The shameless arrogance of Tito Sotto and the Quirino faux pas of Rico E.Puno are just the things that make you go face palm and shudder at the thought that THEY are official reprensentatives of our nation.
I have given up on Tito Sen.
I gave him the benefit to be a better man and humble himself, but I expected too much from an “artista” who is used to the adulation of his public. How can he go wrong, “nga naman”, when throngs of masa consider him as an honorable man JUST BECAUSE, he can help the sick and poor people? Sorry to say, dear Tito Sen but many others can do what you do and they are very low profile on their public service. They also breathe humility. Work for a cause, not for applause, yes?
So, I’ll just include Tito Sen in my lost cause list and consider his actions as his defense mechanism for guilt. It is really hard to appease one’s conscience when it is bombarded with issues of incompetence.
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Sure, project that innocence, thanks to parliamentary immunity. Sure, float Robredo’s “posthumous confirmation”. Denial, Compartmentalization and Projection, are what these are in Psychology. All, are but defense mechanisms.
It is a less known fact to many that aside from Tito Sen’s plagiarism issues, Tito Sen is also the chairman of the CA Committee on Local Governments tasked to check the veracity of graft complaints, therefore he is one of those liable for Robredo’s overdue appointment that was bypassed, not just once, but THRICE!
On #Robredo, the name is trending once again, aside from his widow’s gracious decline to run in 2013, a conspiracy theory angle on his death is now a-buzz, thanks to the impropriety of the once popular DILG Undersecretary Rico Escalona Puno of the “Quirino grandstand” and “P-Noy’s shooting buddy” fame.
The news goes:
“Leni Robredo had asked for heightened security after she was notified that Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Rico Puno tried to enter Robredo’s condominium and offices in the National Police Commission and the DILG, both in Quezon City.
The “sensitive” documents apparently contained information pertaining to an investigation on Puno and some Philippine National Police officials. A longtime friend of President Benigno Aquino III, Puno is a former gun supplier…
Attempts to break in
The ABS-CBN report said that on August 19, a day after Robredo’s plane crashed off the waters of Masbate, Puno was reportedly accompanied by police general Joel Pagdilao, and Supt. Oliver Tanseco and Apollo Reuben Toganon to Robredo’s condominium at 20 Lansbergh Place in Quezon City. The report showed a copy of the building’s log book that indicated the supposed visit made by the 4.
Tanseco was allegedly able to enter the building, but was prevented from entering Robredo’s condominium unit by the househelp, according to ABS-CBN. Tanseco then called Robredo’s lawyer and asked for permission but he was still not allowed in the absence of a search warrant, the report added.”
Puno as of date has failed to respond to the media.Â News that makes you go hmmmmmmm….
Puno is DILG’s in charge for the daily activities of the PNP. Puno is the undersecretary for peace and order, reason why it was Puno and not Robredo, who got the hot seat during the bungled police rescue operation during the August 23, 2010 bloody shoot out. The plot thickens.
Was Robredo’s death an accident? Or was it orchestrated? The same questions asked when Magsaysay’s plane crashed.
We keep on losing great men of exemplarary conviction and we are left with those who play for money and power. Public servants they dare call themselves but I see pathetic services rendered to the public.
Robredo is now synonimous to good governance and transformational leadership, he wanted public servants to be accountable for their actions.
If Filipinos learned anything from Robredo’s life well lived, then we should stop putting people like Sotto and Puno in office, for they are the likes, who have no decency to resign.
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