Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices
MANILA, Philippines — Neophyte senators plan to apply Feng Shui and have their new offices at the Senate “blessed.”
The four newbie Senators Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Christopher “Bong” Go, Imee Marcos and Francis Tolentino inspected their prospective offices on Tuesday after they attended a seminar at the Senate. The process of getting their offices were through raffle.
Marcos said she wants to conduct a ritual on her new office, which has been used by outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes’s, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Siguro magpapatawag ako ng mga Igorot namin, dahil kailangan basbasan ‘yung office ko. Kay Senator Trillanes yata ang nabunot eh,” she told reporters on Tuesday in an interview at the Senate.
“‘Yun na lang natira eh, so kung papayag si Senator Trillanes, sasabihin ko kay Sonny, makikisayaw kami sa mga Igorot namin para mabendisyunan nang todo,” Marcos added.
Meanwhile, Dela Rosa said he plans to apply Feng Shui on his new office, which was previously the extension office of Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri.
“Oo, wala naman mawawala sakin kung maniwala ako,” Dela Rosa told reporters in an interview when asked if he believed in Feng Shui and plans to apply it on his Senate office.
He revealed that Feng Shui was also applied on his previous office in Camp Crame where he served as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
“Feng Shui ‘yun. Kaya tingnan nyo, kahit gaano ako ginigiba, hindi ako nagresign ‘di ba? Kasi maganda pagka-Feng Shui non,” Dela Rosa said.
So far, the aura of his Senate office is “positive” to Dela Rosa.
“Maganda. Positive sa akin ‘yung dating. Mukhang maganda ang buhay ko dito,” he said.
Meaanwhile, Go said he also considers applying Feng Shui on his new office. He got the office of outgoing Senator Gringo Honasan II.
“Yes, pwede naman po, pwede rin po ako magpa-Feng Shui,” Go told reporters in a separate interview.
“Hindi naman po ako namimili ng kwarto. As a neophyte senator, kung ano lang po ‘yung ibigay nila sa amin, okay na po ako doon,” he added.
Go, who was formerly Special Assistant to the President, said he does not want to spend money for the renovation of his new office.
“Gaya ng sinabi ko, ayoko na po gumastos para paayusin yung kwarto. Marami pong gustong mag-offer sakin para i-interior design po ‘yung opisina, sabi ko the simpliest lang po, okay na po, basta kumportable lang po sa isang mambabatas na makapagtrabaho,” he explained.
Tolentino, on the other hand, will be getting the office of outgoing Senator JV Ejercito.
The term of the 17th Congress’ senators will end on June 30, while 18th Congress senators are expected to meet for the first time on July 22, when the President delivers his State of the Nation Address. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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