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Did Erap Deserve His Pardon?

I am not against the granting of a pardon to persons who deserve it. However, people who have refused to accept their guilt and have shown no contrition for the crime they committed do not deserve pardon (source).
Nope, Senator Noynoy Aquino was not referring to former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada, but to Pablo Martinez, one of those convicted for the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, the senator's father.

Maybe Martinez truly does not deserve to be pardoned, but I wonder if the conditions Noynoy thinks of as making a person worthy of being pardoned are applicable to the man with whom he has jumped into bed. After all, here's what Erap's wife (or one of them, anyway) says: "He never stole from the country, we would fight for it if we have to" (source).

After the "Cory and Loi" show, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Like mother, like son.

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