Veteran columnist Atty. Emil Jurado called Senator Leila De Lima’s situations karma as the latter was ousted as the chair of Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
On his column on The Standard, he said that the former secretary of Department of Justice (DOJ) will be prosecuted.
I said in earlier columns that I wanted to sympathize with De Lima but could not. She has absolutely no chance to survive this politically. The powers of the President are vast and awesome.Continuing his commentary, Atty. Jurado said:
De Lima, for sure, will be prosecuted since the testimonies of the long line of witnesses against her would amount to probable cause for a case in court.
De Lima had it coming. Former President BS Aquino used her as his attack dog in persecuting former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Mr. Aquino had wanted to show the world that he could send a former president to jail. Mrs. Arroyo was his poster child for the fight against corruption under the hypocritical “Daang Matuwid.”READ ALSO: De Lima Confronted Lacson Who Says Basis Enough To File A Case Against Her, Uh-Oh!
BS Aquino also used De Lima to prosecute minority senators like former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, and Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada. In my over six decades as a journalist, I have never seen a president as vindictive as Aquino was.And now I wonder: Would we have problems in drugs, criminality and corruption if BS Aquino had done his job?
Only the courts can say whether De Lima is guilty or not. But politically speaking, he is a dead duck. It’s karma—what goes around, comes around.