Maria Cordelia “Aya” Bacay a Colegiala admirer of Rep. Quimbo
Rep. Miro Quimbo
, a spokesman of the prosecution panel in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, had an unlikely visitor during Thursday’s trial in the Senate.
Maria Cordelia “Aya” Bacay, a self-confessed admirer of Quimbo, dropped by the Senate Thursday afternoon to give him a wine bottle filled with paper stars.
‘Aya’ Bacay, who introduced herself as a third year Broadcast Communication student from UE-Manila, visited the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona in the Senate Thursday to see Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo, whom she said she admires. Rouchelle Dinglasan
“It is just a wine bottle that has paper stars. I made it for him. It is just a table decoration for his office,” Bacay, who introduced herself as a third year Broadcast Communication student from University of the East-Manila, told reporters.
Bacay, 20, who arrived in the Senate carrying a pink teddy bear and with her hair on pigtails, said she first noticed Quimbo on Feb. 29 when she was monitoring the impeachment trial for one of her subjects.
“I was catching an interview with [public prosecutor] Congressman Niel Tupas for my Mass Media and Society subject and I saw him (Quimbo) here (Senate),” she said.
Asked what she likes about Quimbo, Bacay said: “His body.”
“I know that he has four kids, he has only one daughter and his wife is an Economics teacher at University of the Philippines. He is second district congressman at Marikina,” she added.
Quimbo, for his part, was far from being flattered by Bacay’s admiration.
“Naniniwala akong naniniwala lang siya sa ipinaglalaban namin dito sa Senado. Hindi tayo narito para makakuha ng admirers,” the neophyte congressman said.
Aside from the lawmaker, Bacay said she also “likes” Sen. Francis Escudero.
“I don’t really admire him. I just like him and his principle when it comes to his politics,” she said.
Bacay said she will visit the Senate again to bring some baked goods to Quimbo.
“Maybe next time, I will be going to give him something. I am going to bake a cake for him. Maybe when the impeachment trial resumes,” she said.
The trial, which started Jan. 16, will take a month-long break starting March 23 and will resume May 7. — KBK, GMA News