Category: Statements

On COA reports indicating possible corruption


On Reported Plans to Postpone the May 2019 Polls via ‘People’s Initiative’

Nothing escapes the Senate’s participation. Thus, aside from Sec. 1 under Art XVII which provides for a Constituent Assembly and Constitutional Convention, Sec. 2, particularly Paragraph 2, which allows the direct participation of the people, shall likewise need the Senate to implement the same.

Hence, and I quote to preclude any misinterpretation:

SECTION 2. Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter.Β The Congress shall provide for the implementation of the exercise of this right.

Nothing could be clearer.

It goes without saying, majority of the senators, even those running for re-election, will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving.


On notions of revising the Charter without the Senate


On a sustained campaign vs ‘kotong’ cops


Related:Β Dapat mawala ang tiwali sa hanay ng PNP

On the ‘Province of China’ tarps


On moves to revise the Philippine Constitution


Lacson-Sponsored Measure Providing Heavier Penalties vs Hazing Signed Into Law

A measure sponsored by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson to prevent hazing deaths with harsher penalties is now a law.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11053, which imposes penalties such as reclusion perpetua and up to P3 million in fines.

With the law, Lacson expressed hopes there will be no more repeat of the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III in September 2017.Β  Continue reading “Lacson-Sponsored Measure Providing Heavier Penalties vs Hazing Signed Into Law”

On localized peace initiatives with the CPP-NPA-NDF

Way to go. Localized peace initiatives ang mas practical, mabilis at menos gastos pa na pamamaraan sa pakikipagusap sa mga rebeldeng komunista.

Una, maliwanag naman na walang control si Joma Sison sa mga guerrilla fighters ng CPP/NPA;Β  Continue reading “On localized peace initiatives with the CPP-NPA-NDF”

On the President’s reported apology to God

I can only thank God for enlightening our president to make that humble apology. It shouldn’t matter much if it was my God or his God he is apologizing to, because there is only one God of the universe anyway.

I know there are firm God believers like me supporting his presidency who can now get over with the dilemma of whether or not to continue supporting his leadership.

We can now move on while praying for his continued enlightenment. It takes courage and character for a man to openly accept his mistake and apologize. This was how I knew the president in the many times that I was dealing with him when he was still mayor of Davao City.

I am glad that at the end of the day, he is still how I’ve known him.