Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Props, Mr. Chairman!

You've got to hand it to Gilbert Remulla. As chairman of the House committee on public information, he's doing an impressive job handling the Congressional hearings on the wire-tapping issue. He's patient but firm, polite but direct, and exudes an air of authority and self-assurance that inspires confidence in anyone watching the proceedings. Auntie Nene, my mom's best friend, says it's an amazing feat by itself how he can keep the names of all the congressmen straight. What makes it all the more impressive is how young Remulla is (well, young for a House committee chair anyway) and yet he's holding his own against older, more experienced legislators, despite the bullying and badgering from some of them. Sure, he bangs the gavel a little too fast, but hey, keep up old farts. You snooze, you lose.

The only thing that bugs me about Remulla is that he bears a striking resemblance to a History teacher I had in college. I made the mistake of signing up for his Rizal class and it was one of the most excruciatingly boring classes I ever took. But that's another blog post...


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