Flon Faurillo /
Representatives of Whom?
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies at the House of Representatives,
led by Speaker Jose de Venecia, have shown that they will stop at nothing
to ram Charter change through – in complete disregard of the legitimate
sentiments of various sectors of Philippine society. The pro-Charter
change congressmen have been heckled for this right within the halls of
Congress and in their own press conferences. They have reacted by
demanding “respect” which they say they are entitled to as
representatives. But who are they actually representing? The people are
speaking and they are singing a tune different from that of the
pro-Charter change congressmen. That was why the (dis)honourable
congressmen who claim to be representatives were stopped dead on their
tracks by the people whom they claim to represent.
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