What I am calling for is accountability from the second highest official of this country and the bravery, the decency, and ultimately the patriotism, to own up to his actions. What I am hoping for is that not only the educated and well-entrenched in society might have the will to clamor for the same, but also the masses who identify with him. As a nation we can stand up against these anomalies, if we want to. I concur with Pope Francis on this: it is because we have suffered the ravages of corruption that we are capable of rising against it.