"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'."
~Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
This is a view of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, looking north, from the rooftop of a medium-rise condominium. The white, spiky building in the center is one of the bigger churches of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the third largest religious denomination in the Philippines. The bulky yellow building to the right is the Sandiganbayan, a special judicial court which has jurisdiction over graft and corruption cases against government employees and officials. I hear their backlog of pending cases is tremendous, and that it takes five years or more for them to try and decide a case.