MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Manny Pacquiao has so far failed to break his own record as the top absentee legislator while in the House of Representatives. He might end up with a close to 100% attendance in the Senate.
But another neophyte senator, Leila De Lima, has already broken three Senate records after just 5 months since she took office.
The Senate Secretariat has awarded her a trophy to honor her impressive record, including:
- Most number of walkouts
- Most number of press conferences
- Most number of Senate hearings called
In addition, she will also be honored by her colleagues during the Senate Christmas party for her courage and staying power. She has resisted calls for her to step down amid allegations of obstruction of justice, alleged corruption relating to the illegal drug trade at the National Bilibid Prison, and admission of inappropriate romantic affair with a married man.
Despite her own admission of frailty, she is actually a very strong woman.