By Veronica Uy
"Aba! Mamamatay tao to a!" was allegedly P-Noy's reaction to a name on the list of people that a powerful religious group wanted in his government. He meant the guy who now heads a law enforcement agency. It pays to have some muscle, but his loyalty must be unquestionable.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo was another name on the list. The insider who told the story said Romulo was already out--until that meeting involving a shopping list. So it wasn't the sisters' "Tito Bert" connection.
But Romulo's enemies in the department need not fret too much, the mole said, because he'd only be there to warm the seat for a more worthy P-Noy ally.