While the bribery charge is serious, and I myself am wondering what will become of the probe, what Magno glosses over is the serious breach of ethics that
And finally, why didn’t Justice Sabio report the call to his superiors, considering that his older brother, for all his intentions, ignored one of the tenets of a lawyer, which is that lawyers should “refrain from any impropriety which tends to influence or gives the appearance of influencing the court." ?
Commissioner Sabio and Atty. Santos cannot just give the excuse that they were acting for the greater good, out of concern for the GSIS members. If that were the case, then Senator Trillanes should be set free, because he believed that his idiotic actions were done for the sake of the greater good. What
Perhaps the problem lies in the fact that this administration has circumvented the law far too many times, such that the underlings of the administration are taking their cue from the top. If President Arroyo wasn’t ousted or even penalized for her “Hello, Garci” call to the Commission on Elections, why should Sabio and Atty. Santos be penalized for something that they did that was, by their estimate, for the greater good?
Unfortunately, as it is often said, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. No matter how administration spinmeisters like Magno will beautify it with noble intentions, what the PCGG head and Atty. Santos did was unethical, and they should be made to answer for their actions.