Home > Kahindik-hindik, manny villar, mar roxas, nene pimentel, politics in the philippines > senator nene pimentel dives into a pool of shame and dishonor with “insertion” remark towards mar roxas, takes the senate with him

senator nene pimentel dives into a pool of shame and dishonor with “insertion” remark towards mar roxas, takes the senate with him

we watched with disgust what happened at the senate on the manny villar censure debate on the C-5 controversy. the senators – jamby madrigal, allan peter cayetano and nene pimentel turned the senate floor into a floor of shame and embarrassment when they exchanged trash talk unfit for sennators who were elected by the people. we feel the senate was tainted with shame and dishonor.

we take particular offense on senator pimentel’s bastos remark towards senator mar roxas. we thought pimentel was one of the more respectable senior senators among them. he had always something to say on national issues and often times they were of law and made a lot of sense. but we think this remark of senator pimentel had taken him to dive into a pool of shame and dishonor. 

The debate took a turn for the worse when Pimentel used the same word to comment on Sen. Mar Roxas’ defense that he, too, had no insertion in the national budget.

“After your marriage, you will have your insertions,” quipped Pimentel, a rather unsavory remark that drew Roxas’ ire.

“I demand that that be removed from the record!” shouted Roxas. “This is an affront to my wife.”

Roxas was recently married to broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez.

“Then remove it immediately,” retorted Pimentel.



read PDI article here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100126-249466/Trash-talk-mars-august-chamber-debate


latest update:

Pimentel apologizes; Roxas gets ice cream, cake

Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas’ remark that it was a pity some men turn vulgar when they grow old may have worked.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. asked for forgiveness for using “intemperate language” during heated Senate debates on Monday on a resolution seeking to censure Sen. Manuel Villar over alleged “double insertions” in the controversial C-5 road budget.

Pimentel had said Roxas would have his own “insertions” now that he was married.

“To those who I might have hurt in this chamber by the use of intemperate language or unseemly expressions, I apologize and beg their forgiveness from You through You, O Lord,” Pimentel said as he led the chamber in its opening prayer.

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100127-249673/Pimentel-apologizes-Roxas-gets-ice-cream-cake

  1. reina alegria
    January 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    no matter what happens at the senate floor, i will always have respect to my favorite senator… it seems our honorable senators’ actuations have been very very disgusting…nowadays. nonetheless, senator nene irks me less… he must have been pushed to the limits.. there are others who make worst remarks though..

    • January 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

      this is not just an insult to mar roxas and his wife, it is an afront to all pinays.

  2. dante
    January 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    this nene pimentel is an ass hole.

  3. O_O
    January 27, 2010 at 1:01 am

    >>After your marriage, you will have your insertions

    I see what he did there.
    Funny in imageboards and the internets, but in senates like this, it’s another matter.

  4. Rodrigo
    January 27, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Kabastusan ang ginawa ni Sen. Pimintel di lang sa mag-asawang Roxas, bagkus sa lahat ng Pilipino. Di lugar ang senado para sa pagpapahayag ng mga kabastusan, Natural lang na mag talotalo at uminit ang ulo ng mga senador dahil parte ito ng demokrasya para mkagawa ng kapakipakinabang na batas. Di dapat umasal kalye ang mga senador.

    • January 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

      i agree with you. kahiya-hiya ang ginawa ni pimentel. he should be censured by the senate and the people.

