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Presumption of Innocence, Stupid!


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To those who seemingly sidestepped common sense and elementary logic by crucifying instant celebrity Jeane Lim-Napoles:  can they actually find any distinction between her and other “children of gods?”

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Daughters of god  No. 1:  Imee and Irene Marcos, children of so-called “Marcos Conjugal Dictatorship” whom opposition leaders (including parents of President Benigno C. Aquino III) have accused of  emptying the government’s coffers.

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Daughter of god No. 2:  Jackie Ejercito-Lopez, daughter of convicted plunderer-and-now-Manila mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada.

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Daughter of god No. 3:  Luli Macapagal-Arroyo, daughter of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is currently facing multiple graft and corruption cases.

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Daughter of god No. 4:  Camille Villar, daughter of former Senator Manny Villar who was allegedly involved in the controversial C5 extension project.

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Daughter of god No. 5:  Senator Nancy Binay,  whose mother former  Makati Mayor Elenita Binay was accused of plunder for the alleged anomalous purchase of furnitures amounting to 72 million pesos.

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…..and espeysal mention, Daughter of god no. 6, pa-socialite Divine Lee, daughter of  businessman Delfin Lee  of Globe Asiatique who is accused of duping the Pag-ibig housing fund in the tune of 7 billion pesos.

Although some of these “children of gods” have not flaunted their riches online, it is public knowledge that they enjoyed “social latitude” at some point of their lives.  But to assume that they have any hand in the wrongdoings or alleged unscrupulous dealings of their parents, self-righteous individuals have clearly trampled their right to be presumed innocent (a right that even the worst specie of criminals are entitled to).

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In the end,  Jeane Lim-Napoles’ only mistake could be her propensity to post photos on social networks such as Tumblr and Instagram.

I wish I were Jeane Napoles.


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It seems that the Philippines does not run out of juicy controversies. The latest even outshined (or outclassed) those who are supposedly involved in a graver scandal – distinguished members of the Philippine Senate who allegedly allowed a lady-businesswoman to spend their “pork barrel” (Senator’s discretionary funds otherwise known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund) on dubious non-government organizations (NGOs).

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The frenzy and rage over the flaunted riches of young designer Jeane Lim Napoles (daughter of pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles) are misplaced. This is sadly the proverbial “barking at the wrong tree” case. While the public is castigating Ms. Napoles, the real evildoers (who allegedly include her embattled mother) are slipping away from the clutches of lady justice (just like how Delfin Lee of the Globe Asiatique scam seemed to fade away from the public’s memory).

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Magna cum laude Jeane –no matter how tasteless, classless or careless netizens think she is – should not be made the target of any public uproar. She is just at the receiving end. If indeed charges against her mother are true, it does not concern Jeane (unlike Delfin Lee’s pa-socialite daughter Divine Lee who is Vice President for Sales of their beleaguered company). The government and all its “matuwid na daan” powers should pounce on the real perpetrators of the Pork Barrel Scam before they get away or their popularity (or notoriety) wanes.

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tumblr_lfkku2eW4i1qgb6fqo1_400 (photos from jean napoles’ tumblr account)

There is nothing wrong in having rich parents. Children of ridiculously rich people cannot be faulted for the riches gifted to them or they merely inherited (right, Senator Bong-Bong Marcos?). All they do is to receive the moolah and spend it as if there is no tomorrow. And lucky them, there is no law against spending all your money on a whim.

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(photo from Jean Napoles’Twitter account)

That is why a lot of Filipinos actually want to be Jeane Lim-Napoles: young, supposedly talented, apparently happy, no doubt filthy rich and….. sadly innocent. The problem is that they cannot just shake off the fact that they are just envious of her.

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