Miriam Meets Her Match


Vitaliano Aguirre II

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago’s long and impassioned lecture on law fell on deaf ears. Or, to put it more accurately, covered ears. Vitaliano Aguirre II, one of the private lawyers assisting the prosecution in the Corona impeachment trial, was cited in contempt of court on Wednesday, February 29 (http://www.rappler.com/nation/special-coverage/corona-trial/1945-private-prosecutor-cited-in-contempt), after he was caught covering his ears during Santiago’s manifestation in court. Asked to explain his act, Aguirre stood up and did the unthinkable: he essentially told the lady senator he’s had enough of her.  The online world cheered and jeered the lawyer, while Santiago raised her own suspicions – that Aguirre was “planted” in the court by her enemies.

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