Yesterday, two days after the former Chief Justice was ousted by the Senate through the Impeachment Court for merely and unintentional non-disclosure of dollar accounts to his Statements of Assets and Liabilities or SALN, President Noynoy Aquino refuses to accept Corona’s challenge and public’s clamor for waiving his right of confidentiality of his dollar account to his Statements of Assets and Liabilities.
This is contrary on what the President pledges during his campaign sorties way back in 2010 states that he would waive his right of confidentiality prescribed by the country’s banking laws and release it to public scrutiny if elected President.
I don’t understand on why our President being a highest public official refuses himself to show his dollar accounts to the public just because your political enemy in the person of former Chief Justice Renato Corona was the one who challenged you, Noynoy to waive your right of confidentiality and show your dollar accounts to the public. That’s unfair, Noynoy.
I understand you that there is no law mandated you to waive your right of confidentiality of releasing your dollar accounts to your SALN from public scrutiny but the issue here is that on how to practice what you preach during the campaign period of “Matuwid na Daan” and yet you refuses to show your dollar accounts to the public just because there is no law mandated you, come on, Noynoy, you are a highest public elected official and if you really want a transparency in the government, you should open yourself to public scrutiny not just taming your political opponents only.
If you really have a clean hands, you should waive your right of confidentiality and show your dollar accounts to public scrutiny. There is nothing wrong of it if you really have a clean conscience.