This may not be a battle of the sexes in the the House of Representatives (HOR), but the female members of the Chamber are already fortifying their ranks on the sex tape issue.
Lady congressmen are now passing around a statement that seeks to halt the planned showing of Senator Leila de Lima’s alleged sex video, particularly in the continuation of the House Justice Committee inquiry next week.
“We, the WOMEN of the House of Representatives, call for circumspection and sobriety. We humbly ask the House Leadership to exercise sound judgment in these times. Let interparliamentary courtesy and decency prevail in the ongoing investigation on the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison,” the statement read.
The Justice panel led by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali is investigating De Lima’s alleged involvement in the NBP drug issue.
“As women, we take offense in any action that intends to shame and demean us, regardless of being citizens or Senators. Let us not allow this to happen in our House, which has built a strong image as a protector of women’s rights and welfare. The path towards the truth should not be paved with the dignity of women to be trampled upon.
“We, the women of the House, ask the Leadership and our colleagues to hear us and join us in our call. When we want the truth and justice to prevail, let us also place decency and the dignity of women alongside them,” the document further read.
As of posting time, dozens of lawmakers have signed the statement, including male politikos.