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The millions and a pig

05:02 AM December 12, 2018

This is a true story.

In the mid-1950s, I had a friend who became a lawyer at 42. His first case was to defend a client who stole a neighbor’s pig.

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He advised the client to return the pig to its owner.

During the trial, my lawyer-friend argued with confidence: “But, your Honor, the pig went back to its owner!”

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The highly esteemed local judge, unlike the “honorable” Sandiganbayan justices’ verdict lately, convicted the pig thief.

GERRY T. MAGLAYA,
jeremiah.maglaya@gmail.com

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