AT LEAST…

Hotspots
Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in the province of Masbate as the May 10 election approaches. Right now, Masbate has the second most politically-charged environment in the country… next only to the Senate.


At the Senate…
Tensions flared at the Senate Monday as lawmakers debated the report of the committee of the whole on the C-5 road extension controversy. The situation got so intense the AFP had to deploy soldiers in the session hall.

Nacionalista Party standard-bearer, Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. snubbed yet again the Senate debates on the committee report on the C-5 road controversy. Villar insisted that he’ll show up at the Senate only if the debates will be held at noontime, the TV coverage of which will be annotated by Willie Revillame, and a house and lot will be raffled off before the debate is over.

Sen. Jamby Madrigal called Senator Manuel Villar a “coward” for snubbing the Senate deliberations. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel called the remark “unparliamentary.” Madrigal then labeled the minority as Villar’s “express choo-choo train of lawyers” to which an irked Pimentel retorted, “At least I’m not an abused child.” And we all thought that Marlene Aguilar was bizarre.

When Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano stated that some members of the majority had budget insertions of their own, Sen. Mar Roxas said, “No. I had no insertion on any matter. In fact, I have no insertion, period.” That explains why Korina Sanchez has been very moody lately.

Reacting to Sen. Mar Roxas’ claim that he had no insertions on any matter, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel said, “Well, well, I am sure that after your marriage, you had some insertions.” When Korina Sanchez heard this, she whispered, “I wish!”

The Senate debates on the C-5 road extension project report turned nasty when Sen. Aquilino Pimentel called Sen. Jamby Madrigal “an abused child.” And it turned nastier when a miffed Madrigal pointed her finger at Pimentel and shouted, “Corruption! Corruption!” Pimentel shouted back, “Tomboy! Tomboy!”

Another Villar ally, Alan Peter Cayetano joined the fray and called Madrigal a “saling pusa.” Madrigal replied, “At least I’m a cat, not a bitch,” to which Villar’s runningmate Sen. Loren Legarda said, “Bakit naman ako nadamay d’yan!?”

Nasty. Personal. Trashy. That’s how observers described Monday’s Senate debate over the committee of the whole report on the C-5 road extension controversy. When Sen. Jamby Madrigal called Villar’s allies as an “express choo-choo train of lawyers,” Senator Pimentel answered, “At least, I’m not an abused child.” It did not end there though. A more personal, heated exchange followed – something that escaped the TV networks.

Sen. Joker Arroyo said, “At least, I didn’t sign the same committee report twice with contrasting positions.”
… to which Sen. Francis Pangilinan said, “At least, I stood by my party’s position on the matter.”
… to which Sen. Francis Escudero said, “Thank God, I don’t have a party!”

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri said, “At least, nailabas ang committee report.”
… to which Sen. Noynoy Aquino said, “At least, sure ako na hindi nabili sa Quiapo ‘yan.”

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said, “At least, I’m not a criminal.”
… to which Sen. Panfilo Lacson said, “At least, I’m not a jueteng protector.”

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said, “At least, I’m not a cretin.”
… to which Sen. Lito Lapid said, “At least, I’m not affected. Ano ba ‘yung cretin?”

Sen. Mar Roxas said, “At least, kaya ko pang mag-insert! ‘Di tulad ng iba d’yan!”
… to which Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said, “Akala ko ba magkakampi tayo?”

Sen. Bong Revilla said, “At least, may mga ganitong debate para magkaintindihan tayo.”
… to which Sen. Richard Gordon said, “At least, naiintindihan mo naman pala.”

Sen. Edgardo Angara said, “At least, I’m sure that this “away” will not last that long. Maaayos din ‘yan.”
… to which Sen. Noynoy Aquino again said, “At least two days, parang sina Kris and James.”
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“You’re so lost in the inferno of crime and dishonor, you become sickening animals, repugnant to everything that’s good about this country, everything this nation celebrates in the spirit of humanity! You are sick, awful vehicles of hate! If there is a god, he will get you, you sleazy, cancerous, infected, malignant, grotesque snakes!”
~ Asst. DA Richard Bay, “The Practice” (1999)

News/Views for Sale
A person very close to the camp of a presidential candidate reveals a prominent broadcaster is now on the candidate’s side. “Nabili” was the term used by the source. So don’t be surprised if this feisty broadcaster would go ‘soft’ on issues involving the presidential candidate. Ang tanong: magkano kaya ang talent fee niya?

Photo of the Weak
A reader of this blog pointed out the uncanny resemblance. What do you think?

Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Jamby Madrigal:
Separated at Birth?

