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Let’s contrast how civilized people deal with dislike of one another, and how senators bully to get their way.
Vitaliano Aguirre, Corona prosecutor, covered his ears while being lectured by Miriam Santiago, and may be cited for contempt.
BSP examiner (whatever that is) Jerry Leal supposedly lied about not being involved in the leak of Corona’s private bank documents, and Enrile tells the media that he may be locked up at the Senate “para matuto siya.”
Now I think the whole demolition job against Corona is BS, and everyone involved in it should be burned alive (or at least, relieved of political power). But it’s just as infuriating to watch the Senate strutting around all high and mighty ready to dish out what they believe to be authority mandated by the people.
MEANWHILE, HOW DO HUMAN BEINGS INTERACT?
Let’s say you own a club, and a customer gets quite rowdy. You throw him out of the club, not “para matuto siya” but because it’s bad business to have jerks around your property.
You’re not going to pick some unwilling guy up from the street, have them enter your premises, and proceed to beat them up if they don’t do as you want. No, such unjustifiable behavior (e.g. subpoena-then-cite-for-contempt) is the forte of politicians.