If you’re a Robredo supporter, you can’t help but admire election lawyer Romulo Macalintal amidst the controversy surrounding the ballot boxes from Camarines Sur.
The old man has the most difficult job in defending Robredo from critics who are convinced that the VP camp sabotaged the ballot boxes from her bailiwick.
Veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza expressed his admiration for his lawyer friend, Atty Macalintal whom he addressed as “Romy” on his latest Facebook post for standing by his client no matter what. As they say in local lingo, “sulit ang bayad”. In English, Leni is getting her money’s worth.
Despite his admiration for Macalintal, Sonza did not hesitate to shred Robredo’s lawyer arguments into pieces which you can find below.
At the same time, Sonza called his friend “Romy”, the perfect example of a lawyer who would do everything even if he looks a simpleton, stupid and dumb and willing to bet all his marbles for his client.
On Facebook, Sonza writes:
“I was surfing my cignal box early last night. My attention was called for by the live interview of CNN Philippines with Atty. Romulo Macalintal, counsel for respondent Rep. Maria Leonor Robredo in the vice presidential electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.
Sabi ni Atty. Mac sa isyu ng mga basang balota = may bagyo kasi noon sa Camarines Sur noong 2016 national elections. , Wow. pare, two (2) years na ang nagdaan kaibigang Romy, hanggang ngayon hindi pa natutuyo iyong nabasang papel.
Hindi lang iyon, attorney, natunaw din ng bagyo ang audit report ng halalan. Wow, again, kahapon lang nagsimula ang recount, pero basa pa rin ang mga balota at walang makitang audit report.
Ito ang gusto ko kay Atty. Mac bilang abogado, sukdulang magmukha siya engot, gago at tanga, sumusugal siya pa sa kanyang kliyente. Sulit ang bayad.”
Netizen Ivan Agustin shares Sonza’s line of thoughts as shown in his comment. “Pretty simple. If you want to be convicted of what ever case that’s filed against you. Hire this idiot. Lol”
An angry Genie Manaol curses Robredo’s camp and Macalintal for making the public looks stupid. “Ginagawang tanga ang tao. At bakit ikaw ang nagpapaliwanag macAlintal..dapat ang comelec ang magpaliwanag…
Halatang halata kayo ang may kagagawan ng katarantaduhan na yan..