But such is still credible today, given a country which is wont to commend thieves, quacks and murderers on one hand and torture honest and diligent workmen and farmers on the other, families and parents whose hearts are buried in waiting and waiting for justice until their own dusks set in and they carry that waiting to the hollows of their graves. While the hinges of reward and punishment swing in the gust of power, the balance of Lady Justice tilts in the winds coupled by the weight of bribery and threat.
Palparan's ascension to the House of Representatives is not a product of nepotism alright, but this time by the mathematical formula of party list representation. Yet having been lionized by the self-proclaimed human rights protector in her SONA what follows is the butcher's empowerment to do what his master likes best, i. e., to eliminate the stumbling blocks lying in Gloria's trail, and even possibly to cover up whatever dirt she'd left behind. Though Palparan is no longer in command of the army, he would make himself useful to the mad monarch he always sought to serve with all his soul, his willingness having been demonstrated before in bloody proportions. BANTAY, the name of his party list, sounds to my ears more like BEWARE.
I lost the wager hands down. It seems that Justice can really be bought not with the price of Truth and Wisdom but with the price of subservience and partisanship. It seems that, after all, Lady Justice is just a monument of our collective idiocy.
Kaya Jologs utang muna bente pesos na pusta ko, pambili lang naming magkakapatid ng lutong ulam bukas ng tanghali.