It is understandable for Vice President Jejomar Binay to be wearing the Boy Scout uniform, where it calls for him to don it, because he is presently the president of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).
But out of ‘delicadeza’, or propriety, or decency, or even prudence, it is best for him that he refrains from wearing the Boy Scout uniform while the alleged corruption charges against him persist and he is unable to refute otherwise to clear his name.
As it is, Binay is wantonly disgracing the uniform which otherwise is a symbol of good character building and positive/wholesome youth image.
Other than the purpose of promoting the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage and self-reliance, its mission also is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law, as follows:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:
I am just citing this because if Binay’s credibility and trustworthiness is in question, especially that he wants badly to become president in 2016, what lesson and what example would he be imparting to the youth by wearing the uniform?
How can he claim himself to be morally straight?
With his Boy Scout uniform on he has been announcing to everybody, including the BSP delegates he spoke to recently at the Boys Town complex in Marikina City and some Catholic Church leaders he visited at CBCP headquarters, that he has been a victim of political crucifixion by his political detractors.
Wearing his Boy Scout uniform will not make Binay anymore honest and reverent in front of his chosen guests and hosts than what he is ascribed to be.
Binay can only convince all and sundry that he is innocent of the charges and guiltless of the accusations against him if he attends and defends himself at the senate probe. Otherwise, even the Boy Scout uniform is a disguise in futility.