When Dennis Cunanan, the Technology Resource Center’s (TRC) head on leave was accepted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a provisional state witness in the Priority Development Fund (PDAF) scams, the media without letting up feasted on a three-way “pissing contest”.
Which pisses takes off higher… that of Jinggoy Estrada’s, of Bong Revilla’s, or of Dennis Cunanan’s?
Of course, the answer to this question would take a while, until the two Senators who got implicated in the PDAF’s scam have their mug shots taken. But meanwhile, all three of these gentlemen are in a total mess.
Psychologically, Dennis Cunanan had himself trapped in a bind. Since that time that he was one among the 38 who was charge of plunder, for sure, it gave him sleepless nights. He could have been wrecked what his decision must be. Would he let the charge do its course…? Or, would he fight it to save himself…? If what he claimed in his affidavit is true, that he didn’t get commissions for the legislator’s PDAF’s through the fake NGO’s of Napoles, the alleged PDAF’s scam mastermind – then, he would tend on saving himself. On saving himself, would he have the guts to face Jinggoy and Bong, after tasting the sample of their wrath – scolding him on the phone in following up for the quick release of their PDAF to Napoles fake NGO’s? He never knew to what extent these powerful Senators are capable of to malign his credibility. The mess wracked Cunanan’s brain. And he has never in peace ever since.
The crescendos of Bong’s mess scales its height upon the surfacing of Dennis Cunanan as a new state’s witness. Apparently, sympathy, the “paawa” effect, didn’t work. Keeping appearances as holy, having Bible Studies with his family and plans for making a pilgrimage to Israel didn’t work either. Denial by deflection through Joel Bodegon, Bong’s lawyer, whose strategies to defend him seemed the handy work of fly-by-night lawyer angered even more the public. Now, Bong is pissed. He opted to blame game. He spotlighted what he thought as Mar Roxas’ bungling of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as head; the rising crime, the handling of Typhoon Yolanda debacle, etc. Bong said, Mar Roxas is instrumental for Dennis Cunanan’s surfacing to pin him down. He reprises his “politically motivated persecution” mantra. As Bong is not even creative inventing new excuses of deflection, he is in a total mess.
Jinggoy Estrada never even wipe out yet the shit hurled by Ruby Tuazon who testified about Jinggoy’s kickbacks at the senate hearing, and here comes an additional mess from Dennis Cunanan. Jinggoy Estrada, however, get his piss higher for Dennis Cunanan. He said he would attend the Senate hearing to face squarely his new adversary. Sen. Grace Poe made a request that Dennis Cunanan, since he is a chief on leave of TRC, a government agency, undergo a lifestyle check. Dennis Cunanan acceded to the request. He signed a waiver so the investigator can have a look at his bank account. To this, Jinggoy said, it has been arranged so that Cunanan passed the test. Jinggoy backed down on meeting face to face with Cunanan.
When Leila de Lima, the DOJ Secretary was asked on the reported newscast that Cunanan had been living in a P40 million mansion, and his family had a fleet of luxury vehicles, which were not reflected in his 2012’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities, De Lima said, this is a hatchet job to undermine Cunanan’s credibility. Jinggoy retaliated. He said, he would block De Lima’s confirmation in the Senate, to which De Lima retorted, it’s a blackmail and so be it. De Lima further said to the effect that, she serves at the pleasure of the President and have the support of the public and that the hubris of one who is in the Senate, or a member of the Commission on Appointment is not important to her. Jinggoy’s hubris, his braggadocio stunt, had its match. Jinggoy’s piss clipped in its ascent. And the PDAF scams would continue to mess up his life.