Marcos gets Trillanes' Senate office: 'Papabendisyunan sa Igorot'
(UPDATED) Apart from attending the orientation on her "first day of school," neophyte Senator Imee Marcos said she would have her new office room "blessed."
Trying to get rid of evil spirits? Well, her future office room is the one occupied by outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
"First day of school nga; nakakaaliw. Pero ito nga, siguro magpapatawag ako ng mga Igorot namin, dahil kailangan basbasan 'yung office room ni Senator Trillanes," Marcos told reporters.
(It's the first day of school; it's entertaining. But I might need to call our Igorots, because the office room of Senator Trillanes needs to be blessed.)
Marcos said that her staff was apparently among the last one to join the raffle for office rooms for new senators.
"So kung papayag si Senator Trillanes, sasabihin ko kay Sonny makikisayaw kami doon sa mga Igorot namin para mabendisyunan ang kuwarto," Marcos said.
(If Senator Trillanes will allow it, I will tell Sonny that we will dance with our Igorots to bless the room.)
A Duterte ally, Marcos had changed tunes over the amnesty to be extended to the President's critic. (TIMELINE: Trillanes, from mutiny to amnesty)
In a joint statement with 83 other lawmakers in 2010, Marcos had agreed to the grant of amnesty to soldiers who "stood against" the Arroyo administration, for having "paid their dues."
The day that Trillanes decided he could go home to his real house was when a Makati court deferred its decision on the justice department's request for a second arrest warrant against him.
The other neophyte senators seemed to be happy with their new office rooms, with Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go getting outgoing Senator Gregorio Honasan II's office and Senator Ronald dela Rosa having the annexed part of Senate Majority Floor Leader Miguel Zubiri's room.
Senator Francis Tolentino, meanwhile, will be getting outgoing Senator JV Ejercito's office.
"Galit na galit si Imee dahil 'yung kuwarto [ni Trillanes] natira sa kanya…. Sabi ko na lang, tumawag ka ng pari, pabendisyunan mo 'yung opisina dahil mahirap na, masapian ka pa ng masamang ispiritu," Go said.
(Imee was so angry because it was Trillanes' room that was left for her. I told her to call a priest, and have it blessed, because she might risk being possessed by evil spirits.)
Trillanes on Tuesday agreed to the blessing of the room if it would "help Marcos to fulfill her mandate."
But the opposition senator is not having any of it if she meant to shoo away Trillanes as the evil spirit.
"If she's saying it to insinuate na masama akong tao, then sobrang kaipokritohan naman 'yun, even for a Marcos," Trillanes said in a statement. (If she's saying it to insinuate that I'm a bad person, then that's a hyprocrisy, even for a Marcos.) – Rappler.com
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