  5. vish
    January 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I saw the first debate, or shall we call it the most embarassing moment of the 15th congress where Madrigal shouted as if she was selling wares in the market place, or pushing a kids opinion among her peers. I saw how composed and apolegetic the gentleman from Taguig was in apologizing point by point to his his tactics dragging names while making a point. Dragging baselessly names of his peers. And lastly, I saw how the former finance secretary who got married to a very famous news comentator, repulsed the instigation of a once renounce gaurdian of democracy, now just a mere shadow of himself. This is nuts! You guys were the formidable bunch next to the powers at be, ignored by the first power and left for just nothing. But then, that was a few years back, these group of senadors was the pride of the country, because they stood for what was right and what was best. Now, for I do not know the reason; they are divided and in shambles, hurling unparliamentary invictions, and insults that makes you turn the telivision off. Just because of one presidentiable diguising himself as home builder, businessman, and a great entreprenuer. My God, where is this country heading now. While the senadors were arguing while the whole world see, the great majority of our citizenry, are deciding who to vote. The pillar of light in that august chamber is fading now. Is it because of the elections, new alignments, old foes, new freindship, new commitment? The only man sane in the senate during that time was the defense minister of Marcos. The man I call a true parliamentarian during his deliberation. The others, specially Madrigal, was a shame to the office. And Cayetano for God sake; just to delay proceedings, just to prevent the truth to come out, repeated arguements are old tactic of lawyering. The truth Sen. Cayetano, was answered by manong Johnny, “everything there discussed during that time is political”, you yourself is running as NP, but what is obvious to the callous behavior is simply, your not suppose to sight yourself because its very obvious that your part of the Senate. And “por Dios, por Santo”; Pimentel, your very old to disrespect the wife of a fellow senator. Dispite your prayerful apology, it happened and what you did, surely is unparliamentary and ungentlemanly, and worst a show of disrespect to someone who you enjoyed giving interviews to say your side of the story. And to the good Senator Madam Miriam, if you want to give your post up, then now is the time. Please do so. The brilliancy is there but the pateince of the good senator lady, seem to deminish over the years that had past. And last but not the least, my kababayan, “tabi”, you have said the history of the senate, relaying the sentiment of a good man during his former days Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, why then be against the sudden change in principles? The Philippines saw all your damning prides, and only the man from Tarlac, declaimed with scincerity. Where did the good men go?

  6. CebuNet
    January 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Sen Pimentel just commented what best answer he could toss to Sen Mar…
    Sabihin ba naman ” I, too, had no insertion in the national budget”,
    Sen Mar answer is not valid – It is a negligence of his part of not doing the JOB.
    He is on the position to check everything. And right now, Sen Villar running for president they will raised the CLOSED C-5 CONTROVERY – it is 2008 issue. even the senate already dismissed and closed it.

    Even Sen Manong – make a big reaction about that issue which is he was/is the senate president and made his decision before (2008) to dismiss it.


  7. estudyantepo
    January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    No offense meant to ardent supporters of Noynoy, some of whom are my close friends. Just a point of view of a non political observer.

