Choose between politics of service and politics of interest, and keep in mind what renowned physicist Albert Einstein said.
These were the pieces of advice from Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday, as the list of candidates running in the May 2019 elections took shape.
“On May 13, 2019, let’s choose between politics of service and politics of interest. Just remember Einstein’s definition of insanity and we can do it properly this time,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.
He was referring to a definition of insanity widely attributed to Einstein as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Wednesday is the last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy by those running for local and national posts in the 2019 elections.
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. 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.
In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– COA report that Office of the President’s confidential/intel funds up 350% from 2016
– killing of Mayor Antonio Halili
– peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF
– proposed amendments to the Constitution
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview on DWIZ | July 7, 2018”