“Defense lawyers are key in promoting the idea that many convicted of child abuse are innocent” — Bethany L. Brand
By Alex P. Vidal
NEW YORK CITY — ATB alyas “Frank Sinatra” wants to run for congressman in the May 2019 Philippine elections.
The problem is neither his lousy voice in the videoke nor his favorite Barong Tagalog (probably the same “uniform” used by the grandfather of his grandfather when the Gomburza Catholic priests were executed in 1872).
It’s his bad reputation as a corrupt fixer and a child molester.
As a fixer of public biddings involving state projects, he escaped unscathed from the long arms of the law because of his connections and “talent” in hiding his shenanigans.
But his child molestation case continues to dangle above his head like a Sword of Damocles even if he allegedly managed to “silence” the victim’s family with cash.
Not only that.
Frank Sinatra doesn’t have respect for members of the Fourth Estate.
He once egged warlord and illiterate Asiong Salonga not just to press charges against anchorman Palito, but to send a hired triggerman in anchorman Palito’s house in Calumpang, Molo in Iloilo City to shoot the hard-hitting broadcaster.
Luckily, Asiong Salonga, who was himself facing a string of criminal cases, including a P5-million estafa from a beer company he had bilked, died of a suspected STD infection (his family swore he died of diabetes) before he could implement Frank Sinatra’s bestial suggestions.
He also sent “I love you so much” text messages and “indecent proposals” to a part-time female newscaster, who resigned and studied practical nursing to escape from his prurient sexual intent.
After a brief dalliance with Frank Sinatra, she “fled” to Saudi Arabia first before marrying a suspected sex fiend (but that’s another story).
With his oodles upon oddles of cash culled from his illegal activities, Frank Sinatra is planning to throw his hat into the political arena and will shoot for a position that has given so much shame and scandal to the Filipinos because of that position’s much-hated “pork” barrel funds, the chief sources of avarice and plunder among corrupt government officials–both elected and appointed.
We will wait until Frank Sinatra files his certificate of candidacy and unmask him more as a charlatan and a member of the underworld.
He used to sing his favorite “My Way” in a small-time eatery that became a videoke pub at night in the Diversion Road before Senator Frank Drilon implemented his multi-million road-widening and beautification project that catapulted Iloilo City into the totem pole of the newly refurbished metropolis in the Philippines.
Frank Sinatra made millions from his scandalous, immoral, illegal and shameful transactions which we will expose once he has become an officials candidate “so the public may know.”
Yes, he did it his way.