Having been used to emote script from a movie set, Sen. Bong Revilla forgot he gave a privilege speech in an August Chamber of the Senate, where most people watching, if not all, have brains that parse, analyze and connect the dots of every word he spoke. Sen. Bong Revilla’s performance insulted the intelligence of the public. Most of the pundit’s pieces never have said anything positive of his speech. The social network media even gave him sobriquets that maligned further his already tarnished name.
In his braggadocio stance, Sen. Bong Revilla surprised his audience uttering such a high-sounding phrase: “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus,” (Sinungaling sa isa, sinungaling sa lahat) which felt awkward and uncharacteristic of him. It has the same impact as when Bong narrated that P-Noy said to him “’Pare, parang awa mo na, Ibalato mo na sa akin ito,” making it appear that P-Noy beg for his assent to convict the Chief Justice Corona, which is so unbelievable that P-Noy could utter such a “movieesque” dialogue.
Bong, obviously, wanted to impress, but didn’t realize that the Supreme Court has already ruled long time ago that this “Falsus in UNO, falsus in omnibus,” the ancient discredited aphorism is not an absolute guide to determine truthfulness. The real purpose of that Latin phrase is to discredit Benhur Luy, the whistle blower who admitted forging signature as instructed by his boss, Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the PDAF. Luy’s deposition led to the charge of plunder against Bong, Enrile, Jinggoy and other lawmakers implicated in the PDAF scam. Bong said, as Benhur Luy forge signatures, the other documents, pertaining to the plunder charge are also forge, even those signatures and initials that he acknowledged before as authentic through his letter to the Commission on Audit.
Moreover, to drive even further his point, Bong duplicated the alibis of Hubert Webb of the Vizconde Massacre fame that Webb was out of the country when the massacre happened. Bong used the same alibi with his Chief of Staff, Atty. Richard Gambe that at the time that Benhur Luy’s gave money to Gambe, as recorded in Luy’s ledger, Bong said, his Chief of Staff was out of the country too. Very convenient!
The movie script fed on Bong took a twist when he enumerated all the rants against P-Noy gathered on the news discussion on the internet. Apparently, Bong’s scriptwriter had been scouring contents of all the social networking sites, and took note of those illogical rants written by anonymous news watchers, and those of the columnists whose bias is to put down whatever achievements P-Noy’s administration have attained, highlighting those that have the most devastating impact. And then, just like the juicy bit of the blind item stuff typical in the showbiz write-ups, Bong dropped off the issue of linking P-Noy’s sister on the alleged extortion tryst from Czech company to gain contracts for the MRT’s expansion project.
Bong’s scriptwriter even souped up the script with the cloak and dagger scenario to insinuate that P-Noy meddle with Corona’s conviction. Bong narrated the sequence and the manner by which Mar Roxas, “Boy Pick-up” as Bong named him, drove him to the Bahay Pagasa, P-Noy official residence. Then, during breakfast, together with P-Noy two other secretaries, the continuation of the “movieesque” dialogue ensued in which Bong quoted the President as saying “… kailangan s’yang ma-impeach”. But Chief Justice Corona has already been impeached. Bong meant “conviction” probably. One wonder. Did Bong follow blindly the illogical contents of his script or he’s just after of its emotive impact?
Of course, the movie is not complete without the melodrama. The senior Revilla in a wheel chair was present and cried during his son’s performance. After Bong’s speech he kissed his father’s head. Oh my God! Little did the public know that even the senior Revilla dealt with Janet Napoles too as claimed by Benhur Luy.
Bong, before his scheduled privilege speech gave out press releases which he said, “He would tell all.” By that, people expect he would explain where his PDAF, in millions went. He didn’t touch that subject.
Like what Sen. Miriam Santiago in effect said: “E kasi boboto boto kayo ng artista, di yan ang napala n’yo.” And one might add, “Ang nakuha n’yo Si Flavio…ang Panday”.
Now hear the real Bong Revilla in this video!