18 Mar Artista lang ang peg! May screen name!
JUAN SAYS: MOHAGHER IQBAL is not his real name. The chief negotiator of the MILF for the peace process showed a copy of his Philippine passport to disprove ‘rumors’ on his nationality. He even has a pen name. While we see nothing wrong in using pen names and aliases, what bothers us is the fact the all documents pertaining to the peace process between the government and the MILF were all signed with the name MOHAGHER IQBAL. We too are questioning the legalities of the documents signed. Are they actually binding?
It bothers us here in JUAN that the government is negotiating with someone using a fictitious name to present himself to Congress, to the Senate, to the Filipino people in general. What bothers us even more is the fact that the government peace panel says in effect that it is OKAY (to sign legal documents especially those pertaining to peace agreements) and that they have known about this all along. Joke ba to?
In the words of former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan:
OK LANG THAT THE LAW WAS VIOLATED. AND OK LANG TO USE FICTITIOUS NAMES IN OFFICIAL AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS.
BY GOLLY WE REALLY ARE IN TROUBLE! EVEN THE STUDENT COUNCIL WON’T COMMIT THIS BASIC MISTAKE IN ITS WILDEST DREAMS.
But what bothers us the most is this: Ano ba siya artista? May screen name? Bakit hindi namin alam ano nang mga naging movies niya? Pwede ba tayong magpa-autograph? #GaguhanNaIto