Good Morning Judge: On the political wrangling

IS VP Leni behind the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte? Well that’s how the administration leaders reportedly perceived it, in the face of the Supreme Court resolution giving due course to the re-counting of votes garnered by former Senator Bongbong Marcos in some disputed precincts in Mindanao. Although the controversial Vice-President has denied the administration’s claim, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is not taking the matter seating down as he reportedly plans to initiate impeachment proceedings against the Vice-President. Should the Speaker push through with his impeachment plan, this will give rise to a situation where both the President and the Vice-president are facing impeachment proceedings. Some observers point out that this situation will not be good for the economy of the country as investors may hesitate or shy away from investing in our country due to instability of the political situation that may be perceived. Perhaps it is high time that our congressional leaders and the President himself and his alter ego should put a stop to their pervasive political wrangling and buckle down to work in their respective areas of responsibility and work for enhancing job opportunities for many of our jobless Filipinos and for the availability of housing facilities for them to prevent the repetition of the incident where members of the Kadamay Urban Poor Organization occupied the housing units intended for PNP personnel and their families in Bulacan. TRIVIA: Greetings to Rev. Fr. Bert Raymundo, Parish Priest of Abella Parish, this city, whom my spouse Minda and I chanced upon at the SM Naga the other day and recalled that we were batch mates in PREX 50 at the Immaculate Conception Parish when Rev. Fr. Rex Alarcon was the Parish Priest of ICP. Prex 50 was one of the biggest classes at the time and this writer was the president of the class with Tintin Regalado as my secretary. An enthusiast of oil painting, Fr. Bert recently organized a painting exhibit at the SM Naga. The AdeNU high school batch ‘77 even as early as now is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for their RUBY JUBILEE Anniversary this coming AdeNU alumni homecoming on December 30. This information was relayed to me by Engr. Jose “Toti” C. Ferro of AdeNU batch ‘77 who is with the Executive Committee in charge of the details of the preparation. Congratulations to Engr. Canabe of the Enjoy Realty and Development Corporation, a housing engineer of the Haciendas de Naga who celebrated his Nth birth anniversary yesterday, March 22. Dinner-fellowship was served at his residence among his friends and co-employees. QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: “THE GREATER THING IN THIS WORLD IS NOT SO MUCH WHERE WE STAND AS IN WHAT DIRECTION WE ARE GOING.” OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE: “THE CLEAR VAULT OF THE SKY SHINES FORTH LIKE HEAVEN ITSELF, A VISION OF GLORY.” SIRACH 43:1 Note: Comments or re-actions to this column may be e-mailed at or at Bicol Mail’s e-mail address at