Spending over 40 days for a politically-driven impeachment proceeding was a great political exercise but as Sen. Recto said, albeit indirectly, in his speech, there are bigger problems that the current administration has to face.
Now that the Chief Justice has been given the guilty verdict, many people are wondering what will happen next not only to CJ Corona but to the whole country. A taho vendor in Diliman who watched the proceedings this afternoon in one of the TVs near a carinderia in the area said, “Hindi naman maapektuhan ang buhay ko niyan, puro naman sila pulitika.” The verdict is considered by many members of the intelligentsia as a victory while others can’t help but ask whether the Filipino people should ask for every government official to submit their SALNs.
A student from UP Diliman’s NCPAG said, “Ang lilinis nilang magsalita parang wala naman silang hidden assets. It’s not that I am for Corona pero ang malupit e parang they are casting stones as if wala silang ginawa ring masama at one point. Their speeches were quite disturbing except for the three who voted for Corona’s acquittal”.
Whatever the opinion of the general population, the question remains, will there be another show in this political carnival?