Palace officials on Tuesday joined President Benigno Aquino III in stepping up attacks against the Supreme Court, warning magistrates against obstructing a popular reformist agenda and raising the specter of a people power uprising against them.
At the Christmas party for the Liberal Party in Malacañang, Mr. Aquino rallied his troops to help him fulfill his campaign promise to prosecute misdeeds allegedly committed during the previous Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration.
“I’d like to think God is making us instruments of His will and at the end of the day, we have been given an opportunity to really transform so much of our country and especially the lives of our people,” the President said.
Aquino apparently anointed himself and his staff de facto "instruments" of God's "will" and, in the process, further applies a Roman Catholic slant into the governing of what is supposed to be a secular state.
Further to this, Aquino also made a public wish that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is currently under arrest on charges of electoral fraud "confess" for her "wrongdoings", a statement that undermines the presumption of innocence prior to proving of guilt that all citizens are entitled to.
Philippine President Noynoy Aquino seems to be embodying everything that is wrong with the Philippines. He consistently exhibits a self-righteous disposition intermeshed with a misguided approach to practicing the Roman Catholic faith and applying it to his manner of serving his role as leader of a secular nation.