Thursday, July 19, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Opportunity for P-Noy to show humane side

12:00 AM December 02, 2015

The Supreme Court finally put closure to the case of First Class Cadet Aldrin Cudia, denying his appeal for him to be able to get his transcript of records/diploma from the Philippine Military Academy, so he could enroll at the UP College of Law. This, after failing to graduate as salutatorian of his class due to some perceived offense he committed against the school’s honor code, which forbids, among others acts, lying (and in the case of Cudia, it was simply not being able to tell correctly why he was late in class for two minutes).

This decision of the Supreme Court came as a shock. How the highest court in the land could be so unfeeling, unsympathetic to the plight of a young man whose only desire is to move on. If the PMA officers were not able to act fairly on Cudia’s plight, how could have the Supreme Court followed suit and commit the same act of injustice? Denying the man’s simple petition was denying him to have a new lease in life. How grave was his sin of lying that he would be treated like a criminal?

I hope President Aquino could give Cudia the consideration he needs. If the Supreme Court closed its door to this man, maybe there is a chance that P-Noy will open his and not lose this one big chance to show the more humane side of his “daang matuwid.”

ADVERTISEMENT

—THERESA PILI-NISPEROS, Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Aldrin Cudia, Philippine Military Academy, Supreme Court
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.