Women rights advocate and senatorial candidate Akbayan Representative Riza Hontiveros asked senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. to apologize to women for his sex joke during Senate’s debate on the ethics case filed against Senator Manny Villar who is running for president. Cracking a sex joke is uncalled for and irrelevant and this should not be heard from a well-respected fighter in the person of Nene Pimentel.
“As a woman I am asking Sen. Pimentel to apologize over his ‘insertion’ joke. It was absolutely uncalled for, irrelevant,” said Akbayan Rep. Riza Hontiveros.
Senator Mar Roxas who has recently married radio-television broadcast journalist Korina Sanches was angered by the “insertion joke” and immediately demanded to scrap from the records Pimentel’s statement.
Last Monday while the Senate Committe of the Whole was deliberating on the Report against Villar’s alleged “unethical conduct” for the insertion of additional P200-million allocation in the 2008 national budget in the construction of a road that was alleged to have benefited his real estate properties in the area, there was this exchange of statements during the debate which prompted the senior Senator to crack an insertion Joke in the process which irked Sen. Mar Roxas.
“My name was mentioned in the context that we are ganging up, that this is all political, that we are using insertions, when he (Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano) said in a blanket statement that we had insertions,” Roxas said.
“I say no. I had no insertion on any matter. In fact, I have no insertion, period. Because we’re in the minority! Let alone an insertion for a road to pass through any such property,” Roxas said.
Pimentel answered: “Well, well, I am sure that after your marriage, you had some insertions.”
“But that may be different,” he added.
The comment prompted laughter from those seated in the gallery, but angered Roxas. “That is an affront on my wife (Korina Sanchez), Mr. President!” he said.
Roxas immediately demanded that Pimentel’s statement be removed from the official transcript of the Senate session.
Ay, naku ano ba ang nakain nitong si lolo Nene at kung ano-ano na lang ang nasasabi sa Senado. Napanood pa man din siya sa television at napakinggan sa radyo ng milyong-milyong Pilipino na sumubaybay sa deleberasyon ng Senado dito sa ethics case laban kay senador Manny Villar. Ano na lang kaya ang sasabihin ng mga kabataan nakapanood at nakapakinig?
Kaya panay ang batikos sa kanya ng mga mamahayag, mga bloggers, at ang mga nagkokomentaryo sa hindi kanais-nais na pagbibiro ng Senador. Wala po tayo sa palengke o sa mga inuman kung saan doon lang napapakinggan ang ganyang uri ng pagbibiro. May mga nagsasabi tuloy na dito na lang daw niya dinadaan ang incapacity niya to perform sexual acts.
Hindi ko alam mahilig pala sa mga green joke itong si lolo. Maraming nagsasabi tuloy na dapat din daw ay kasuhan siya ng unethical conduct of a Senator for insertion joke na nakakasakit ng damdamin ng mga kababaihan particularly itong si Korina Sanches na siyang maybahay ni senador Mar Roxas?
Unti-unti na nang nawawala ang tiwala at respeto ng mga tao sa Senado, dinagdagan pa nitong si lolo. Ano ba iyan!