Villar’s S.T. as in “Singit at Taga”?

September 11, 2008 § 1 Comment

The ongoing spat between Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Ping Lacson seems to be getting out of hand. Lacson dared Villar to get out of his post as Senate president to avoid tainting a possible Senate probe into Villar’s alleged complicity with the double insertion scam. Senator Jamby Madrigal meanwhile asked Villar to explain his company’s alleged involvement in the C-5 extension to Las Pinas and the scandal involving Villar’s alleged role in the construction of the Daang Hari road from Las Pinas to Cavite. Villar’s spokesperson Gilbert Remulla tried to parry attacks from all sectors against the beleaguered Senate prexy, saying that Villar’s camp is not to be blamed for the decisions of Brittany, a real estate company under the Vista Land Group of Companies, the company owned by Manny Villar. 

Villar tried to air his side today with a possible presscon, but things got out of hand this morning when ABS-CBN DZMM anchor Korina Sanchez insinuated that maybe Villar got his billions not from “Sipag and Tiyaga” (ST) but probably from “Singit and Taga” (insertions and commissions). Those play of words seemed to have resonated all throughout the country even in the Internet.

This early, I think, Villar should re-think his decision to gun for the highest post of the land. This is a hand-full for his media handlers. I don’t think they can change public opinion with just tactical media campaigns. This calls for a more strategic media campaign for them to change public perception and re-imagine Villar’s image before the public. 

This early, I say, Villar should get out of the presidential derby.


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