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Thebestmanforthejobisawoman?

February20,201410:47pm
byRENESAGUISAGT.G.I.F

SiSenadorJinggoyEstradaaynaghihimutoknasiSenadorTGGuingona,
angTagapangulongLuponngLasongBughaw,ayhinatulannasiya,has
prejudgedhim,bysayingininterviewsthatRubyTuasonhadfiredathreepoint
shot,thatwasntonlyabuzzerbeaterbutalsoawinningshot.

Tobeintheeveningsnewsisvitaltosomesenators.Lifesupport.Howa
Senateinquirycangoon,wheretheguesthasalawyerwhoisnomorethana
partofthefurniture,hashisownmouth,orsilencetoleadtohisownperdition
andcriminalprosecution,maymeanthatinthiscountrywecontinuetoseein
theSenatethebestthinkingofthemiddleagesandCardinalTorquemada.
Inatleasttwoprominentcases,causeofdeaththatcouldhavebeenputinthe
certificateisSenateInvestigation.Andthencamethekillerappointmentofa
retiredPNPofficialtochairakeyhumanrightsBoard.AstudentofmineinSan
BedaAlabanggavetomelastSaturdaycertainpublicationsInameinaletter
respondingtoanemail,askingmewhyIquestiontheappointment.Myresponse
byemaillastTuesdayessentiallysaidasfollows.

TheHumanRightsVictimsReparationandRecognitionActof2013
wiselyrequiresthatamemberoftheHumanRightsVictimsClaimsBoardmust
haveadeepandthorough...involvementineffortsagainsthumanrights
violationscommittedduringtheregimeofformerPresidentFerdinandE.
Marcos(R.A.No.10368,Sec.8(b).SofarthePalacehasnotansweredmy
questiononsuchinvolvementofoneLinaSarmiento,ifany;nodisrespect,we
simplydontknowherinthehumanrightscommunity.
Basta!seemstobetheresponseinstead.Mylateeverlovingwife,inher
veryveryrarejealousfitswouldsay``Ibayan!Huh!?`WomansInstinct!!
Huh!?Huh!?`Basta!!!Walanamandahilanggiyagisinngpanibugho.Ithink.But,
torpemahiyainmeknewbetterthantoprolongmyagony;Ikeptquietinsteadof
mumblingananswertoonewhoplacedinherhomewhereIwasherstar
boarderthebestmanforthejobisawoman.

Itissaidthattheappointeehasbeeninvolvedinhumanrightsworkin
recentyearsbutthelawspecifiedMacoysregime.Itmaywellbethatshe
contributedtoputtingtogethertheexcellentCompendiumofInternationalLaws
onHumanRights,PNPGuidebookonHumanRightsBasedPolicing(2013ed.)
andwhatappearstobeitsslimmerprecursor,andLawstoProtectYouandYour
family,PNPHumanRightsOfficepublicationsthroughthesupportoftheHanns
SeidelFoundationofGermany.Good,but...?
HumanRightsVictimsClaimsBoardmemberByronBocarwaswithmeon
September23,1972.(Hewasmylawstude68.)WevowedtheninSanBedato
resist!resist!resist!HebecameamemberofMABINI.Heclearlyqualifiesforthe
Board,evenasitsChair.SwapwithDirectorSarmiento?
ThesonofaManilaCFIJudge(whensuchaonewasrevered),thefatherwas
shownanASSOforthearrestofBy(shortforByron).Bywasnotin.Hislaw
officeofMendozaAraneta&PapaontheEscoltawasalsoraided.Neitherhide

norhairofBy,either.Thenwantingtogetmarried,andhidingcouldbeboring,
theurbanlegendwasBytriedtosurrenderbutwasnottakenin,sincethatis
nottheprocedure,saidthemilitary.Ha,ha.JudgeBocarwasa1935
ConstitutionalConventionDelegate.Byhashadacolorfullife,andqualifiestobe
BoardChair,alongwithJoker,BobbyTanada,ReneSarmiento,JoeyLina,allof
MABINI,alongwithCookieorChelDioknoofFLAGtofollowtheRuleofLaw.
Soundedoutmonthsago,Imadeclearmyhealthissues.Eventoday,Iusea
baston.ABastoneroinhumanrights?

Iguaranteeapassinggradetoanyhumanrightsstudeofminewhowill
questiontheappointment,in1)court,2)theCivilServiceCommission([t]he
civilserviceembracesallbranchesoftheGovernment,Phil.Const.,Art.IX[B][Sec.
2[1]),3)theOfficeoftheOmbudsman,whichmay[i]nvestigateonitsown,oron
complaintbyanyperson,anyactoromissionofanypublicofficial,employee,
officeoragency,whensuchactoromissionappearstobeillegal,...or4)the
CommissiononAudit(tobethedogtowatchtocausethedisallowanceof
irregular...expenditures.Art.IX(D),Sec.2(2).Iurgemystudestobepartofthe
passionandactionoftheirtime,andhere,likewise,sharemyconcernthatthe
unelectedSupremeCourtseemstoactasaSuperLegislature?

IagreewithretiredJusticeVicMendozathattheremustbeanactualcase
orcontroversyinvolvingaproperparty.Inthecybercrimecase,theunelected
SuperLegislaturereviewedanentireActoftheelectedCongress.
Asintheantiterrorismact.

ThisweekwemarkFebruary22,1986,whenmillionsfinallyjoinedCory
AquinoatEdsa,whereshehadstoodsinceSeptember23,1972(notonlyforfour
days).

February19,1986alsomarkedthecentennialofChiefJusticeVicente
AbadSantos,whopreferredtodieonhisfeetthanliveinshameonbendedknees
theSpiritofEdsa86.WasLinaSarmientowithusinEdsa86whencopslike
FredLimfinallyjoinedthePeoplewiththepoignancyofarecantationdefying
orderstodispersethem?Fredrealized:VoxpopulivoxDei.Foreignintervention
oftheDivinevarietywewelcomed.