Abolishing Congress-A A +A
Thursday, September 26, 2013
THE proposal of election lawyer Romulo Macalintal to abolish Congress (or suspend its operation for six years)so the country can save P211 billion (budget of the Senate, House of Representatives and judicial-legislative tribunals in those years) merits every Filipino's wise consideration.
Some congressmen, like Rep. Teddy Baguilat of Ifugao and House Deputy Speaker Georgidi Aggabao, are opposed to the proposal because, they averred, there should be a body that would enact laws.
Others say it's like returning to martial rule.
While it is true that abolishing Congress is tantamount to imposing martial law, what's wrong with that if every centavo the country earns is accounted for and benefits every Filipino?
What's wrong if President Noynoy Aquino will be the one who makes laws by means of decrees if these laws are just and equitable? I believe this will be so, knowing him as a person possessing integrity.
And what’s good in having a Congress that is mired in a scam so horrible it makes one grit his or her teeth in disgust and anger?
The call of the hour is for everybody to join hands to ensure that the perpetrators of this scam will be brought to justice and jailed. --By Jose Goc-ong Hortelano of Biasong, Balamban, Cebu
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 27, 2013.