Crying Lady speaks up
And what are we supposed to make of the public apology of senatorial candidate Tessie Aquino-Oreta? I don’t mean to sound callous and heartless in the face of such seeming humility. Unfortunately, it is the campaign season and her apology is packaged as a campaign material – so I think many among us can be forgiven for being unable to see sincerity in the act.
Nevertheless, that apology begs a number of questions.
First, if she has remained in the opposition and continued to be in the good graces of her erstwhile benefactor, the former President Joseph Estrada, would she still make that apology?
Second, why did she wait this long to issue that apology? If she is truly sorry for doing that jig at that crucial moment in the Estrada impeachment trial, why do so only after six years and why do so in a manner that has all the telltale signs of a well-crafted and well-directed dramatic performance? A friend of mine pretty much summed up a common reaction: being the sister of a famous and multi-awarded movie and television director (Lupita Kashiwahara) brings certain benefits.
Nice try, Tessie Aquino-Oreta, but we are not biting. But hey, I really mean this: You have a promising career as an actress.