"Madulas ka talaga, Mr. Paule, parang "PALOS"
["You are really slippery, MR. PAULE, like a "LARGE SLIPPERY EEL"]
I'd forgotten or never knew that "palos" is the Tagalog word for a large slippery eel. Hearing it at the Blue Ribbon Hearing today was doubly rewarding as it was wielded by no less than the Senate President to describe the dapper Jimmy Paule one of the likely principals of the Fertilizer Fund Scam. Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Dick Gordon says the Senate is formally recommending the filing of plunder charges against former Agriculture Undersecretary Joc Joc Bolante.