It was probably not smart of Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson
to admit on national TV that his son, Ilocos Sur Representative Ronald Singson, is only pleading guilty to drug possession as a “legal strategy.”
Hong Kong, where the younger Singson was arrested for allegedly bringing in cocaine and sleeping pills, may be a distant land
reachable only after several months of dangerous sea travel,
but the news will eventually get there.
Rep. Singson admitting in court that the drugs were for his own use
while his father insists on TV that he’s not really guilty of
anything sends conflicting messages.
Then again, he could cop to possession of the sleeping pills
but not the cocaine, turning him from a bad-ass suspected smuggler
to a yuppie with issues.
The elder Singson said his son was framed, and that the drugs
were only handed to him (by some guy). Which deserves the
question: How high do you have to be to accept an unidentified substance
from an unknown person on an airplane in a post-9/11 world?