Is Alan Peter Cayetano more of talk, less of substance?
He is one of the most vocal (and to some, the noisiest) opponents of Gloria Arroyo at the House of Representatives, and the people had seen his performance during the failed impeachment attempts. At that point, he was already considered a senatoriable.
And what a thorn he was to Mike Arroyo’s side. His “expose” of a supposed secret bank account had led to Arroyo’s attempt to have him expelled from the House. However, many are bewildered by Cayetano’s refusal to present his evidence and on his insistence that Arroyo sign a waiver, leading the people believe he is just blustering and fishing.
Cayetano has a plausible reason for such insistence: the secret account cannot be revealed unless Arroyo says anyone can look at it. Arroyo got a certification from a German bank, stating that he has no account with the said bank. At first glance, Cayetano appeared to be a fool.
I cannot blame others if they doubt the competence and reputation of Cayetano. He has yet to show his true mettle. I suggest that he refrain from his attacks and instead tell the people in simplest terms his legislative agenda. (Heck, all senatorial candidates should do this.)
At the end of the day, the people will tell him to either put up or shut up.
PS: If there’s one argument for the scrapping of the bar exams, it is one name: Oliver Lozano.