Is it time for Erap’s pardon?

One of the biggest news yesterday aside from the Glorietta tragedy is Erap finally putting in writing his willingness to accept presidential pardon. Questions running through my mind:

* Isn’t that too early, senior state prosecutor Villaignacio asked. Aren’t we supposed to show the world that we are serious about stopping corruption? Yet, the verdict isn’t felt yet, and here we are so excited in giving pardon to a former president convicted of corruption.

* Will he admit the guilt?

* How can the political climate calm down if he is pardoned when the political opposition, Erap’s troop, are still banging the president with attacks, most recently the impeachment complaint?

Update from “it’s.not.about.me” – Safe is dangerous (from the treasure chest of Life 2.0)