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Stone-throwing goes on

05:02 AM December 04, 2017

Government officials from the lowest village councilor to the highest elected official of the land are public properties. Such being the case, they are expected to work for the public’s interest — not against it.

I have watched and followed past and present goings-on in Congress, where many representatives appear like “Mr. Clean” probing or, as some quarters say, persecuting fellow officials who are either critics of President Duterte or simply in the firing range just because they were appointees of the past president.

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These unlikely undertakings involving government personalities with their own record of graft charges, if not convictions, will never help refine the image of the said chamber. For they reek of malice and political vindictiveness, hence, bereft of credibility and moral ascendancy.

As Jesus Christ said in John 8:7: “Let the man among you who has no sin be the first to cast a stone at her.” This applies to the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Who among the lawmakers can look St. Peter in the eye and claim innocence on the use of the previous Priority Development Assistance Fund or the national budget?

Keep throwing stones at others as you may, but just be very sure that your hands are clean. Or else, your showing would simply smack of arrogance and hypocrisy.

MARK E. PARAS JR., [email protected]

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