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Gordon: Youth offender law a mistake

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Wp.22, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Wp.22

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    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquir...9-252105/Gordon-Youth-offenders-law-a-mistake

    MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Richard Gordon promised to review the Youth Offenders’ Law if he becomes president, noting that criminals use children as their legmen to evade prosecution.

    “The law was a mistake. I voted for it and I regret it,” Gordon said at the Inquirer-sponsored presidential forum at the UP Theater on Monday.

    “The law has good intentions but adults were behind these minors,” he said in Filipino.

    Gordon said that as part of his legislative agenda if he became president, he would also urge Congress to “teach young people more accountability” and not just separate them from adult criminals once a review of the law was made.

    “We need to plug the loopholes,” he added.

    During the forum, panelist Fr. Joaquin Bernas, a constitutional expert, asked Gordon what meaning he would give the word “rebellion.”

    Bernas premised his question on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s declaration of martial law in Maguindanao province last year, citing rebellion, following the massacre of 57 people by alleged supporters of the Ampatuan clan.

    “Rebellion does not exist in Mindanao,” said Gordon, a graduate of the UP law school. “As far as I’m concerned, rebellion is an uprising to unseat the government. There was no such effort but there was an effort to hide the killings.”

    Bernas repeated his question, and Gordon said “the proper crime was murder.” He said the rebellion charge was just “a cop-out, an attempt to … protect them (the Ampatuans) from the more serious offense of [57] murder cases individually.”

    Bernas said the senator still had not answered his question, and asked his question a third time. Gordon said: “There is no rebellion, no public uprising. The government still exists …”
     
  2. A little late for that, Senator.:upeyes: A UP Law grad like him should remember what the road to hell is paved with.
     


  3. isuzu

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    Aw, come on! He should have known better before he voted for the law.
     
  4. PMMA97

    PMMA97 MNSAmessdetail

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    UP pala si Gordon. I never thought that UP Law had such huge college bull ring.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. I met him at Subic in 1995, and he kept referring to our law school as "University of Law, College of the Philippines".:supergrin: Still, the UP Law education didn't take the brashness out of him, as is still evident today.

    And he's running for President... Let's see if he will work for the modification of the law in question after the elections.
     
  6. MAJINKONG

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    he is a proponent of volunteerism... he will make every citizen a volunteer before being hired for a job.
     
  7. Allegra

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    I'm about to vote for him
    Anyone with concrete reasons why I should not?
     
  8. pipo

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    i read he is one of those politicians who supported the proposed gun control bill. This is enough reason for me to withdraw my support for him
     
  9. Kaiser Soze

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    When he was relieved of his duties as SBMA Chairman, he barricaded himself within the area, and was caught on camera BURNING and STOMPING on the Philippine flag. (I'm trying to find a video of the act)

    Another reason is amidst all of the problems we're facing now, one of his priority bills is a law to add a ninth ray to the flag. Not job creation, not hunger alleviation, not reformed taxation, he wants to mess with the flag. The ninth ray is supposed to represent Muslim Filipinos, and I'd be onboard to support this under different circumstances, but here's the thing: Filipino Muslims didn't even ask for it! (I asked some Muslim acquaintances who are from different areas of Mindanao, and this was the first time they'd heard of it...and their opinion is that there's nothing wrong with the current flag, so it's really a non-issue...ang sabi nga nung isa, he should focus on bringing more teachers and doctors, and infrastructure to Mindanao instead of this!)

    I am a fan of his work ethic and his smarts, but I don't think I'm going to vote for his for Prez.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  10. Allegra

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    Burning the pinoy flag! can this be confirmed?

    I'm looking for charges of corruption
    I can forgive his gun control act if he and BF can make pinoys follow the law
    I'm not looking for miracles
    I just want justice to be served , the guilty to be punished so everyone will obey the law
    Pantay pantay the law should apply to everyone walang malakas

    That way , makikita naming mahihirap na level ang playing field
    sisipagin kami magtrabaho kasi alam naming may pag asa ,
    Na kahit mayaman ka kailangan ka pa rin sumunod sa batas

    and it takes political will and brass balls to do that
    and Dick has balls!!
     
  11. Eye Cutter

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    I think the Ang Ladlad Party List Group is supporting Gordon and Fernando,

    Meron ka na Dick, Meron ka pa BF!

    LoL!
     
  12. PMMA97

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    Erap's Executive Order number 1 was to remove Gordon from SBMA.

