Sex and the Senate

Or when the circus came to town. All that was missing was the dancing seals, the jugglers, and the trapeze flyers, and they could start selling peanuts. By Lourd Ernest de Veyra


Manuel Quezon, Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas, Claro M. Recto, Eulogio Rodriguez, Lorenzo Tanada, Jose W. Diokno, Jovito Salonga, Benigno Aquino Jr. Throughout history the Philippine Senate has been the incandescent cradle of statesmen of towering intellects and oratorical intensity. Teofisto Guingona’s breathlessly elegant denunciation of Erap, "I Accuse," was haunted by the spirit of Emile Zola. Decades earlier, Jose P. Laurel declared, "If I had to choose between my love of country and the church, my love of country comes first."

On May 28, 2009, it’s just... "I even shouted ’sizzling hot!’"

Read the rest of Lourd’s blog entry here.

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