Manny to KO House
REP. (kuno) Manny Pacquiao is Vice President Jojo Binay’s first choice for senator in 2016. Josme! Baka tuloy-tuloy na sa pagbulusok sa balon ng kapariwaraan where I, sssshhhh, once worked, with statesmen with a work ethic.
Manny had said he would want to be president in 2016. Of what country naman kaya?—I thought to myself. He had not even read the Constitution on the age requirement of 40, which he would meet by 2022 yet. He’s now 35, maybe the oldest PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) rookie?
He should start readying himself now—same advice to Kris Aquino and Bongbong Marcos—instead of hosting yet another TV program.
Anyone who treats the House job as a hobby or sideline must be expelled, or censured, at least. But the billions of pesos he earned in the “Manly Art of Modified Murder” blind his peers and constituents. Sana bulungan man lang nina Speaker Sonny Belmonte na lalong malulungkot ang sambayanan pag nakita si Manny sa KIA team sa PBA.
Do we allow Manny, a House member who will do anything for money and to heck with institutional arrangements, values and processes, to knock out the House of Representatives for the full count (like when Juan Manuel Marquez sent him to dreamland)?
—RENE A.V. SAGUISAG,
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