Is it because of deep remorse that you, honorable gentlemen, are doing it now to cover up for your lapses?
Now that the onus is on you, honorable gentlemen again, you want to unburden your guilt so you will look clean and pleasing to the eyes of Robredo’s family?
You discredited the meritorious achievement of a good man, a non-traditional politician and an exemplary leader when he was alive, and now, in death, you are exalting him to high heavens, as if you only have found the best of what he was now that the whole nation is mourning his death?
Is that how hard the job of the CA is, that it has taken 3 years before a competent, reliable and trusted leader could be confirmed?
If politics wasn’t the name of the game, how soon could a nominee, by no less than the leader of the country, be confirmed by the CA? Check and balances, my foot!
“We were deprived the honor of confirming a great man, one of the best in the Cabinet,” Parañaque congressman Roilo Golez, said. “His place in the history of public service is secure.”
You bet, it is! But, let me ask you this: “How come you didn’t say it that way the first time Robredo was grilled by the CA? Or the second time?”
All of a sudden the CA members are washing their hands of any culpability.
All of a sudden the CA members are suffering from amnesia as to why Robredo has been by-passed the same number of times that he was appointed and re-appointed by President Benigno Aquino.
And now they want to confer it to him posthumously? When it matters most that such confirmation be given when the person is alive – not just for the sake of giving it, but because the person deserves it, now you smugs have the impudence to come forward and announce he will be getting it post-mortem? What an insult to Robredo and family.
Jesse Robredo is gone.
Long live Jesse Robredo!