JUSTICE in a long hiatus

At a Rape Case Trial

Judge: This court requests the accused to stand up. Defendant is hereby requested to stand up.

The accused stood up, a senior citizen, using a cane to support his fragile body.

(People whispering behind backs, looking for the defendant.)

After a few minutes, a young woman stood up.

Judge: Are you the accused?

Accused: Yes, your Honor.

Judge: Are you the defendant?

Young Woman: No, your Honor, it was my grandmother who was raped by the accused. My mother is the fruit of that unfortunate event, and soon after, Mother bore a child and it was me.

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Three generations, and it was only then that JUSTICE was given. This is how the Justice System here in our country operates. It is sad to know that the Department of (In)Justice functions at a turtle pace, one which can be fully condemned by the people involved in such a case. Considering my little knowledge of the Philippine Law, it is those trying times that we can fully nag and curse our Justice System, the Supreme Court and other agencies involved in granting us justice for the long delay.

Now, there's this Drug Bribery Case being tried by the Sandiganbayan, I don't know how long they will end this noise, the defendants and the PDEA are into this, and God only knows who among them is telling the truth. Trial by Publicity, as many people call it now because those involved are those in the upperclass society, those who are socialites in Alabang are involved. Even prosecutors and lawyers were said to be bribed to give freedom to the Alabang Boys. Whatever is true, how long will this last?

Remember the Bobby Dacer case, Nida Blanca Murder Case, the Fertilizer Scam, the ZTE Deals, these are but cases that are not yet resolved, even if years and years have passed. I pity those innocent lives in jail who cry out for JUSTICE.

I guess, that's just it. When will justice be served? How long will the intelligent people dwell on their cases, sleep on them like pillows.

Being a low-class law student, I cannot let this matter be, decide now or perish. It is hard I know, but the mind must always win over the heart. You ask for JUSTICE? It's in the gut feel, and the evidences always speak.

So where is JUSTICE now, you may ask.

She is in love, and is in a long hiatus. You are expected to wait, no matter how long.

Comments

mordsith said…
i am really annoyed over this case and the golf incident with the abusive mayor, which was also in court.

the prosecutor "dismissed" the case on technicality. it could have been settled if the PDEA and DOJ really wanted to capture the crooks. are really the dots and commas more important than the essence of the law itself? i don't get it.

sana maayos na ang justice system dito. justice delayed is justice denied, di ba?
BlogusVox said…
I was a little bit surprise with this post. Nagiging "militante" na our dear sweet sheng. : )

But that's the reality of our Justice System in particular and our government and society in general. We could only overcome this if the change comes within us. Posible but a tall order to achive.
Hammed said…
You have Raul Gonzales as the Justice Secretary, no justice is expected to proliferate in this country. But this sad reality stretched back to Marcos era. I guess the Filipinos have developed a will of taking in every blow, every iniquity that passes before their very eyes. And you have GMA as the so-called president who cheated her way to the top and raped the democracy consequently and yet we continue to allow her so, no justice will ever be served: at least not anytime soon. But who knows, time has its mystic way of resurrecting the past: we may probably wake up one sweet day and revolt once again to redeem our dignity as a nation.
Ayel said…
Kahit nung di pa si Gonzales ang Sec of Justice, questionable na ang existence ng Justice sa bansa. This doesn't happen in the Philippines. As long as people are not selfless, there would never be justice. Justice is so ideal a thing for the real world. Or, people are really never capable of understanding the true meaning of justice.
kg said…
it boils down to money and power, I guess, that's why these cases haven't been resolved (and may never even be). minsan, di na nakaka-disappoint...nakakainis na!
myminiheart said…
it was so sad that we can't do something about it, it is so frustrating. anyway, chill sheng. :) i miss you.
REDLAN said…
Ambagal nga ng justice dito sa atin. Money talks kasi.
Heart of Rachel said…
It's sad how justice can be so slow and unfair. It's alarming too how it can be brought in favor of the wealthy and powerful.
Kayni said…
i do hope and pray that when you do become a lawyer, you'll be among the good people to get justice moving properly.
teeni said…
Wow. That's very sad.
Blue Rose said…
so true and that's sad about our justice system. kelan nga ba maaayos yan? o may pag-asa pa kayang maayos yan?
dodong flores said…
Nakakahiya na nga ang justice system dito sa atin. I don't know kung kailan maayos ito. Pati political system, ang gulo pa rin. When will it last? Only time will tell...
Allan Barredo said…
Its unfortunate that our justice system works like that. Bottom line always is money, it moves everything. at least sa case natin dito
Garando said…
I totally agree. I'm always embarrassed whenever my wife sees these things on the news. Garandee herself is victimized by corruption on a regular basis. Madalas kase kami pumunta sa immigration to renew her visa. sigh...
prinsesamusang said…
LOL something is really wrong. uy si sheng blogging na ulit.
the donG said…
this is something our country is unable to solve yet. im really not good and experienced in terms of legal situations. but i noticed from a general perspective how slow most of the time cases are resolved or even to the point of not being resolved.
katcarneo said…
Ooooh, that image of Liberty kissing Justice I have got to have....

So many cases remain unresolved that a TV show was even made just to tackle them. And they remain unresolved still...
Jasmin said…
I couldn't agree more.
Perky said…
I don't know how your justice system works but 3 generations??? wow, that's bloody long!
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