MANILA – "Super balimbing."
This is how Zambales congresswoman and United Nationalist Alliance senatorial bet Mitos Magsaysay describes Sen. Franklin Drilon.
Speaking to ANC, Magsaysay noted Drilon kept changing sides depending on who is sitting in Malacañang.
“During the time of Erap, he was with Erap. When GMA came into power he shifted to GMA,” she said.
She said Drilon defended Arroyo during the canvassing of results of the 2004 presidential election and even promised to build Arroyo “a Malacañang in Iloilo” if people in Manila did not like her.
She asked: “If Vice President Binay becomes President, will [Drilon] jump to Binay’s side, too?”
In her interview, Magsaysay chastised Budget Secretary Butch Abad for giving a negative SARO to Negros Oriental despite the President’s release of his own calamity fund to the province.
She said she has no hard feelings against Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang despite calling him a “brat” during a congressional hearing.
“During that time, he was acting like a brat but after that we are OK. He is doing his job siguro at the communications group,” she said.
She also commented that fellow UNA candidate Richard Gordon “talks a lot” but insisted she and Gordon are civil to each other. She admitted her son is running in the local elections against a relative of Gordon.
Magsaysay admitted that her frankness could be one reason why some people do not like her. “I am a straight shooter. What I feel, I will tell you. Hindi ko kayo bobolahin. And probably that is why other people don’t like me because I am too frank,” she said.
ANC Headstart, February 21, 2013