Insensitive? Masbate BM Arevalo takes a swipe against MMDA spox Pialago


Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo took a swipe against MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago over her controversial remarks about jailed activist Reina Nacino.

“Reading her acerbic, acrimonious even, post, I can only be reminded of a story in the Book of Solomon. Two women fought over an infant. And King Solomon would have to decide on wisdom and ordered the infant to be split in half. What happened next tells us who the mother was,” said Arevalo.

Pialago earlier hit the “sympathizers” of Nacino, saying that the burial of the activist’s child was turned into a “drama serye.”

“Label it indifference, insensitivity, ignorance. Call it her politics even. Or pack mentality. But this Lady Pialago will never understand. She is never a mother. Perhaps, if and when she becomes one, she’ll know. And her acrimony will ‘pass away’,” said the Masbate politiko.

“A mother’s love is natural, instinctive even. And such is not limited to rational beings like us. We see that even in the animal kingdom. A mother’s right to grieve is essentially human. And it doesn’t matter if one is a conformist, mainstream, activist, rebel, accused or a convicted felon,” he added.

In the end Arevalo left a note: “Being a mother and acting like one require no distinction. And really.”