    In every election, the easiest choice to make is, who you would not vote for. This year, it is profoundly difficult because for me the easiest identifiable candidate whom I would not vote for, (aside from Erap of course, for who would vote for a convicted plunderer) is a leading candidate, with the widest of margin in the survey, Noynoy. He probably will be the next president and so, in my heart, I tried my best to consider and reconsider my decision, yet I became more convinced that he is my best choice on whom not to vote for. These are in my thoughts:
    He is clean and honest
    He really is unblemished, squeaky clean and immaculate.. His record for nine years speaks for himself. I am reminded of a friend of mine, a cocky but very articulate and bright Solicitor General. At a certain time before he started winning his cases, his critics had a heyday criticizing the way he handled his job. They said, he had a perfect record of losing all cases. Thus, his record was clean and unblemished of victory. Like this solicitor general,  Noynoy has also  no record of dishonesty simply because he has no record of accomplishment at all. He was one of the prominent members of the committee of silence. I goggled his name to find out if, except for his name, there was anything he did that he should be proud of. I am sorry that I found nothing. It is time he reveals what he had done in congress for nine years, plus two years in the senate, to deserve the presidency. When he ran for Senate, he simply relied on his family name and the endorsement of his mother. Being in the Senate with no accomplishment will not hurt the nation except the wasted money paid to him as a public servant. But to be president and not knowing what to do is probably as disastrous as a corrupt president.
     He comes from a good stock
      A prominent columnist of the Inquirer believes that since hero’s blood runs in his veins, he is a natural hero and would do nothing to shame the good name. The prominent columnist also said that what we need is a good heart and correct values and Noynoy fits to the T. Of course heritage is a plus factor but unfortunately, this is no assurance that he too will be as upright as his parents. We do not have to look far. Look at his sister. She even gloated and flaunted her sexual indiscretions and gave press interviews of her indecent acts, in spite of the fact that at that time, her dear mother was very much alive. She fueled salacious gossip about her sexual escapades that she grabbed the headlines for days of the local papers. Not only that. She proudly proclaimed that she will have to do a wash over of sorts, on the personality of Noynoy. To be fair, since Noynoy is not the sister’s keeper, he should publicly open how he spent his several hundred million, probably billions of pesos, if cumulatively taken together, of pork barrel. Joker and Lacson did not spend a single centavo on their pork barrel allocations. Moreover, Noynoy has not been battle tested; we do not know how he will react to temptation, simply because he has not been where the action is. He can not honestly and truthfully say that he is goodness personified and all others are evil just because he is the son of Cory.  It is sheer arrogance and hypocrisy to make such claim.
    He comes unprepared
    Before the death of former Pres Cory, nobody considered him of presidential caliber, not even for vice president. His party mates knew of his capabilities and did not even look at his direction when they then considered their standard bearer. Noynoy himself, conscious of his own limitations, did not even dream of being one.  When his mother died and there was public mourning, all of a sudden, his party mates in spite of knowing his limited capabilities, and taking advantage of public sentiments, pushed him to be a candidate to the noble office of the presidency. This factual milieu clearly shows that his popularity is solely and purely for sentimental reasons, the death of Pres Cory. His supporters are praying to high heavens that the public sentiments on his parents would not wane and that the public would not see through the real Noynoy. Stripped of all sentimentality, there is nothing in his bio data that shows he is capable of the challenges of the highest office of the land. His biodata is uninspiring, to say the least. Aside from his public office due to his lineage, he was a sales person of Mondragon Industries, and a member of the board of directors of a security agency which the family owns. How in heavens name will he run the country?
    Pres Cory’s landmark of achievement in her administration was her Land Reform program. Our own 24 hectares of irrigated rice land in Kinamayan, Davao del Norte was subjected to land reform and my Dad wanted to fight it out but I counseled him to surrender the land as I explained to him that ultimately the entire country will benefit from this pestering problem of unjust distribution of wealth. He understood the situation that each of us had to make sacrifices for the common good. This is not a unique scenario in Mindanao, then known as the Land of Promise . Little did we know that Pres Cory distributed all other people’s landholdings except her own Hacienda Luisita. She asked all of us to make sacrifices, except her own family. Her tenants protested and in the ensuing protest several tenants were mowed down. The tenants were unarmed and no casualties were suffered on the side of the soldiers trying to disperse the tenants. Of course, Noynoy is not her mother’s keeper, nor do I intend to diminish her mother’s role as our leader who toppled the dictatorship.
    But when Noynoy declared his candidacy, he was asked point blank, what he planned to do with Hacienda Luisita. He had no ready answer but promised to give a stand soon. Three months passed and still no answer. Is he really prepared?
    The argument goes, that since the people lost trust in the present leadership, Noynoy comes as a white knight, enjoying the trust and confidence of the people. But why should we trust Noynoy? Has he done something to deserve our trust?” Trust is earned, deserved and not bestowed nor inherited. We are now bombarded with propaganda about the goodness of Pres Cory, to the extent that Noynoy propagandists even go to the limit of declaring her a saint, in the hope that people will also view Noynoy as saint- like. The Liberal Party had even formulated its battle cry: “this (the election) is a fight between good and evil”. My goodness, don’t you agree that a man who pontificates that he represents goodness is really suspect of some loose screws somewhere.

    Noynoy’s handlers forgot the basic need of a responsible candidate-the need to have an advocacy. It should be pointed out that Noynoy has no advocacy at all in his public life. He won his senate seat solely upon his family name, like Loi Ejercito, Pia Cayetano, Bong Revilla and the like.  This is very important to those who are very discerning. We do not know to what directions we will be going, with him as a leader. It is fearsome to have a president who is not only unprepared and unqualified, but also to be under the control of unknown advisers and heaven forbid, under the tutelage of his movie star sister. It becomes more dreadful because his popularity is seemingly sustained, thanks to the biased and twisted reporting of our media and most especially of a very large TV network who all have their interests to protect.
    The above mentioned points are correct.
    I am simply saying that Noynoy is “Not Worth to Vote for Him” because:
                      1. He has no capability to govern
                      2. He relies solely on the name of his parents
                      3. He has no advocacy
                      4. He has no achievement on his own
                      5. He is pure creation of media
    Sadly, only Noynoy has all these attributes among all presidential candidates.

  1. January 26, 2010 at 8:29 am

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