There’s a controversy on the proposal to pardon former President Joseph Estrada. Those in favor of the grant of Presidential pardon argue that Erap has suffered enough, that he is already 70 years old and that, in any event, PGMA has absolute discretion to pardon anyone she chooses. Those who oppose the pardon, on the other hand, argues that it is an insult to national honor and that it sends the wrong signal to everyone — steal big and then get a pardon.
Each side may claim that the majority supports their stand. So, let’s take the pulse of our readers. Comments are most welcome below. You may also vote through the poll at the right side.
Update (26 October 2007): The discussion may appear moot with the grant of pardon yesterday. It may be a useless exercise to discuss something which is under the bridge, so to speak. Still, for the benefit of those who want to express their opinion, the comment section will remain open. The polls is now closed.