Have you ever wondered why the Palace seems so desperate in fielding Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for the Presidency in 2016 and why pressure is being exerted on Senator Grace Poe to voluntarily run for the Vice-Presidency? President Aquno has discussed the possibility of landing in jail after June 30, 2016 when he steps down from the Presidency. Historically, former President Erap Estrada was convicted and spent years in hospital arrest and luxurious villa arrest. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is still languishing at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center. In other words, being President of the Philippine Republic is becoming a one-way ticket to JAIL. To date, President Aquino has racked up a number of reasons why his detractors can and will file a multitude of cases against him. There is the matter of BRIBERY in the Supreme Court Chief Justice impeachment trial. At least three senators (Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla), currently in jail, would be the star witnesses against future ex-President Aquino. Then there is the DAP and PDAF pork barrel fund scam mess. Both DAP and PDAF have been declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the Supreme Court (both with 13 – 0 decisions) so do not expect the Supreme Court to reverse itself on both unanimous decisions once cases are filed against the current sitting President. The Typhoon Yolanda mishandled rehabilitation and the Mamasapano bungled mission could also provide some fireworks. The MRT 3 mismanagement could produce a number of cases against President Aquino too (in this case, Secretary Roxas may and could also be one of the respondents). With impending cases on the horizon, President Aquino needs a staunch ally to replace him and that is no other than Secretary Mar Roxas. It goes without saying that a sympathetic Secretary of Justice and Ombudsman would go a long way in looking the other way (as is being done today by Justice Secretary De Lima and Ombudsman Morales on the matter of Liberal Party members and Aquino coalition allies involved in DAP, PDAF and other cases of GRAFT and CORRUPTION).