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94 thoughts on “AT LEAST…”

  1. Good spin on the senate proceedings. hilarious! the senators who defend villar to the end are really pathetic. nothing very substantial in their defense of their presidential candidate. Kala ko pa naman, si alan cayetano, magtatama ng tiwali sa gobyerno. kaya ko binoto yan dati. yun pala, sya pa yung main attack dog ni villar. gusto nya ata maging tulad ni joker arroyo. puro salita lang, wala namang iisang posisyon sa mga bagay. kung ano nalang yung convenient.

    its hard to trust politicians in general. but its even more difficult to trust the likes of alan cayetano, legarda and joker arroyo.

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    1. Please naman kasi kay Villar. Kung inosente ka, magpakita ka at ibalandra mo ang iyong pagka-inosente. Sagutin mo sa Senado. Ang problema, even if innocent si Villar (assuming that everyone is principled) ang matatanggap na evidence ng Senado, yung indicting lang, hindi yung pang-counter.

      Dahil Villar, nagkakagulo ang Senado.

      CHIZ for (Senate) President 2010!

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    2. I still like Alan Peter. He’s standing for what is right. Call him attack dog but he’s just defending the truth. I think hindi convenience ‘yung pinili niya, dahil kung convenience ang pinili niya, dapat isa na rin siya sa mga lumalapa kay Villar ngayon just like what Enrile is doing right now to get media attention and advance his candidacy.

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  2. What’s happening to and at the Senate? What does it take to be addressed “Honorable”? What exactly do these sh*it lawmakers OUGHT to do other than mudslinging?

    Pusa naman o! Umayos naman kayong mga **$)@*$($($# Senador kayo! Parang sa bahay lang yan e. Mga magulang/nakakatanda nagbibigay ng magandang ehemplo sa mga anak.

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      1. aba huy. 100 x 10 to the nth power ang level ng hayblad ni bestfren. parang yung naudlot na putok ng mayon, sa kanya napunta. hehehe.

        pero unfair ka sa sweeping galit mo sa kanila. i protest the inclusion of LL sa “lahat”. Hindi sya war freak at maninirang tao kagaya ng ibang kasamahan nya. Silent lang si LL, amusing, non-violent, hindi takaw eksena sa mga session-sessions nila na yan.

        RE-ELECT the HONORABLE LITO LAPID sa 2010!!!

        Will I ? 🙂 🙂

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  3. parang pinag biyak na bunga si Andal Jr at si ja-jajajajajamby 😀

    Wala! Duwag talaga si Villar, ayaw pa din humarap at ipagtanggol ang sarili sa kanyang coleagues even if he was given several chances before to do it instead he left the defending to his attack dogs like Remulla, Cayetano (bro and sis pa yan sa senado), Joker and Pimentel.

    What can you expect from a person who is SCARED of defending himself? Paano na kaya kung sya ang presidente ng Pilipinas??? Yari nanaman tayo nyan tsk tsk tsk

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    1. hello! lalapain lang siya ng mga leon at ahas sa Senate kapag umattend siya. At aatend ka ba if you know there’s sure conviction due to unfair rules and unfair judges? It’s numbers’ game, you know. Minority vs. Majority. It’s not who’s right or wrong. He has been explaining his side, outside the halls of Senate nga lang. Kasi talaga namang it’s impossible for the Senators to be impartial because they are supporting their own candidate at yung iba, tatakbo rin sa pagka-presidente.

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      1. so, during blue ribbon hearings against government EXECUTIVE BRANCH Officials, numbers game din pala. your logic follows that cabinet officlas will not get fair treatment too. Bakit pag cabinet official ang ayaw umattend, subpuena kaagad ang threat of imprisonment? just a thought.

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  4. Malabong si Ted Failon yan coz he is the number one critic of Villar at Maka Noynoy-Mar si Failon.

    Magkano ba ang “Talent Fee”…hmmmm how do you relate that to a prominent broadcaster???

    OT. Aquilino Pimentel’s retort against Mar was uncalled for, kahit sabihin na natin na Korina Sanchez is an irritant (of sorts) below the belt yung hirit nung matanda. Nakaka-walang respeto tsk tsk tsk

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  5. Manny Villar should simply appear before the Senate and answer all the charges thrown at him to end this mess at the Senate.

    I remember when I was a kid seeing Ninoy Aquino on TV before a panel of pro-Marcos journalists. He was able to answer all their accusations and he even turned the tables on them making them look like a bunch of idiots. Ronnie Nathanielz was one of the panelists and he was so cocky in the beginning but looked real humble and defeated at the end.

    Manny Villar should seize the moment and do the same. He’d get free media exposure and make his Senate detractors look like a bunch of losers. After all, if one is telling the truth, what is there to fear?

    Makes one wonder why he can’t do this.

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    1. Is that Ninoy Aquino’s trial before the Military Commission No. 2? I think he didn’t attend in that trial. There was sure conviction then due to unfair rules and unfair judges. Beforehand, the sentence of death by musketry of Ninoy was a foregone conclusion. But Ninoy said that “there is dignity in not attending a trial with built-in rules stacked against you”. I think that’s what Villar is thinking now.

