A field day for plunderers

04:01 AM October 30, 2019

At the rate the Sandiganbayan has been dismissing ill-gotten wealth cases against the Marcoses, it would seem that government prosecutors are either dumb or corrupt.

Any law student knows in just one class recitation that the production of mere photocopies of documentary evidence guarantees the dismissal of any case.


The originals themselves must be produced in court, either for marking as evidence or for comparison with the photocopies to be marked. But it took more than 30 years for the court to see that? What a waste of government money and time!

As government prosecutors are supposed to be topnotch lawyers, dumb is not the adjective everyone has in mind. Is it any wonder plunderers are having a field day under our judicial system?


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