Senate votes 20-3 to convict Corona| Inquirer News
MANILA, Philippines – Twenty senators, including Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, on Tuesday found Chief Justice Renato Corona guilty of Article 2 of the impeachment complaint filed against him pertaining to his failure to disclose to the public is statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.
Only three voted to acquit Corona and they were Senators Joker Arroyo, Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr.
The whole country got so worked up this week with the result of the Chief Justice Corona Impeachment. I never got myself to follow the whole impeachment process, but it seemed like it has already replaced the noon-time teledrama in terms of number of viewers.
Of course it was a suspense thriller/drama/comedy/action that engaged the Filipinos particularly in scenes where witnesses were questioned by the Senator Judges and prosecutor panel or defense panel. Now I guess I know why I never got to watch it. I hated those noon time dramas.
The public got mixed reactions. I hear conspiracy theories left and right. You wouldn’t even know who among the public were talking about the facts or their personal opinion. Still, a lot of the people didn’t know what was going on or what was it for. As long as it was the “in” thing to do, it’s worth watching so they can pretend to catch up on the chismisan later.
Personally, I don’t know what to do with Corona. If he was impeached, what then? Would it feed the thousands, nay, millions of Filipinos who are hungry and poor? Would it make the country more “democratic”?
For starters, I have yet to see a true public servant in office who would let themselves go grim and grimy in helping the public. I have yet to see public officials who would give away most of their wealth to help feed the millions who are hungry or at least generate jobs for the jobless. Maybe they do exist, maybe they don’t. They could be like those vigilante heroes that never get the credit for all the good that they do to their fellow humans.
Good should rarely be known after all, the only perfect person in the world said so.
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” Matthew 6:1-4
Thus, it is better for us to do deeds quietly and secretly without expecting anything in return. It’s not public service, it is true Christianity. Whatever my opinion is on the Corona Case, never mind it, I am not following it anyway. Instead, let us do what we can to show that we are not public servants but Christians who are so full of love, we can’t help but share it.
Let’s start today. Help without asking for anything in return. That’s practicing God’s love.