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  6. I love you, Roi! If I were a girl I’d love to have your baby. If were a man I’d love to have have the girl who wants your baby. If I were gay I’d love to have you. Period! But wait… I AM gay. Ha ha ha ha.

    What did your mom feed you to think this twisted? I luveeeeet!

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  7. parang hindi sumali si Noynoy sa gulo, kasi baka matanong sya sa SCTEX. fROM P6-P8 per square meter, naging P100 ang presyo ng lupa na binili sa kanila ng gobyerno. Yan ang matinding overpricing ! Pag president na si Noynoy, ipagbibili na naman nya sa gobyerno ng doble na o triple, yehey! SNN (Sulong Noynoy Na!)

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  8. VILLAR = DUWAG

    papayag ba kayong magkaroon ng isang presidenteng DUWAG?? Maliit lang na bagay na dapat kayang kayang depensahan sa harap na kanyang mga ka kosa sa Senado, hindi kayang harapin, sagutin at ayusin …. paano na kaya sa MALALAKING PROBLEMA NG BANSA???

    Sipag at Tyaga = BASURA!!!!

    Baka naman may tinatago si VILLAR kaya ayaw humarap sa Committee of the Whole sa Senado, nakakahiya!

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    1. But not funny at all if your paying good taxes to maintain these self-serving money hungry and power addicted senators. Hindi lang sa C5 insertion and SLEX Right of Way (ROW) overpricing, talo ang tax payer, pati sa hindi pagpasa sa mga priority bills. Legislation na lang sana konsuelo ng tax payers wala pa rin.

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  9. “At least, I’m not an abused child”….talaga,promise Sen.Pimentel?
    Magkamag-anak ba si Miriam at si Sen. Pimentel? Parang related sila hahaha…
    Parang si TF at Korina Sanchez….tambalang Failon at Sanchez…you deserve each other…sama nyo pa si Willie at Manny Villar,pwe!

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  10. ito namang si mar nagpaka trying hard oa, para nag

    spur of the moment inserted joke lang si pimental,

    i’m sure hindi ma ooffend si korina, sanay na yon sa

    mga ganitong jokes, hindi naman yon isang naive,

    sweet young thing, at tsaka binura na kaagad sa minutes

    of the senate ba tawag doon as angrily suggested by mar…

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  11. Nothing is even substantial in the Report… even sa report it was stated that there was no concrete evidence to further the case… the WHOLE deliberation was set to ridicule and beat senator Villar not to know the truth.

    all of those who spoke is running for a position in the upcoming except for Allan Cayetano…now tell me its not politicking?

    All those senators who spoke has biases. Pangilinan for example was dictated by his PARTY, LIBERAL PATRY, to signed the second report against Villar, kasi yun ang gusto nila.

    Jamby Madrigal is running for presidency or at least yun ang gusto nilang ipalabas…wag na tyong magulat kung one of this days she’ll ally herself with LP and Aquino. or that’s another strategy of LP to have JAMBY as a “pangulo” candidate to minus votes from other candidates…

    LIBERAL PARTY is playing this Election more dirtier that ever!!!

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    1. senator pangilinan is not a member of the liberal party. he is an independent since his falling-out with mar roxas. he only acceded to join the ninoy team in view of kris’ announcement that he will be the official spokeperson of the campaign. his party stand assertion is a trademark cop-out of senator pangilinan.

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  12. nag-ala circus na naman ang senado…
    nakakaaliw ….

    si Jamby nakakatuwa … ang lakas nagsimula ng ayaw pikon naman… LOL

    baki ba kasi sa senate nila gustong i-tackle pa ito porket nagdunung-dunungan si Jamby sa pag-file ng kasong ito dapat doon na lang i-tackle?

    bakit di nila i-open ito sa ibang venue kung saan hindi parang tanga na ang accuser ay naging judge at dahil majority sila naging executioners na.

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  13. Senate is becoming a circus… puro mga presidentiable ang nandun and it’s unfair on Manny Villar’s side… may korte suprema naman, bakit hindi dun dalihin.. besides lahat ng presidentiables may kanya kanyang issue.. kung iisipin niyo.. asan na si lacson ngayon? bakit di na siya nagpapakita? ang SCTEX and hacienda luisita bakit hindi pinaguusapan o magkaroon man lamang ng imbestigasyon.. mas grabe naman ang nangyari dun compare mo sa kalsada, yun masaker talaga… besides si mar roxas din naman ang nagsabi nun…

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  14. Some men have creative minds and so passionate that sometimes become too harsh just to emphasize what they are fighting for… we are all human, we may sometimes speak ill, it is in the context of if it was spoken or not (WE ALL DO THIS), but men who apologizes to admit their mistake is a honorable act. Apologies has been made, prayers cast, all parties yielded empathy and humility.

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