Enrile VS. Villar; Noynoy VS Himself
The tiff between Nacionalista Party presidential aspirant Manny Villar and Senate President Juan Pone Enrile has erupted into a full blown verbal war underscored by name calling and insinuations of the kind most vile.
After strident denials last week, the allies of Villar now admit they want to unseat Enrile while JPE says the warning Villar has aired about a possible failure of the May 10 elections is not as innocent as it seems.
The Senate President’s broadside came on the eve of the meeting of the Senate Committee of the Whole to take up the Enrile report censuring Villar for “conflict of interest”.
This given how his realty firms allegedly earned over P6.2-B from the C-5 road extension project that snaked through his Las Pinas residential propery holding.
Juan Ponce Enrile:
Sen. Manny Villar and his group did not elect me to the presidency. I was elected by a group of senators. Only they can take me out if they want. Why is Sen. Villar anticipating a failure of the May 10 elections. Does he know something we don’t know?
In case of a failure of elections, he (Villar) should realize—if he understands anything about the Constitution—that failure of elections can only be determined after May 10,
Villar is a dangerous man who is using everything to gain power and gain advantage.
The good NP presidential bet is reportedly going to make a privileged speech to finally answer the accusations against me.
It’s aboit time.
While Villar has lamely tried to dismiss the C-5 road mess charge as politically motivated his handlers must have now realized that the no-talk-no-mistake stunt can only harm their boss’s chances to pulling even in the ratings against the Liberal Party’s Noynoy Aquino.
Talking about the only son of heroes Ninoy and Cory Aquino, Filipinos are beginning to ask louder and more probing questions not just about his political platform.
They also want Noynoy to end his continued silence and inaction on plight of the remaining 10,000 or so tenant farmers and their families at Hacienda Luisita, and the unresolved Hacienda Luisita Massacre.
Senator Noynoy promises a New Day for Philippine society.
But his inability to bring social justice to Hacienda Luisita can very well deine his sincerity, character, and fitness for office.