Laws are merely created by men. If I may so rephrase what Justice Pompeyo Diaz once said, the law is the instrument by which one is able to find truth and justice. Furthermore, the law is created for the benefit and protection of a sovereignty's citizenry (whether infractions and offenses had been done then - with considerations for retroactivity; are being done; or will be done). It's unfortunate that given the circumstances, people are constrained and have no recourse but to abide by the rules and mechanisms of the judicial institution, even though a "seeming" majority (I have no statistical evidence) are in agreement that the Arroyos are a "flight risk". In any case, however, the law is the law, and it must be complied with. Independent of my opinions that the Arroyos will do a Marcos self-exile (escape, let things cool down, and eventually return to political power after a few years or decades - I mean, really? They got re-elected to political offices? Wow.) and that they are traveling abroad in bad faith (a Php2 million cash bond is pretty cheap to get out of the country before any charges could be filed against them). With these in mind, the only recourse would be to change our laws/constitution in view of what has happened and is going to happen. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
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