Saturday, November 10, 2007

Not yet Rene, not yet!

“No, I ask not for a revolution, but reform. If the young 'uns do not now
condemn the ways of the trapos, we are lost. To think that a number of the barracudas today were used to Spartan lifestyles during the Marcos years, it pains to see how they validate Oscar Wilde's observation that everything can be resisted except temptation. The young 'uns must speak now for the day they see the truth and cease to speak is the day they begin to die. The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Two mistakes are irrevocable, speaking when it is time to be silent and being silent when it is time to speak. Useful clichés.”

Those are the eloquent words of the acerbic Atty. Rene A. V. Saguisag, a bar topnotcher, a former Senator and cabinet member, a human rights lawyer, a thinker, a moralist, a freedom fighter, a journalist, a reformer and an activist.

Get well soon, Senator! The country still needs you.


Anonymous said...

I do admire Saguisag but he made unpopular moves in the past tarnishing his credibility as a reformer. Defending Erap is of that.

Joselito Basilio said...


There's a big difference between a reformer and a lawyer. A lawyer has sworn obligation and duty to defend a client- sinner or saint. Saguisag was just exercising his lawyerly duty when he accepted to lawyer for Erap.