Sunday, April 01, 2007
Some things will remain a mystery. Some things will remain as a surprise. I just wonder what others would think of him.
A couple of weeks ago, I got a comment from a reader named Martin. I checked out his profile. All I learned from it is that he joined Blogger on March 2007. No blogs. I wished he had one so that I and the rest of the world would know more about his ideas.
In one of my entries, I mentioned several names of candidates that should not be voted - including Prospero Pichay. Martin wanted me to elaborate the reason for calling the representative of Surigao arrogant. I gave my reasons.
Here's a piece of our conversations:
The Purple Phoenix
Did you know that there is a bias regarding the punishment of ADULTERY (for women) and CONCUBINAGE (for men)?
If you're a woman who committed adultery you can be found guilty if your husband can show a video or picture of you going out in a motel with a man. The woman could be punished for 6 years. On the other hand, for a man who's charge with concubinage - his wife must present records that show that the man is FINANCIALLY supporting his mistress. If found guilty, he can be punished for 2-3 years.
A lawmaker from Batangas saw the discrepancy and wanted to change it. You know what's the reply of Pichay? Two words: NO WAY! Is that ARROGANCE OR NOT?
Regarding the belly? I'm also fat. I've nothing against fat people. But I have a lot of issues regarding people who got fat from money made from publishing smut tabloids like Remate. Yeah. You read it right. Pichay was a smut publisher before.
You want further reasons?
Hmmm, not convinced - you mentioned an issue regarding the disparity on how the law treats men and women for a similar offense and on that particular issue Pichay said "No Way" - making him forever arrogant. I don't know why he said what he said but that's just one incident and we do not know what was behind his saying "No Way". I still believe that most of the people running for Senate are arrogant.
There is a big difference between calling a person arrogant and calling him forever arrogant.
I've seen Pichay in a number of interviews, I like the way he speaks, straight to the point but with sense and his arguments are well thought out. I do not have to agree with everything he says, neither should anyone, but I would vote for someone who speaks with clarity and sense, even if I disagree with what he says than someone who merely speaks of what is popular at the time.
Arrogant? Hmmm, I never saw him in any of his interviews as being arrogant. But being frank may be viewed in this country as arrogant, especially if they disagree with what someone says. I would characterize the guy as being more gutsy than anything else. That is part of his role as a legislator, not to take NO for an answer. Imagine how effective a legislator will be if he just takes NO for an answer?
After reading this comment, I have concluded that he loves Pichay. It hit me - we are simply two sides of the same coin. Like Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Like Like Lupin III and Detective Koichi Zenigata.
Why? It's quite obvious that I am a big Chiz Escudero fan. Try replacing the name of Pichay with Escudero in Martin's comments.
The feeling is just the same.
We are both fans of different candidates.
So readers. Do not pity Martin for loving Pichay. If you truly believe that Chavit Singson is the future of this country - show your love! If you think that Tito Sotto is essential to the Senate - tattoo his name across your chest!
Give your candidates some major whoop-whoops!
Today is Palm Sunday. I just had an epiphany.