Enrile's favorite? Yes, it's Lapid

Who needs highfalutin words and legalese? Because for Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, it was Senator Lito Lapid who delivered the best explanation of vote in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
 
Enrile said he picked Lapid’s speech as his favorite because it was “very simple.”
 
“Lito Lapid. Very simple. He believed in Rudy Farinas. You must give credit to Rudy, the way he exposed the issues, very graphic, very simple. It could be understood by the hoi polloi,” the senate president said in an interview with ANC on Wednesday.
 
Lapid was among the 20 senators who voted for Corona’s conviction. He was the only one who had no speech prepared.

"Bilang high school graduate po, sa ating mga kababayan, anong sasabihin ni Lito Lapid na hindi marunong mag-Ingles, na hindi kaalaman sa batas, ano kaya ang magiging desisyon? Didisisyunan po ng katas-taasang hukom na isang high school graduate lang at taga probinsya ng Pampanga," Lapid said in his explanation of vote.

The action star-turned-politican has long been criticized for his inability to speak straight English. He is however a favorite by the masses.

"Kaya noon pong nagsasalita si Chief Justice Corona, nagsusumbong sa taumbayan, awang-awa po ako sa kanya. Akala ko totoo ang sinasabi niya. Hindi pala," Lapid said in his speech.

And like Lapid, Enrile said it was prosecutor Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Farinas who convinced him that Corona is guilty of the charges.
 
Farinas presented the alleged inaccuracies of Corona’s testimonies during the closing argument of the prosecution team.
 
Lapid was one of the most anticipated senators on Tuesday as his name trended on social networking sites even before it was his turn to explain his vote.
 

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