Unicameral Government?

Napatigil ako sa sa pagkain ko habang pinapanood ang debate sa kongreso kaugnay ng House Resolution 1169. The resolution will provide protective custody by the House to the 6 party-list representatives (i.e. Rep. Satur Ocampo, Rep. Teddy Casiño, Rep. Rafael Mariano, Rep. Liza Masa & Rep. Crispin Beltran) being charge with rebellion.

Rep. Satur Ocampo reiterated their right for Preliminary Investigation, but what catches my attention was the [part of the] speech given by Makati Representative Teddy “Boy” Locsin,

“Your duty Mr. Speaker is not to negotiate the surrender of this House. Your duty Mr. Speaker is to defend the integrity & independence of this House. [itilized mine]

Alam naman natin na sunod-sunuran kay GMA si Pong Pagong [diba kamukha ni JDV si Pong], with his eye focused on the Presidency [or Prime Minister kung mababago ang Constitution], he will do anything to please the Palace.

But that’s not how the system must work, even in time of National Emergency, the autonomy of the Congress & the Judiciary must remain, thus the immunity from suit of any member of the House [both Congress] must remain and must be respected.

For God’s sake, we are not a Unicameral Government, ang alam ko hindi pa inaamin ni GMA na diktador siya. Let us enjoy the little democratic space that we [still] have.


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