MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If there is one good reason for the Philippine Senate to be so eager to conduct an impeachment hearing on the case of ousted Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, it is the prospect of donning the new impeachment robe.
Almost everyone agrees that the maroon-colored robe worn by Senators in the last impeachment hearing was tacky and reminds Filipinos of the similarly-colored velvet cloth used on religious icons and statues.
So a new design is in order.
Unfortunately, the Senators are divided over the color and design of the new robe. The choices range from black to purple to orange to black & red. Some Senators want to go more ethnic like the formal wear displayed by Ifugao Congressman Teddy Baguilat during a past year’s SONA.
So the Senate is asking the help of Adobo Chronicles readers and followers. Let’s help them decide. Give your input in the comments section.