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A veritable fanatic of the Internet. His avocation is teaching while his main vocation is practicing the much maligned law profession. Currently teaching Constitutional Law at the FEU Institute of Law and a guest lecturer at the De La Salle University teaching "Freedom and Regulation in Cyberspace" in the Graduate Program of the Department of Communication. He is married to his beautiful Ateneo law school classmate and is blessed with a daughter and a son.

Location: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This Time Last Year

Since everybody is into celebrating the first year anniversary of the Garci tapes, I would like to chime in too but will ask myself: What were my beliefs this time last year?

This time last year, I believe that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was the duly elected president of the Republic of the Philippines;

This time last year, I heard the Garci tapes and I could distinctly hear that the female voice on the tapes was that of the President;

This time last year, I felt that even if her voice was on the tape, the tapes could not be used for the simple reason that they were inadmissible from the cursory reading of the Anti-Wiretapping Act;

This time last year, I could not believe Secretary Ignacio Bunye, himself a lawyer, admitted that the voice on the tapes were those of the president;

This time last year, I could not believe the president could have committed a monumentally stupid act and the chutzpah of micromanaging even the shadow activities of her presidential campaign;

This time last year, I could not believe the monumentally incompetent Secretary Ignacio Bunye would nail GMA to the cross by admitting and then producing another very, very contrived and pirated piece of CD;

This time last year, I wrote Manolo Quezon III  the President should not resign but must by operation of  the constitutional mechanism, be allowed to face the charges in an impeachment hearing before the Senate;

Finally, this time last year, I sincerely believed President Arroyo was the best person to lead the country, bar none!

That was last year.

How and when they changed is part of my personal timeline that coincided with the fast unfolding developments last year.

What is past is prologue!


Blogger ellen said...

Hi Edwin,

Finally, you found time to blog again!

8:02 PM  
Blogger mama_aly said...

In 365 days, we will celebrate another year. By then, I pray this we'll all be in a better place.

10:01 AM  

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