I beg to differ with Godofredo Peteza’s views on politicians as “a basic foundation of democratic institutions” (“Pols needed, but political dynasties ruin democracy,” Letters, 10/15/14).
Aliw Theater at the CCP theater complex was the venue of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s performance last Oct. 4. The half-hour delay of the show’s start was forced by a sudden, unprecedented downpour an hour or so before.
It was obvious from the start that it was a case of deception. Even before it was revealed in court that Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton of the US Marines was under the impression that Jennifer Laude and friends were females.
“Pinalamon ko po sa kamay ko yan!” was Vice President Jejomar Binay’s dehumanizing description of his “sworn brother” and former vice mayor Ernesto Mercado. “Lamon” means pig-out. “I pig-fed him from my hand” is an ululation of a very rich powerful man, not a champion of the poor.
Politicos and public officials know only too well that there are no permanent friends, only permanent interests.