Oct 1, 2017

Rebelasyon ng Isang Beteranong Journalist sa “Sneaky Moves” Ni Sen. Pangilinan

Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, photo from Inquirer News - INQUIRER.net
Ang beteranong mamamahayag na si Jojo Robles ng The Manila Standard ay nagbunyag ng diumano'y “sneaky moves” ng lider ng Liberal Party na si Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan sa Senado ng Pilipinas matapos niyang ipaliwanag ang mga dahilan kung bakit hindi siya lumapit sa ilang senador ng Pro-Duterte upang pumirma sa kanyang resolusyon na humimok sa pamahalaan upang ihinto ang pagpatay ng mga kabataan.


Si Sen. Pangilinan ay nagbigay ng mga headline kahapon para sa pagtatago ng kanyang resolusyon na naging sanhi ng kaguluhan sa Senado ng Pilipinas, dahil ang 7 Senador na sinasabing hindi pumirma sa petisyon ay hindi pa natanggap ang petisyon ng personal, kaya paano hindi nila pinirmahan kung hindi naman nila nakita ang mga dokumento ni Pangilinan.




Ayon kay Robles, “I saw what you did there, Kiko. That was straight out of the Yellow playbook of decit, disinformation and sly defamation—and straight out of grade school, as well.”

Ipinaliwanag ng Senador sa kanyang depensa na na-secure na niya ang mga lagda ng 14 Senador, kaya hindi niya na ramdam ang pangangailangan na humingi ng higit pang mga lagda. Bukod dito, sinabi ng pinuno ng LP na nagmadali siya-upang gawin ito at hindi siya maaaring umasa kung lalagda man ang mga Pro-Duterte Senators o hindi.

Narito ang kompletong rebelasyon na ibinahagi ni Jojo Robles sa pahayagang The Manila Standard:



I saw what you did there, Kiko. That was straight out of the Yellow playbook of deceit, disinformation and sly defamation—and straight out of grade school, as well.
But did Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan really hide his resolution condemning the killing of minors in the Duterte administration’s war on drugs from seven of his colleagues for no reason at all? Only Pangilinan can answer that question; and, to me and to some of his colleagues, he doesn’t sound like he’s telling the truth in his reply.
Pangilinan, the leader of the Liberal Party contingent in the Senate, threw the chamber into an uproar yesterday when he was accused by some of his fellow senators of making it appear that they did not support his Resolution Number 516 filed last Monday. That’s really silly because what senator would refuse to sign the resolution, which, as the title states, urged “government to take the necessary steps to stop the spate of killings, especially of our children”?
As a result, the seven senators who did not sign the Pangilinan resolution have earned the ire of the public, especially in social media. Here’s what went down:
It started with a privilege speech made by Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, who bewailed the attacks on senators who allegedly refused to sign the Pangilinan resolution, based on news reports that said as much. This was followed by a similar speech by Senator Manny Pacquiao in the same vein.
Senator Richard Gordon, who was also reported as having refused to sign, stood up to speak, as well. But he couldn’t finish what he was saying —a rare thing for Gordon —because he said his “favorite” colleague Senator Antonio Trillanes was allegedly talking loudly behind his back.
Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, another of the seven who did not co-sign with Pangilinan, was incensed, as well. Zubiri pointed out that the Senate was working late into Monday night on the hearing on the Aegis Juris hazing death and that Pangilinan could have very well approached him if he really wanted Zubiri’s signature.
Likewise, Senator Loren Legarda said that she remembers telling Pangilinan to secure the signature of Gordon. “Don’t forget my seat mate,” Legarda recalled saying, an admonition that Pangilinan apparently forgot immediately.
Even Senator Cynthia Villar piped up, saying that she had been warned about two of her LP colleagues, Paolo “Bam” Aquino and Risa Hontiveros. Villar was apparently of the belief that the kerfuffle was a coordinated LP move.
For once, I agree with Villar. It does look like something only the Yellow party could have cooked up.
In his defense, Pangilinan could only say that since he had already secured the signatures of 14 senators, including his jailed LP colleague Senator Leila de Lima, he did not feel the need to ask for more signatories. Besides (and this is where Pangilinan really attempts to go down a slippery slope), the LP leader said he was already in a hurry—to do what, he could not really explain.
The lawmakers who were unjustly reported to have “refused to sign” Pangilinan’s resolution, which also calls for a Senate investigation of the killing of minors in the campaign against drugs, apart from Sotto, Pacquiao, Gordon, Zubiri and Villar, were Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Gregorio Honasan. And none of them ever recalls seeing the Pangilinan-authored document, much less being asked to sign it.
That was such a sneaky move by the head of the LPs in the Senate. But then, I’m not really surprised.
Pangilinan will do anything, even throw his own colleagues under the bus, if he stands to benefit from it politically. I guess Kiko’s updated version of his repeated remarks of “noted” during the national canvassing of the 2004 elections is “I’m really in a hurry and I don’t really like you, so you can’t sign my resolution.”
It’s like we’re all back in grade school and Pangilinan gets to choose who he wants to sign his “slum book.” If so, I guess Kiko would point out that his favorite color is "Yellow".

Source: manilastandard.net



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