    Maybe it was a retaliatory move against Dick because Eraps Jeep was not allowed to campaign in Olongapo.

    I never saw the flag stomping though.
     
  13. Allegra

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    I remeber my first visit to subic, uso pa duty free
    Nahuli ako ng police , for not stopping sa stop sign
    I said to myself , this is one first class community

    Same w/ BF
    Binawi ng MMDA ang mga kinuha ng squatters sa national road here in Laguna
    Squatters both rich and poor
    Mga barong barong pati , malaking gate ng private hospital even half a shopping center
    Something the mayors were afraid to do

    also thinking about Gibo , pero still unproven but huge on potential
     
  14. PMMA97

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    During Dicks time the SBMA police WAS world class specifically on traffic matters. But now I am seeing a sad decline in enforcement. SBMA vehicles flagrantly violating their own rules. Rolling stops. Confusing traffic signs. Disregarding pedestrians right of way.

    But the traffic situation in Olongapo City, which is Gordon country, is getting worse.
     
  15. Toby1006Glock

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    PMMA97, the traffic situation is getting worse in Olongapo kasi you have migrants from all over the country na lahat gusto magkaroon ng magandang buhay sa Olongapo either as jeepney / tricycle drivers, you have Muslim vendors na may nga Delica vans, scooters - lahat ito nakakakuha ng license sa LTO without undergoing honest-to-goodness defensive driving seminar, no idea about driving etiquette, road courtesy etc. In fact, most of Filipino drivers sa bansa natin natuto mag-drive thru experience at turo ni daddy at kuya. Kaya pag-nagdrive inside SBMA, ayun huli because wala tayo idea about traffic rules. Still the City Hall compliments it with defensive driving seminar among public utility drivers everytime they renew their permit to drive in Olongapo. BTW, ito ay brainchild ni Mayor Richard "Dick" Gordon when he was mayor.

    Sad that people would vote for someone who has the name or pedigree instead of track record or accomplishments. What would we feel if we apply for a job, your resume says cum laude ka, with all the awards, recognitions, trainings and what have you. Tapos you got beaten out for the job by someone who's only qualification for the position is his illustrious name. Kaya si Dick Gordon inspite of his track record, accomplishments eh nahihirapan sa campaign kasi wala siyang apelyido na illustrious sa tingin ng iba. Look at my aunt, Haydee Yorac or even Solita "Winnie" Monsod, we all know they are both qualified to be senators, because they have the smarts, track record and integrity. Yet they lost to guys like Tito Sotto, Ramon Revilla Sr & Jr, Lito Lapid. Kaya we have no one to blame but ourselves kasi "shallow" ang criteria natin.

    Kaya pagtapos ng gun ban, i-line up na natin yung posters at tarps ng local at national candidates sa gun range at putukan natin. Bibigyan ko ng campaign poster ko si PMMA97 para putukan niya. hehehe. God bless to all BOGS.

    P.S. no flag stomping/burning incident during the Subic Siege. Maybe Kaiser Soze was referring to the burning of the fire truck and when Dick was vigorously waving the flag with a broken pole. I was there all 3 months when we defied Executive Order No. 1, we all felt vindicated when the excesses and abuses of Erap led to his own ouster.
     
  16. mansky

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    Going back to the Youth Offender Law...

    Its such an ill thought off law created by Mr Sharon Cuneta. Have you noticed how much of the crime being reportedly lately are committed by people below 18yo?

    ps. Dick probabaly signed and gave his approval of the bill because Kiko is a fraternity brother of his in UP
     
  17. Wp.22

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    Nandyan naman si Flash Gordon same surname ni Dick:supergrin:
     
  18. Allegra

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    Tell him , yun lang ang wish ko sa next pres
    Ipatupad ang batas

    and if he needs a press sec , pwede rin ako heehee just kidding
     
  19. PMMA97

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    I think Toby1006Glocks observations are correct. I have seen improvements in enforcement but the sheer volume of vehicles and wanton disregard of the law by most of the motorists oftentimes overwhelms the traffic enforcers.

    And with additional investments by corporations being poured into the city I am quite sure that this traffic problem could potentially be a nightmare for Olongapo.

    I personally know the head of the Olongapo Traffic Management Board and I think he is doing his best given his limited resources.

    Penge city hall sticker :supergrin:
     
  20. Toby1006Glock

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    Yun lang! :crying: Bigyan kita business card ko, lalo kalang tutuluyan ng mga TEO's natin. :tongueout: God bless bro