THE NORA AUNOR CASE

PRISON WATCH

nora aunor

The problem with receiving a conviction from the courts and serving the period prescribed, as penalty is that the crime has stuck and has become a stereotype on the person. Never mind if in the course of serving time the offender has suffered and paid his dues to society, the impression is that the crime has left an indelible mark on the person already, which no amount of servitude and payment could ever remove. Never mind if there is such an administrative cleansing called expungement from personal and official record for those granted full executive pardon. Just the same government under whose policy it reflects from the national leadership would reckon personal nay, subjective bias.

If at all conviction and imprisonment are qualities, which must not appear on such titles as National Artist, we might as well tear down the monuments of heroes, and close the Church as well. One…

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