‘Wanbol U’ alumnus for Senate president?
This refers to the article “Sotto on likelihood of leading Senate: Who am I to refuse?” (4/27/18). The catchy head, at first, struck me as one hell of a sick April Fool’s joke, if not fake news.
But as I read on, I realized that I was mistaken, as Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a noted alumnus of Wanbol University in the TV sitcom “Iskul Bukol,” indeed has pointed his magical wand to the chair of Senate President Koko Pimentel, a bar topnotcher, president of the country’s biggest political party PDP-Laban and strong ally of President Duterte.
If one is to analyze this highly suspicious move, it will clearly lead to the inevitable removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, with Sotto acting as presiding officer in her impeachment trial in a “moro-moro” fashion.
Perhaps, Sotto can get a crash course from former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile on “how to successfully unseat a chief justice in an impeachment trial.” That would make a great book for dummies.
I won’t be surprised if people see to it that those reelectionist senators who will vote for Sotto as next Senate president get zero votes in the 2019 elections.
The public would think that they are but traitors to the guiding principles and ideals espoused by brilliant senators like Jovy Salonga, Claro M. Recto, Lorenzo Tañada, to name a few.
But in fairness to “Tito Sen,” as his legion of fans fondly call him, he is an effective, efficient and shrewd majority leader.
If he successfully gets the votes, then I guess he deserves to be given a cameo in the next sequel of “The Avengers: Infinity War.” Unli pa more!
NIEL ENRILE NARCA, nnarca@yahoo
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