Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Crumbling Resolve?

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?


the jester-in-exile said...

your Quote of the Day

"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

i'd certainly be astonished if the professional trapos in the house of reprehensibles and in the sen(ile)ate do the right thing. i'd be gratified, of course, but my astonishment would be paramount.

stay the course. the only reason to give up on this country is when you good people give up on it.

Helga said...

Great quote, isn't it? I share the same hope, Jester. And add yourself to the list of "good people". We should never relinquish our country to apathy.

By the way, it doesn't seem like Lambino's answered your invitation to debate. Still hoping that he decides to weigh in.

maybagongbuhay said...

They got turned off when they saw the BnW movement's pictures on the Internet and how ridiculous they looked, spoke and acted.

Sabi nila "ay layas na tayo sa Anti-Gloria baka sabihin ng mga tao mga retarded din tayo at baduy katulad ng mga BnW na yun. Kita niyo sa Thai Embassy o mga mukhang muron"