A day after he delivered his privilege speech proclaiming his innocence, Sen Jinggoy Estrada’s lawyer, Alexis Abastillas told media “the senator did not know he was endorsing non-government organizations of Janet Lim Napoles despite being friends with the businesswoman.”HERE
- “If you see the NGOs and the registration, the name of Napoles will not appear there. Maybe he will recommend but I don’t think he knows anything about the NGOs controlled by Napoles. Maybe not knowingly”
I guess Jinggoy does not know the meaning of recommend. That’s why he kept recommending tha same NGOs year after year after year without bothering to find out who or what he was recommending. So here for his and his lawyer’s edification is recommend. Maybe he will learn that one needs to do a little checking up on before recommending.
verb [ with obj. ]
1 put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role: George had recommended some local architects | a book I recommended to a friend of mine.
• advise or suggest (something) as a course of action: some doctors recommend putting a board under the mattress | [ with clause ] : the report recommended that criminal charges be brought | (as adj.recommended) : the recommended daily intake of vitamins.
• [ with obj. and infinitive ] advise (someone) to do something: you are strongly recommended to seek professional advice.
• make (someone or something) appealing or desirable: the house had much to recommend it.
2 (recommend someone/thing to) archaic commend or entrust someone or something to (someone). I devoutly recommended my spirit to its maker.
1 his former employer recommended him for the post: advocate, endorse, commend, approve, suggest, put forward, propose, advance, nominate, put up, mention; speak favourably of, speak well of, put in a good word for, beat the drum for, vouch for, look with favour on; informal push, plug; black English big something up. ANTONYMS reject, veto.
2 the committee recommended a cautious approach: advise, counsel, urge, exhort, enjoin, prescribe, speak in favour of, speak for, argue for, back, support, offer as one’s opinion; suggest, advocate, propose. ANTONYMS argue against.
3 however little else there was to recommend her, she could at least cook: have in one’s favour, render appealing/attractive/desirable, endow with appeal/attraction, give an advantage to; informal have going for one.