Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wasn't it just a couple of months ago that 21 of 24 Senators united against the convening of a Constitutional Assembly, firm in the belief that Congress is a bicameral body, the House and Senate separate even in voting? This resolution was applauded by the Stop Cha Cha Campaign, an ad in honor of this resolve was published a day before the campaign had an Assembly of Leaders.
Yesterday, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago seems to have had a change of heart. That free trip to Saudi casbahs and souks with Gloria must have helped sway her. Again. There are also rumors that two more Senators may be getting off this bandwagon. Which Senators? Why, we wonder? Is it because they are confident of winning seats in their respective districts should the possibility of change to a parliamentary government? Do they have information confirming the scuttlebutt about the Supreme Court's positive ruling on the People's Initiative? Whose interests do they really have at heart?