... it's part of his job as Bong Revilla's PR guy. F. Robert Moraleda, colossally misses the point of Patricia Evangelista's column.
Because supposedly very educated people fail to distinguish between the roles he plays onscreen and the real Bong Revilla off-camera, I am now convinced that he is a better actor than he had been credited for.
He implies that Evangelista conflates Revilla's screen roles with his real one as a public servant. But had he tried to understand the content of her column he would've noticed that she says:
This is Bong Revilla, whose contribution to culture is in large part the image of the Filipino macho man in a country where film and television offer the public the most accessible set of social standards.
His films reinforce the macho stereotype. She doesn't think that he is the roles he plays, she is saying that the roles he plays contribute to the macho culture that started this in the first place. The irony, which Moraleda fails to appreciate, is that Revilla and his father helped create the monster that he's trying to slay so loudly and so publicly.
But more importantly, where is it in Bong Revilla's job description as a senator that says he needs to hold senate hearings to "pursue justice?" His job is to craft legislation, not to air other people's dirty laundry.
Ah but Moraleda may be right after all, unlike the roles that he plays onscreen, the real Bong Revilla isn't really a hero.