Perhaps this is really how “human rights” lawyers work. They make victims of people who never saw themselves as victims to begin with. These parasitical members of the legal profession make people believe they are “victims” all for the purpose of turning them into “clients” who fit their nebulous “human rights” narrative.
Chel Diokno fits the bill perfectly. He presumed to represent the “victimhood” of the Filipino fishermen whose boat was allegedly rammed by a Chinese vessel in Reed Bank in mid June. The trouble is he made an equally nebulous case that was crushed under the intense grilling of the Philippines’ Supreme Court justices. Asked in a variety of words by these justices, What is it exactly you are asking of the Court? all Diokno’s legal team could respond with was a shrug and a scratch in the head.
Even more laughable, the fishermen themselves eventually disavowed themselves of Diokno’s quaint legal stunt.
All Diokno has left is a face to save. But it seems he is too late to save even that.
“It was a carefully-worded decision by the Supreme Court. We are grateful that they showed some semblance of independence,” Trillanes told reporters when sought for an interview after the Supreme Court ruled to deny his petition.
“They could have outrightly dismissed the petition all together. But they knew that we presented a strong case and the proclamation is badly-flawed, but nonetheless, they gave him (Duterte) a face-saving way out,” said the opposition senator.
This is a milestone in that it is a de facto recognition of the authority of the Supreme Court coming from a key Yellowtard leader.
Having set this precedent, any further effort to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court coming from the Yellowtard camp should be called out as just another case of their tradition of inconsistency-when-convenient.
Filipinos owe it to themselves to be vigilant in keeping their “thought leaders” intellectually honest — specially those of them who come from a political bloc that had long ago come to be known for routine dishonesty.
A Yellowtard bozo tweeted today: “35 days left in the De Castro term as the first ampalaya Chief Justice.” On that one’s gotta ask, how’s that even relevant? And if so, who do these bozos propose as an alternative?
More importantly, the irony of calling De Castro an “ampalaya Chief Justice” escapes the pointed heads of the Yellowtards. Counting down to the end of a Chief Justice who they revile is, itself, a textbook case of irrational bitterness.
Most Filipinos choke on the notion of “results”. Indeed, the most common word used in Tagalog to express the concept is the seemingly Spanish-originated word resulta. Evidently, Tagalog is not a modern-enough dialect to accommodate concepts essential for a culture of achievement.
Filipinos deserve a better bloc of partisans to lead their Opposition — one that focuses on results rather than wallow in their obsolete comfort zone of bitterness.
The idea that Filipinos are the “boss” of public officials became a fad slogan during the administration of former President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III. Not surprisingly, that idea is complete horseshit.
BS Aquino’s “kayo ang boss ko” is now being perverted to the partisan ends of today’s Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition. They use this moronic notion now to demand unreasonable things of a collegial and non-political institution such as that of the Supreme Court. Worse, the bozo Aquino appointed to be Chief Justice, Lourdes Sereno, extended this moronism further by infesting the High Court with the Yellowtard “people power” narrative and its cast of characters of drama queens and Batang Yagit “victim” acts.
Despite the fact, for example, that current Chief Justice Teresita De Castro’s appointment to head the judiciary is perfectly legal, the Yellowtards continue to throw a tantrum over what they perceive to be an affront to democracy. But look underneath all the shrill noise of this monumental tantrum and one will find not one iota of a coherent argument against this appointment.
The Supreme Court does not owe deference to a screeching mob no matter how loud said screeching may be. They defer only to the law and decide within its framework. The Yellowtards will simply need to come up with an argument against De Castro better than “we don’t like her”.
The last few days must have been really hard for never-had-been-chief-justice Lourdes Sereno. Congratulations have continued to pour in citing not just newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita De Castro’s eminent qualifications but also her being the Philippines’ first female Chief Justice.
Indeed, this is a huge blow to Sereno. It is very likely that she regrets the day former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III suggested she step up to the office she now never occupied.
To add to the humiliation is the evidently warm welcome accorded to De Castro by the Supreme Court staff. Suffice to say, it can be easily surmised that Sereno was not at all well-liked by her never-had-been colleagues and staff in the High Court.
Sereno is better off lying low and ignoring any further pats on the back (and on the head) coming from the Yellowtard community. This is a community of inbred thinkers who had utterly failed to evolve. And Sereno is a sad casualty of this Yellowtard disease.
All the “thought leaders” of the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition could do is whine about why they believe newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita De Castro is not “fit” to be Chief Justice. Other than that, the Yellowtards cannot seem to come up with any more objective reasons why they do not like De Castro.
All the Yellowtards really want is for their preferred girl the now never-had-been-chief-justice Lourdes Sereno to be reinstated (or rather to have her appointment un-voided). But the fact is, De Castro, by all accounts, is the better-qualified magistrate. Just on the basic things, like her psych evaluation results and her compliance to the requirement for all public servants to have a complete record of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs), De Castro is eminently qualified. As far as basic requirements to be a civil servants alone, De Castro already beats Sereno hands down.
You wonder then: What is the problem with these Yellowtards?
The problem with the Yellowtards is that all they really want is to get back to power. The welfare of the Philippines is likely to be the farthest from their minds. This is why they think nothing of kicking up another impeachment complaint against several Supreme Court Justices. The end to which they take this effort is a mystery. Actually it isn’t. The Yellowtards just want power.