ORTIGOZA: Shame on you, Senator Leila!
My radio tandem Harold asked me the difference between Senator Leila de Lima and West Point graduate Captain Elisabeth Campbell in the movie “General’s Daughter.”
ME: Campbell allowed herself to be screwed by Captains, Majors, Colonels while De Lima allowed herself to be bonked by security guards like Ronnie, Jomel, Warren, and whatchamacallit!
Senator Leila de Lima lamented recently the outcome of the probe of the House of Representatives: “As a woman, it breaks my heart that my private life and personal relationship has become subject of the public and Congress’ ridicule.”
What a nerve for her to say that.
She admitted early this month her “illicit” relationship with a married driver and body guard at Winnie Monsod’s TV talk show at GMA-7.
She blamed human frailties for that relationship.
Dayan told congressmen last November 24: “Totoo pong nagkaroon kami ng relasyon ni ma’am at nagsimula po ito noon ding 2007. Mga two to three months pa lang ako sa law office niya.”
“Bago pumasok yung 2015, nagkalabuan na kami ni ma’am. Kesyo hindi na daw kami masaya sa pagsasama namin. Lagi kasing bangayan at laging nag-aaway kami”.
“Parang nasampal ko siya ng bahagya. Sabi ko, ‘Uubusin mo yata kaming mga security (details like Jomel, Warren) mo.”
De Lima should know that aside from committing a criminal case of concubinage, she is not an ordinary woman, she is a legislature, for Christ sake, a senator of the Republic of the Philippines and not a high official of the Republic Cement based in Bulacan, whose public and personal life is subject to the microscopic scrutiny of the press and the public.
Can you still remember this law on your Constitution 101?
“Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, AT ALL TIMES, BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives (Section 1, Article 11 of the Philippine Constitution)
Senator, if you couldn’t take the psychological pressure on the goods being hurled at you including your involvement with dangerous drugs peddling at the national penitentiary, you resign!
Immoral legislature like you should have no moral suasion from your perch at the August Chamber to moralize on us Filipinos.
Son of a gun, better look at yourself first.
Recently a passenger jeep with 24 passengers who attended a family reunion in a beach in San Fabian, Pangasinan, plunged into a canal in Barangay Amansabina, Mangaldan after it hit a concrete wall.
Thanks but no thanks to the driver Sandrom Correa who imbibed liquor and drove his public utility vehicle in a zigzag manner before it plunged and hurt the 24 passengers. Some of them whom I saw at a police photos were knocked out of consciousness.
To deter us from the likes of driver Correa, a harsher Republic Act No. 10586 or “An Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs, and Similar Substances, and for Other Purposes” and its corresponding penalty was crafted and implemented into law last 2013.
Here’s Section 12 of the latest law against barumbadong and irresponsible driver”
(b) If the violation of Section 5 (about drunk driving) resulted in physical injuries, the penalty provided in Article 263 (serious physical injuries) of the Revised Penal Code or the penalty provided in the next preceding subparagraph, whichever is higher, and a fine ranging from One hundred thousand pesos (Php100,000.00) to Two hundred thousand pesos (Php200,000.00) shall be imposed;
(c) If the violation of Section 5 resulted in homicide, the penalty provided in Article 249 (Homicide) of the Revised Penal Code and a fine ranging from Three hundred thousand pesos (Php300,000.00) to Five hundred thousand pesos (Php500,000.00) shall be imposed; and
(d) The nonprofessional driver’s license of any person found to have violated Section 5 of this Act shall also be confiscated and suspended for a period of twelve (12) months for the first conviction and perpetually revoked for the second conviction. The professional driver’s license of any person found to have violated Section 5 of this Act shall also be confiscated and perpetually revoked for the first conviction. The perpetual revocation of a driver’s license shall disqualify the person from being granted any kind of driver’s license thereafter.
The prosecution for any violation of this Act shall be without prejudice to criminal prosecution for violation of the Revised Penal Code, Republic Act No. 9165 and other special laws and existing local ordinances, whenever applicable.
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