Cavite Rep. Gilbert Remulla is right in filing complaints to Senate ethics committee against Senator Ma. Ana Consuelo Madrigal.
On May 8, 2009, Sen. Jamby Madrigal told in a TV interview that Remulla is “corruption king of Cavite.” It was so disgusting to hear a Senator saying inappropriate language like Jamby’s. Even Senators are liable of uttering malicious and highly inappropriate language. The remarks of Jamby further destroy the already tinted reputation of the Senate.
The Senate ethics committee must seriously look into this issue as it equally give weight on complaints against Sen. Manny Villar. Both Villar and Madrigal have accountability to the Filipino nation.
What happen to some Philippine senators?
More than a year ago I asked the same question, what happen to some Philippine senators?
I wrote my disappointment when Sen. Jamby Madrigal cried on national television after her bladed exchanges of words to Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile.
In another episode, Sen. Madrigal walked out from Sen. Pia Cayetano’s committee hearing. And recently, Jamby Madrigal and Pia Cayetano got another round of senseless exchanges of bladed words when Madrigal asked that Cayetano must be arrested.
It is not only Villar, Madrigal, and Cayetano that caught my attention. There is Sen. Mar Roxas who in public gathering cried a very disgusting word. Besides, many Senators are becoming product endorsers to which I wrote:
What the senator-product endorsers need is GOOD TASTE because their ads are done in BAD TASTE. The chamber is not a venue of carnivals as the Temple not a venue for vices!
I think the new question must be, what happen to Filipino voters? The Filipino voted for Madrigal because a popular actress Judy Ann Santos endorse her. The Filipino people voted for all Senators who after all, more concerned of their political agenda than taking a role in transformation of our society through responsible legislation.
Sen. Jamby Madrigal did an ethical misconduct. In a statement, Rep. Remulla is right in saying:
As a senator, it is expected of Jamby Madrigal to be a living example of being a statesperson. But given her penchant for ‘gutter speak’ to score media mileage, she has maligned the long list of statesmen and women who have graced the Senate. In fact, she has maligned the Senate itself as an institution.
Reports said that Madrigal insisted that the complaint was meant to harass her but she still welcomes it and will submit herself to the ethics committee. And added that, (it’s) unfortunate that Gilbert Remulla is allowing himself to be used by (Manny) Villar.
I don’t think Remulla is being used by Villar in this case. Remulla need to to protect his personal rights and Jamby has no right to say baseless accusations to anyone.
The Senate ethics committee must act on this otherwise it continue to prove that the Senate is indeed becoming a dirty flea market where everyone shouts to sell his wares (votes).
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