Anyone who has spent any amount of time around Senator Richard Gordon knows four basic facts about him:
1. That he was the youngest delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convention.
2. That his father was assassinated, and that he eventually nailed the guy who did it.
3. That he is an Upsilonian, (just like his fraternity brothers Senators Joker Arroyo and Francis Pangilinan, who have the parliamentary courtesy not to acknowledge the blatant name-dropping in mentioning it in speeches everyday.)
4. He turned Subic into the economic powerhouse that it is today.
Never in his rambling privilege speeches has he ever mentioned that he served in the military, or has ever been in the line of fire, except, I guess, politically.
Which does not stop him from from single-handedly rescuing Red Cross volunteer Mary Jean Lacaba, or acting like some debonair billionaire vigilante (at least, on the phone.)