It seems that we just ride wave after wave of crises in this country. Oil spills, exam leaks, legitimacy... Doesn't it all go back to one basic trait that we seem to be attempting to live without? Honesty, quoth Billy Joel, is such a lonely word.
Petron feebly attempted to fudge its responsibility for the pollution caused by its oil, forgetting that in law, this is a strict liability tort. It cannot pass on blame to the oil tanker and presume that the victims must first exhaust its remedies against it, before coming after the oil company. Petron shares liability with the oil tanker, from the outset as the owner of the polluting substance inadvertently dumped in the pristine waters of Guimaras. The less defensiveness on Petron, the better. Clean up and pay up.
Those poor nurses. With visions of dollars dancing in their heads, they consistently refuse to re-take the tainted exams on the lame excuse tht not everyone cheated. The 2004 Bar exams were also tainted but everyone had to bear the burden of the the re-assignment of values per exam. Those that would have passed without the re-assigned had to forever hold their peace. Cheating taints everyone. Re-take or re-assign and move on.
The presumed President of this country must take some blame for all the subsequent messes. Her il/legitimacy taints everything. Cheating comes in many forms. Whether it is through the electoral exercises or through board leaks or avoidance of liability.
Posted on Sep 11, 2006, 3:58 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206