Broadcast reports from the famous program of Joe Osabal over KM FM indicated the attempted ambush of Libmanan RTC Judge Jeaneth Gaminde San Joaquin while on her way home to Naga from her office at the Hall of Justice. The attempted ambush reportedly happened while she was approaching the Bulaong bridge located just downtown. The IBP Camarines Sur Chapter and law enforcement agencies in Naga City and Camarines condemned the attempted ambush which they believed to be work-related. As a former RTC judge, I know from my own personal experience the difficulty of handing down a decision in a case. A judge must not only be honest and fair in his decisions but must also be perceived as such. In all decision making as a judge one necessarily has to lose. As of this writing, Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta called on law enforcement agencies to immediately investigate the attack. It is our hope that the culprit will be identified soon so they can answer in the bar of justice.
Through this column I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to Ms Lily Villegas and the rest of her family whose husband Rene passed away after suffering from a stroke. Rene was a member of the AdeNU high school class ‘54. He was supposed to celebrate his 80th birthday anniversary at the time of his death He was laid to rest after a funeral mass at the Basilica Menore, His remains was cremated at the Eternal Gardens after the funeral mass.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
THE MOVING FINGER WRITES, AND HAVING WRIT MOVES ON, NOT ALL YOUR PIETY NOR WIT CAN LURE IT BACK TO CANCEL HALF A LINE.” KHALIL GIBRAN
FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:
“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD: THERE IS NOTHING I LACK. IN GREEN PASTURES YOU LET ME GRAZE, TO SAFE WATERS YOU LEAD ME.” PSALM 23:1