The Aug. 12, 2011 issue of the Inquirer carried only two letters to the editor, but both were spot on. It seemed that “jack-in-the-box” Rigoberto Tiglao once more popped into the scene and was very well-refuted by Jacklord C. Alba of Digos City. I feel unworthy to add a single word.
For his part, Stephen Monsanto, while granting that the expenditure for the celebrated vehicles donated to bishops was for charitable and humanitarian purposes, found it unacceptable that such doles were “limited largely to prelates who had expressed unflagging support for the despicable regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.”
Monsanto very appropriately described (Sen. Miriam Defensor) Santiago’s “Chimerical level of intelligence, she with a mind so full of hot air and dishonesty (indeed how many times has she admitted I lied on national TV?)”…
Monsanto continued: “She forgot that it was not the Supreme Court that approved and gave life to the Constitution—it was the ordinary people of ordinary intelligence who did so…. Apparently, she had no respect for such little minds—yes, the same minds that made her senator over and over again despite herself…. Where does she get off disparaging and belittling everyone…. Where were her manners?”
Monsanto described as “too reverential,” nay “almost apologetic” the questions asked of the so-called “princes” of the Church, and then the kicker from the sanctimonious bunch: “We demand an apology! You see, there were NO Pajeros, just Montero Sports.”
As Monsanto put it, “Duh! downright droll.”
Greetings, therefore, to two colleagues in the letters to the editors crusade for better governance, and to officials with honest heads on their shoulders! It was a pleasure reading Alba and Monsanto’s views. More power to you!
—BOBBY GONZALEZ KRAUT,
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