LAGUNA Rep. Benjie Agarao and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino are in trouble over the performance of sexy dancers on stage during the former’s recent birthday party.
Tolentino supposedly provided the sexy dancers with the program emcee saying the dancing group was his birthday gift to Agarao.
The Liberal Party is fuming over the incident and may exclude Tolentino from its senatorial lineup.
Gabriela, a party-list group composed of militant women, has denounced the incident.
You condemn the sexy dancers at a birthday party held in a public place but don’t cry out in protest over scantily dressed women parading on stage during a beauty contest.
What’s the difference between those sexy dancers and any of the beauty contestants featured on TV, with revealing shots taken from an upward angle as they walk on stage?
You get angry over a sexy dance number at a birthday party but you ignore the explicit sex and excessive violence shown on television.
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This, indeed, is a hypocritical society.
Police raid a nightclub where girls dance nude on stage, arrest them, have TV news cameras take shots of the poor women, and book them.
Several days later—lo and behold!—the same girls arrested, jailed and booked for indecent exposure are invited by the raiding team to the police station where they dance without a stitch on in front of guests during a surprise birthday party for the chief.
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You want another instance of hypocrisy?
Cabinet members, senators and congressmen gather in a private place where drinks flow freely and beautiful prostitutes mingle with the very important guests.
One by one, the women disappear with the guests. And where do they go?
You are a simpleton if you don’t know the answer.
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Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Andres Soriano is on the short list of those being considered by the Judicial Bar Council (JBC) for Sandiganbayan justice.
If Soriano (no relation to the great entrepreneur who once owned San Miguel Brewery) is appointed, he would make the antigraft court a laughingstock.
Soriano would make it to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” as the judge who convicted Jeff Quesada, who suffers from complete paralysis, of rape.
Soriano made the harebrained decision when he was Bulacan RTC judge years ago.
Soriano sentenced Quesada, who was born a quadriplegic or one permanently unable to move both arms and legs, to life imprisonment.
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Just by looking at Quesada, who can’t eat on his own or go to the toilet without aid, even a simpleminded person would say that it was impossible for him to have committed rape.
And yet Soriano sent him to prison for life.
President Gloria, apparently after reading this column, pardoned Quesada and ordered his release.
Whoever recommended Soriano to the JBC for Sandiganbayan justice was probably trying to make fun of him and the antigraft court.