It's hard to believe that an Acting Justice Secretary carrying the aegis of justice and righteousness, Alberto Agra, would behave like the proverbial thief in the night, patago-tago, panakaw-nakaw, and spring when no one was looking. Where's the honor in that?
Alberto Agra has let the genie out of the bottle and then complained his name is being besmirched, muddied and brought to disrepute. Duh, he brought it on himself. The man is deluded if he expects us to kiss his feet, dance and sing and applaud his decision. If it was his name he was indeed worried, he should have thought hard, twice and long, before springing us such a mindsweep that left many of us reeling, questioning justice when it should be Agra put to the question.
So, we reacted. It's only natural that we hit back, some in the only way they can and accused him of taking bribe. He didn't like being hit back? He's such a sport, wouldn't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
The speed and secrecy in which Agra absolved the elder Zaldy Ampatuan and his crony, Akmad Ampatuan, of the murder of the 57 people in Maguindanao because they were not present at the crime scene was just so conspiratorial to us. Bin laden was nowhere near at the crime scene of 9/11. A mastermind does not have to be present at the crime scene. He has minions that will do all for him, report back to him at the completion of the crime.
So we speculate, maybe over speculated. It's Agra's fault for giving us the ammunition. It's his tough luck if we use it against him. There was a doubt, a strong lead, that was not fully scrutinized that the elder Ampatuan and Akmad were deeply involved in the massacre. It might just be the only lead that could unravel all, maybe even bring down bigger names than Agra's. We will never know. A lead not taken. Important lead denied. Agra cut us off.