Sunday, January 2, 2011

Doth I Protest Too Much

This was certainly not the kind of justice Raft3r was searching for.

Criminal Case No. T6-10-0556 has now been drawn to a close.

I have listened to the wise words of the elderly. I withdrew the case and settled amicably.

With a heavy heart, I signed the Affidavit of Desistance.

Monetary consideration presented by the accused is so minimal that I could earn that amount in four months time.

Given how the Philippine Justice System works, everyone says I still did the right thing.

But I don't feel that way. I don't feel vindicated.

59 comments:

The Gasoline Dude said...

Hmmm. Learn to forgive na lang para maganda ang pasok ng 2011. Happy new year, man! :)

Raft3r said...

the gasoline dude, Madaling sabihin. Mahirap gawin.

ahmer said...

aw pareho tayo.

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Ang hirap! How are you coping?

Lawstude said...

I guess they let you took the easier road. Litigation kasi can take years and di ka pa sigurado sa mangyayari. Well, just charge it to experience. And if this happens again (hopefully not), maybe I can give you some legal advise :).

Happy new year!!!

my-so-called-Quest said...

hope everything will be okay. been back reading your posts about this. tama si gasul, though mahirap but time can tell you'll forgive them.


regarding the blood donor did they try red cross already? or in veterans hospital, i don't know if they still allow blood swap. you have to take a donor of any type and ask for a swap of a blood type you need.

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Huli na sana ito. Dapat lang. Hehe

my-so-called-quest, Time heals all wounds. We'll see.

Liz said...

I agree with Gasoline Dude, forgive mo na lang and you'll see gagaan ang pakiramdam mo.

Uy nga pala posted na ang request mo. :)

Happy New Year!

Raft3r said...

liz, Yan naman. Papunta sa site mo. Thanks!

gillboard said...

Isipin mo na lang, at least bawas na problema mo. Tara, iroad trip na yang si junjun. :)

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Dati kasi umaasa akong pang-Europe yun payout money nila. Sa liit, pang Quiapo lang pala yon. Nyahaha

prinsesamusang said...

this is like the opening scenes in law abiding citizen. tsk, tsk, tsk. hopefully hindi ka mag amok.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Hindi na uli nagpakita yun carnapper. Kaya di ko pa uli sya nasasapak. Hehe

pete said...

magkano?

Raft3r said...

pete, Naku. Barya lang. Text kita.

hawaiian tropic said...

naks! ang sipag talaga!

Raft3r said...

hawaiian tropic, Bagong taon. Kelangan maging masipag. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

hayaan mo na yun. nasayo naman si junjun. yaan mo papakulam natin.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Promise? Let's turn him into a frog! Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

frog? ininsulto mo na naman si pareng kermit! isa pa, takot ka sa frog, plus 1 sa kaniya yun! iba na lang! halimbawa gawin nating siyang mani... ay teka, wag na pala iyon. hahaha!

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Oo nga pala. I forgot! Teka, mag-isip ako ng iba. Hehe

Baby Francine said...

new look!

Raft3r said...

baby francine, Yes. Courtesy of Yummy Friend, my web administrator. Hehe

ganns said...

Hey, you did it! New look! Good job!

Raft3r said...

ganns, A friend did it. Hindi ako. Hehe

brando said...

nagsettle lang new look na agad

Raft3r said...

brando, Ganyan talaga. Nyahaha

hitokirihoshi jr. said...

nakikisimpatya ako sayo, hirap ng ganyang feeling.
pero at least na sa'yo si jun-jun. mas kawasak-wasak naman ng emotion kung gaganunin mo na wala pa sayo yung dahilan ng himutok mo.
nawa'y maka-recover ka agad (or dalawin ka ng wife mo para may mag -comfort sa'yo.)

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi jr, Sana nga dalawin ako ni wifey. Hehe

dong ho said...

kakalungkot naman isipin to. good at nanadiyan si Oman alam niya yan at ganun na nga lang talaga.

Raft3r said...

dong ho, Oo nga. Wala talagang hustiya satin.

jr said...

wala ka talagang maaasahan sa sistema natin

Raft3r said...

jr, Naku. Sinabi mo pa. Wala talagang pag-asa.

gillboard said...

teka lang, parang kaninang umaga lang, iba hitsura nito ah!!!

ngayon, ang colorful na!!! panalo!

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Magaling si Yummy Friend eh! Hehe

Kane said...

This is tough, Raft3r. Nakakainis. Pero we have to play by the rules til we get to the point where we can change them.

I hope you feel better now =)

Kane

ahmer said...

matagal ko na syang pinatawad = )

at

naks bagong layout!

Raft3r said...

kane, Ok nako. Ganon talaga, eh. Hay.

ahmer, Idol talaga kita!

Wendy said...

Hey at least nafile mo ang case sa korte. May record forever ang carnapper ni Junjun. Nag-aappear yun sa NBI Clearance so good luck sa future nya.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Totoo? Kahit dismissed na yun cased?

Anonymous said...

huwag ka na sad ha

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Pipilitin ko. Hehe

Wendy said...

Yup! Dismissed/archived/pending. Alam mo naman sa tin, never nag-update ng computer database ang gobyerno. Kung may database man. Trabaho ko kasi dati, taga-issue ng court clearance sa mga taong may kapangalan na akusado. Kahit dismissed na ang case, may record pa din yung accused sa NBI. So malas kapag may hit na kapangalan lang pero parehong-pareho sa name ng accused.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Hehe. Finally, some good news. Thanks, ha!

becomingjudie said...

if it happened early on in the battle, it wouldn't feel as bad. you've invested time and energy na kasi sa ganyan ka rin pala pupunta. pero think of it as half-won at least. hindi lahat ng pagsesettle ay nakakasira ng buhay. ehem ehem.

atticus said...

hay, oo. talagang magpapaliwanag ka sa presinto pag may kaso kang umabot sa indictment. that means every time you're asked if you've faced a criminal case, you'd have to say yes. (*wink*us embassy*)

and yes, it takes time - even for dismissed cases - to disappear from the nbi database.

Raft3r said...

becomingjudie, Ay sus.

atticus, Serves him right.

pete said...

hindi bale
may matinding karmang naghihintay sa nagnakaw sayo

Raft3r said...

pete, Naku. May he burn in hell. Hehe

The Philippine Guild said...

di ba i told you last year na there would be something by dec-jan na dadalhin mo for long-term? this is it -- a heavy heart on the matter. anyway, si jennylyn mercado di man lang nanominate sa MMFF for Rosario. taurean din s'ya.

Raft3r said...

the philippine guild, Si Marian nominated! Hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Mejo nakaka-panghinayan nga. Dapat na firing death squad yung nagnakaw kay Jun-Jun. Masyado bang brutal? Sige, sana maski na gangrape na lang siya sa preso. Kainis yun.

Raft3r said...

visual velocity, Nakaw! Sinabi mo pa.

eden said...

I agree with what the others said, forgive nalang and let God to handle him..

Raft3r said...

eden, Hay. Sige na nga.

len said...

Okay na iyan nagng decision mo. Or else baka matulad ka pa kay Hubert Webb.

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Ano naman ibig sabihin non, ha? Hehe

Charles said...

hayaan mo na di naman ata nag-co-comment yung lurker dito eh.

Raft3r said...

charles, I want him to comment! Hehe