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Ateneo’s Leloy Claudio blasts Duterte’s legal minds: They’re not just dumb, but act like ‘cheap swindler panyeros’

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Political analyst Lisandro Elias “Leloy” Claudio has had enough.

Claudio, who teaches political science at the Ateneo de Manila University, aired his frustration with the legal minds in the Duterte administration who have been at the forefront of filing cases against Senator Leila de Lima and attacking administration critics.

“I’m sorry if this is crass, but Duterte’s legal ‘luminaries’ are dumb, murder the English language with Orwellian doublespeak, have an inflated sense of self importance, act like cheap swindler ‘panyeros, use Latin words they do not understand, lay out their documents like tabloid newspapers, and one of them wears a terrible wig,” he said in a Facebook post.

While Claudio didn’t mention any names, his descriptions are a giveaway for Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Aguirre wears a wig while Calida’s office became the butt of jokes for using Word Art in the layout of its comment on the cases filed against De Lima.