Monday, January 16, 2012

What does the impeachment trial mean for ordinary Filipinos?

A Twitter follower asked us how the impeachment trial will benefit ordinary Filipinos.

This is my response: It is a constitutional mechanism enshrined in our fundamental law to exact public accountability from our high-ranking officials accused of wrongdoing. Exacting public accountability is necessary if our society is to have a healthy respect for the rule of law. Otherwise lawlessness, abuses, and disregard for the law will be the rule rather than the exception.

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