Sa simula mahinahon pa ang diskusyon.
Nais ni Zambales congresswoman Mitos Magsaysay malaman kung dumaan sa public bidding ang mga gamit ng ahensya ni Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang.
Pero nang tanungin ni Magsaysay kung sino sa mga tauhan ni Carandang ang nakatanggap ng mga BlackBerry, dito na nagsimulang uminit ang palitan.
Magsaysay: I want the names before this hearing ends please.
Carandang: We'll do our best.
Magsaysay: Cannot be 'do your best.' If you cannot even give an information as simple as who are the beneficiaries of the BlackBerry phones, then how do you expect me to trust you?
Sunod na inusisa ni Magsaysay ang pagbili ng ahensya ng mga mamahaling laptop.
Wala kasing sumali sa bidding.
Magsaysay: How come you did not get any supplier that would offer you another kind of model unit?
Carandang: We did but they did not fall within the threshold of the price that we were looking at.
Magsaysay: Instead of buying a laptop which can do same functions at P46,000, you decided to choose an Apple Mac Pro at P66,000. You' re now known in one blog as the Imelda Marcos of laptop computers.
Tinanong din ni Magsaysay si Carandang tungkol sa pababang rating ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III.
Magsaysay: Don’t you think you have failed in communicating that good ideas, good programs and good policies of President Aquino? Because he himself said the problem is in the messaging. His sister herself said the problem is in the messaging. What can you say?
Carandang: Was that a rhetorical question or did you actually want me to answer that?
Magsaysay: I asked you. You know, don’t be arrogant when you are being asked. I’m warning you, Secretary Carandang. You are not in ABS-CBN. If before, you had the temerity to put and insult elected members of the House when you were in ABS-CBN, sorry to say you are on the other side of the shoe right now. You still have a long way to go as long as maturity and wisdom is concerned. 'Yung pagiging arogante mo at pagiging spoiled brat mo, iiwan mo sa bahay mo. Pero once na pumasok ka sa opisina ng Office of the President, matuto ka maging humble.
Dalawang beses tinigil ang hearing para palamigin ang ulo ni Magsaysay.
Sinubukan din ng mga congressman na mamagitan.
“Can you clarify to us that it was beyond your intention to be arrogant with that statement,” sabi ni Representative Rodolfo Fariñas.
“Yes. I have no intention to offend. I would like to clarify that,” paglilinaw ni Carandang.
Pero lalong nag-init ang ulo ni Magsaysay nang aminin ni Carandang na nilagay niya ang opinyon niya sa isang opisyal na pahayag ng ahensya kung saan tinawag niyang sinungaling si Magsaysay at kakampi ng diumano'y isa sa pinakatiwaling Pangulo ng bansa.
Magsaysay: Did the President sanction you to write this statement?
Carandang: I wrote it myself.
Magsasay: You wrote it yourself and it is your own opinion. Why are you using the Office of the President to put out your opinion?
Carandang: I believe that statement was appropriate.
Magsaysay: You represent the Office of the President and that is the difference. I hope you put that in your coconut.
Sa huli, nag-sorry si Carandang kay Magsaysay. Hindi raw sana nauwi sa away ang palitan.
Carandang: I regret that the exchange both in media and here has led to atmosphere of animosity. I merely was trying to defend my office against the false allegations.
Magsaysay: Is that a form of apology in your part?
Carandang: I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.
Magsaysay: You know you don’t have to be so showbiz about it. I don’t know if the apology was sincere or not.
Fariñas: Mister Chairman if that were not sincere, I’d nominate him for a FAMAS or Oscar award.
Pagkatapos ng hearing, nakitang kausap ni Carandang at Magsaysay ang ibang kongresista.
Bagama’t binubuyo ng ibang tao sa silid na mag-beso, nagkamayan lang ang dalawa. RG Cruz, Patrol ng Pilipino