Clar­i­fi­ca­tion on karma col­umn

The Philippine Star - - NEWS -

I would like to clar­ify mat­ters which ap­peared in the col­umn of Ms. Car­men N. Pe­drosa ti­tled “Karma” on the April 15, 2018 edi­tion of The Philip­pine STAR.

This “eaves­drop­ping” in­ci­dent has re­peat­edly ap­peared in Ms. Pe­drosa’s col­umn. I won­der why. How­ever, since I was the one who in­vited her to the house of Se­na­tor Loren Le­garda be­cause of my “sup­posed friend­ship” with her, I feel that I should put things in their proper per­spec­tive.

I re­mem­ber clearly that evening that a se­na­tor, but def­i­nitely not Se­na­tor Juan Ponce En­rile who was Sen­ate Pres­i­dent at that time, called Se­na­tor Le­garda ask­ing if the se­na­tors could meet in her house. I also re­mem­ber clearly Se­na­tor Le­garda’s re­ply was, “Sure. Just take care of no­ti­fy­ing the oth­ers.” That was all I heard.

Af­ter the call, Se­na­tor Le­garda con­tin­ued chat­ting with Ms. Pe­drosa and me in a very friendly man­ner be­cause it was purely a so­cial din­ner. I never heard nor did Se­na­tor Le­garda men­tion about talk­ing to Se­na­tor En­rile re­gard­ing the impeachment of Chief Jus­tice Re­nato Corona. She did not men­tion about any con­spir­acy re­gard­ing the impeachment.

All Ms. Pe­drosa’s thoughts are as­sump­tions. Heaven knows where she got the in­for­ma­tion about the sup­posed con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Se­na­tor En­rile and Se­na­tor Le­garda. I chal­lenge Ms. Pe­drosa that we go and see Se­na­tor En­rile to clar­ify this mat­ter, oth­er­wise, I shall ac­cuse her of “fake news.”

By the way, Ms. Pe­drosa’s daily at­ten­dance to the Corona impeachment trial was through the cour­tesy of Se­na­tor Le­garda’s of­fice. I hope that this clar­i­fies the is­sue. — SALLY ZALDIVAR

PEREZ, For­mer Gover­nor of An­tique

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