Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Wanna Bet?

I woke up this morning to a "predictive" text about the Supreme Court and its impending vote on the bogus People's Initiative. It read:
"In favor of Sigaw - Puno, Santiago, Tinga, Corona, Cancio, Nazario. Two undecided. Seven against. Fearless forecast is 8-7 in favor of PI."
We have all heard the rumors, and on the morning of oral arguments for and against the Singaw petition at the Supreme Court, texts like this are unnerving. If the information is true, then we are once again going to be terribly disappointed. Real constitutional law experts (as opposed to Raul Lambino) like Edwin Lacierda and Adel Tamano believe that the Supreme Court would be hard pressed to reverse itself in this matter. But we all know stranger things have happened in this Kingdom of the Possessed.

In dire times, most of us turn to God for comfort and blessings. This morning, at 9:00 am, Fr. Bernas will officiate mass at the Ateneo Law School (Rockwell) for the oppositors to the Initiative. Apart from praying for the strength of those who will represent us in the Supreme Court this afternoon, we will pray for the Justices. We will also pray for our apathetic people, the need for their hearts to be opened to the truth and the importance of justice and accountability.

But there still that pagan side to us. The side that can't help but wager bets. Wanna bet the SC will reverse itself? This is one bet I desperately want to lose.

5 comments:

manuelbuencamino said...

ako sa tingin ko sigaw will lose but de venecia, when he takes his case to court, will win.

RUMMEL PINERA said...

And I pray that Mrs. Arroyo will be daring enough to create a "truth commission" that will determine if she really won the year 2004 presidential election. I hope all the Christian bishops in our land will one day hold a "united mass" for such a thing to happen. Fr. Bernas can lead such mass.

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the bystander said...

Helga, I tend to agree with MB. Our forecasts may be different but the result would be the same -- in favor of Gloria's Chacha.

Helga said...

Although I share the trepidation of a looming railroad crash through the House, Bystander, I still hold out the hope that we've a chance to at least fight it out in the SC. If we lose there, then we have to look at getting out the NO vote in the plebiscite. This is what we get for being voices in the wilderness. The people's apathy will be their undoing, they'll wake up one day to find her presidenta for life.

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