I admire a top elective official of the Ilocos Norte provincial government for being so simple, down-to-earth, and jolly faced. He would go to the mall with no bodyguards and is sometimes only in his pambahay. You would think he is just an ordinary Joe, not one who belongs to one of the country’s top political clans. And, indeed, my sister-in-law Gina did not even recognize the official when we chanced at him at a pirated DVD store where he bought a couple of titles. The storekeeper says he is a constant customer.
Yes, he buys pirated DVDs, but I don’t care. Do you, dear karikna?