From the Inquirer: “I was a victim of fake news for the longest time in the past,” the senator lamented in a recent tweet. “The two original sources have since retracted their statements under oath, even apologized,” he said. “I’m still waiting for those who spread those false information to show decency and some sense of responsibility to the public,” he added.
On the public apology issued by former ISAFP chief Victor Corpus
On being a victim of fake news
Privilege Speech: In Defense of Dignity (2001)
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Ex-ISAFP chief Victor Corpus makes a long overdue apology on a talk show on Global News Network.
Video courtesy Facebook page of Punto de Labra
It’s long in coming. Nevertheless, I still appreciate his gesture of humility and courage in doing so. Needless to say, I accept his apology.
Yes, I was informed that ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus has finally admitted publicly that he had unjustly wronged me by being taken for a ride by a “fraud,” obviously referring to Angelo “Ador” Mawanay, who himself had retracted 13 years earlier, even pointing to those who were responsible in suborning him to commit perjury against me.
In the spirit of fairness and balanced reporting, I think it is but proper and decent for those who relied heavily on their statements, as the central characters responsible for incessantly maligning my reputation to follow suit, or at least make amends, not pecuniarily, but simply to restore the moral damage they have done to my dignity and honor.
Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues in the Senate of the Republic:Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues in the Senate of the Republic:
I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege.
It has been more than two years since this representative was pilloried before media through accusations so vile and propaganda most vicious. So vile and vicious in fact that this chamber of peers took notice, conducted investigations complete with nationally televised public hearings and just recently, unveiled on this floor a committee report which would give the public the impression that my detractors were somehow right.
Continue reading “The Incredible Hulk (Chapter One)”
Speech before the Fraternity/Sorority Grand Night Epsilon Sigma Lambda Phi, Rembrant Hotel
First of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to this gathering. Just a bit of a warning, though.
Yesterday, I was in Lucena City to address the two thousand graduates of Quezon National High School. I was told I almost did not make it to be their commencement speaker. A week before yesterday, a representative of Mrs. Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo threw her weight around and harassed the school officials to change their speaker.
This has become an ugly pattern. In many places where I was invited, either the President herself or her known representatives intimidated or showed disgust over my presence. Continue reading “Enough!”
Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Region 2)
Cauayan City, Isabela
First of all, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Differences notwithstanding, we all will celebrate a Merry Christmas the way we used to. Doubts notwithstanding, we all will welcome the New Year of 2003 into our hearts and dreams. Continue reading “Her Greatest Enemy: Herself”
Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Bohol Chapter)
Bohol Tropics Resort Hotel, Tagbilaran City
First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your very kind invitation. This is my first time to address your Chapter. I understand you represent all of Bohol’s 47 towns and Tagbilaran City. I am profoundly grateful. Indeed, I really am. Continue reading “Current Challenges”
Speech Before the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City
First of all, I would like to thank all of you – most specially Chair ROSALINDA D. EVANGELISTA – for your very kind invitation. Likewise, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Come hell or high water, we all will celebrate a merry Christmas. We all will welcome with hope the New Year of 2003. Continue reading “Peace and Order: The Key to Sustainable Foreign Investments in the Philippines”
Speech Before the Manila Regency Lions Club
Every anniversary is always an occasion for jubilation. When that anniversary means 30 years of service and commitment – such as your anniversary today – then the world must pause and take notice. Let me, then pause and greet the Manila Regency Lions Club a Very Happy 30th Anniversary! Continue reading “The Lions in Service”
Speech Before USA Student Council of Iloilo, Iloilo City
Last October 23, I had the opportunity to address the newly-organized confederation of student leaders from our state colleges and universities. I saw something common to all of them. It was the driving force to lead. Continue reading “Public Service, Public Security”