MANNY PACQUIAO will fight a month before the May elections, in complete disrespect for the Senate and our democracy.
He may again earn a billion (at least) without having to tell us his stand on the BBL, AAIB, ASG, MMFF, RH, the dispute with China, AFP modernization, federalism, constitutional change, longer Mindanao blackouts, etc.. And his tax issues (Arum said the IRS papers were on their way here in November 2013). Or his defense in the many cases filed against him for not disclosing the alleged shoulder injury of Alibi Manny. A postponement could have cost him plenty as pay day was so near then.
He should be arranging to guest in TV talk shows to tell us how lucky we are to have him join a chamber where once we had Rectos, Laurels, Dioknos, Pelaezes, Sumulongs, Salongas, Roxases, Aquinos, and Rodriguezes, who worked hard as lawmakers.
As Top House Absentee, he may yet become Top Senate Absentee, as he continues his mission to make billions. Manong Ernie Maceda and I had perfect Senate attendance, at a time shortly following the quote that we were a nation of 40 million cowards and one SOB. (And one B, I’d add). We are now 100M+ conejos with far more complex problems.
The House’s Worst Non-Performing Liability now threatens to become the Top Non-Performing Liability in what used to be the the country’s Celestial Senate, down to the Abyss. He thinks Congress is a playground, hobby or sideline. And Mar Roxas and Jojobama Binay sought him out, to be inflicted on the nation, as a Senator.
It seems the three ought to have their heads examined, Manny, for too many blows in the head, Mar and Jojo, for celebrating cynicism.