The recent release of Claudio Tehankee has once again weakened my faith in our justice system. Imagine, letting out a cold blooded murderer who has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Whatever possessed the President to issue such a clemency?
I am totally dismayed. Just the thought of how our Mr. Bad Guy was discreetly released after his brother, Manuel “passed” by the DOJ gives me the creeps. It is a stark evidence of how corrupt the government is. It can be remembered that Claudio Tehankee brutally shot Maureen Hultman and Roland Chapman in 1991. The crime had been one of the most celebrated cases to hit the courts and the political scene .
Well, this only proves that freedom in the Philippines comes with a price tag. Too bad only the rich can afford it. I woundn’t be surprised if, one day, Antonio Sanchez would walk down the street a freeman.