It is unfortunate that even the whole Villar household including Villar’s own old mother is already affected by political mudslinging. I don’t know if it’s the Villar camp who cooked up this “teledrama” showing the old Villar mother weeping in her wheelchair to gain sympathy for the much vilified Villar, or television’s penchant for emotionally-charged news clips, or both.
Strange though that the Villars are so angry with Noynoy when in fact it’s Erap and Enrile who dropped the most explosive SEC bomb yet against Villar. There hasn’t been a particular Noynoy-manufactured missile released in the direction of Villar. In the first place, much of Villar’s predicaments emanated not from Noynoy but from every front: from the C5 extension case, from the bribery attempts, from the fake “Born Poor” story, from Villar’s own lawyer who accused the Senator of anomalous corporate practice, then from the latest SEC manipulation charge.
I empathize with a mother’s instinctive defense of her son, but she is venting her wrath against the wrong person of Noynoy. I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be just another desperate gimmick of the Cayetano-Remulla dynamic duo to play a joker card to derail Noynoy’s destiny to the Presidency.
Pompeyo S. Pedroche
New Jersey, USA