Waah vs Pweeh
The Miriam Santiago-Vitaliano Aguirre fight was a fitting scene to end the prosecution’s presentation. Defense will start its presentation of witnesses on March 12.
Presiding Judge Juan Ponce-Enrile said they will discuss Tuesday next week the punishment that they would impose on Aguirre, one of the prosecution’s private lawyers, after he was cited for contempt for covering his ears while Santiago was berating the prosecution.
Enrile said the fine for contempt of court ranges from P2,000 or ten days confinement.
But Sen. Tito Sotto said that two of his colleagues, Panfilo Lacson and Francis Escudero had suggested that “Aguirre (be put) in a room in front of a television set playing the videotape of one of Miriam’s privilege speeches.”
Reactions from my blog regulars and Facebook friends:
Parasabayan: “OMG pakikinggan ni Aguirre and boses ni Brenda for a while as punishment? Magpakulong na lang sa bilibid si Aguirre baka mas mainam pa.”
Robert Young Jr.: “Letting Atty Aguirre listen to Miriam’s tirades will be the worst penalty. It’s like facing a firing squad.”
Teddy Alejandria: “What is this, viewing of Miriam’s brouhahas in video would be mental torture to Atty. Aguirre who has already damaged ears.”
Many of the online denizens are concerned about the healh condition of Aquirre’s ears. Bro Martin D. Francisco said, “Mabuhay ka Atty Aguirre. You have the right to protect your eardrum.”
Chi said: “E ano nga naman magagawa ni Aguirre kung nabibingi sya sa noise pollution emanating from Miriam’s mouth? Sa totoo lang ay meron talagang mga tao na madaling maapektuhan ang pandinig lalo sigurado sa patuloy na walang pakundangan pagmumura ni Miriam. “
But Santiago is not without defenders. Acibig said: “I think the point of Miriam is you should read and brush up and make sure you know the law. True naman na frustrating ang makipag talo sa bobo, this is not classroom, it’s the real court. Worst bobo ka na, ayaw mo pa aminin na mali ka, kahit ako, will be ballistic.
“Remember there is only one interpretation of the law, besides bakit sasakit ang tenga nya, di ba lawyer sya ng Alabang boys na napalaya?”
Someone has started an Aguirre fans club. Tedanz has christened Santiago, “Lady Gaga ” to which Phil Cruz seconded: “I like that monicker ‘Lady Gaga’. Lady Gaga met her match in Atty. Aguirre. She called them gago, he covered his ears and she went gaga.
Santiago chided the prosecution team for dropping five of their eight original charges against Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona. She said, “Ang yayabang nyo, gago naman.”
Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Fariñas asked that “gago” be stricken from the record. Santiago readily consented.
To Miriam’s “Waaah”, Tedanz snorted, “Pweeh”.
Anne de Bretagne said she is laughing out loud.”What burlesque show!”
I was just thinking, last Wednesday, when Miriam was repeatedly saying “Waah”, how did the TV sign language interpreter translate it?