FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio
A DAY OF “WOWOWEE” AT THE SENATE
It is said that former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos got caught on tape while making love accompanied by groans and careless musical whispers “Ilocano” style with a planted American sexy model named Dobie Beams. Who did the recording and who disseminated it in the media during the pre-people power days? It’s still a mystery today.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo some years ago also got caught on tape talking to former election commissioner Virgilio Garcillano to do something to increase her votes during the 2004 presidential elections. Who did the recording and disseminated it to the press? It’s still a mystery today.
Now we have an interesting case of a sex video of a famous doctor and a famous actress in the Philippines being flooded in the internet and CD outlets all over the country. Who did the recording and the initial dissemination of the sex videos to the public. Still nobody knows who did it. It’s still a mystery.
My point in this article is that indeed mysteries are still around us waiting to be solved. But what can we do about it. Nothing but leave it to posterity until the day of reckoning so to speak. That is what the Bible says: there is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed.
What is getting interesting about the doctor-actress sex video in the Philippines is its questionable significance that would warrant a Senate investigation.
I would say that the Marcos-Dobie Beams sex tape should have warranted a Senate investigation except that it happened during Martial Law. It was a matter of national security considering suspicion that the American sexy model was perceived to be a CIA spy. Marcos’ wife, Imelda, opted instead to instruct the Immigration Commisssioner to deport the sexy spy back to California. What a pre-emptied strike against any escalation of the scandal.
The Gloria-Garcillano tapes somehow came under the curious and suspicious eyes of the senators and congresssmen. It was indeed a matter of national security or a violation of law. Bu nothing happened to punish the culprits. Perhaps Philippine justice succumbed to the glitter of gold.
So what is interesting about the Dr.Hayden Kho-Sexy Actress Katrina Halili sex video? It warranted much to my surprise a formal Senate investigation! Definitely it was not a case of government corruption or national security.
Consider the number of Philippine senators who are former movie actors and entertainment personalities. I may say this that the recent Senate hearing of the sex video of two famous personalities was just for the sake of entertainment. However, it was indeed a good show nonetheless.