AS if to remind us all, especially those so enthralled by Hollywood they look forward to it every year, that February is also Oscar Awards month, the word “acting” has been in much use lately in the vocabularies of some people in these isles of inequity.
Renato Corona and his defense lawyers have been saying it since Day One of the Corona impeachment trial. But they have recently resumed describing some senators as “acting” more like members of the House of Representatives prosecution team than independent judges.
THE main complaint by his mostly lawyer partisans against the impeachment of Renato Corona is that it was done too quickly, followed by claims that it’s an attack on the Supreme Court’s independence, and is unconstitutional besides.
Minority Congressman and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ally Edcel Lagman is leading the chorus of Corona advocates in declaring that a crisis is upon us as a result of the supposed haste, describing the signing within a few hours by 188 congressmen of the impeachment articles as the result of “the mother of all blackmails (sic)” because, he said, his colleagues signed on pain of Malacanang’s withholding their 2012 Priority Development Assistance Fund, otherwise known as the pork barrel.