GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE THE POWER TO JUDGE

GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE 
THE POWER TO JUDGE


FREE PRESS, PEOPLE'S JUSTICE SYSTEM
Our system of justice is to blame why politicians indicted or punished in cases are crying out "POLITICAL HARASSMENT."

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has been locking down inside the Cebu Provincial Capitol in her bid to fend off the suspension being ordered by President Aquino to be imposed on her.  Under the Local Government Code of 1991, the Office of the President can impose punishment on governors and mayors of cities.  Thus, it ruled in a case that the woman governor is guilty of causing prejudice to her vice governor.


Even if the decision of the Office of the President in its exercise of its quasi-judicial power is correct, it will always be suspected of being tainted with political undertones.  That is simply because the Office of the President exercising the power to hear and decide an administrative case is a political office and occupied by a politically-elected President.


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The same is the complaint of Governor Espina of Pangasinan. He cries "political harassment" as he is being accused by his once-buddy mayor of Bugallon as a "jueteng king" in the province.  The accusation has been aided by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, himself a political person and a political appointee to that position.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is also complaining "political harassment" when she was indicted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for electoral sabotage, a non-bailable offense, claiming that the commissioners and the chairman were acting under the orders of President P-Noy Aquino.


Not too long ago, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson was charged in court for double murder of Salvador "Bubby" Dacer and the latter's driver, Emmanuel Corbito.  The senator went into hiding justifying the same that it was a political harassment of Macapagal-Arroyo unleashed against him as a political foe.


REMOVE ANY INFLUENCE OF POLITICS FROM ANY JUDICIAL OR QUASI-JUDICIAL BODY AND THE CRY OF POLITICAL HARASSMENT WILL END.


The only way to remove political influence from our courts and quasi-judicial bodies is TO LET THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES EXERCISE THAT POWER TO JUDGE. 


So let us now think and support the campaign to GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT POWER TO JUDGE!


That is the jury system.
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