This is the story of two politicians who serve their constituents well. The first, Cong. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong of Negros Oriental is a member of the ruling party and the second politician, Cong. Teofisto Guingona III or TG of Bukidnon is a member of the Opposition.
Even in death, Corazon "Cory" C. Aquino, former president of the Republic of the Philippines, continues to influence Philippine politics.
Come election campaign period, the government will be an NPA, or a non-performing asset. Most of the president’s men are eyeing an elective position and almost everybody in Congress will run for something. Following election rules, government appointees and military officials should resign from their post.
A cancer survivor who is a mother of four children from southern Philippines came to see me lamenting about the money she lost with the collapse of Legacy Pre- need Corp.
Who would have thought graphic, disturbing pictures, like those showing a dead fetus lying amidst cigarette butts, or gangrenous feet, or ugly, bleeding mouth sores, or throats bulging with massive red tumors or black lung tissue would be so widely distributed, and even legally mandated?
15 September 2009
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues of this august chamber: I rise today before this distinguished assembly with a heavy heart, but without much bitterness and rancor, to respond to the innuendoes and half-truths which our colleague delivered yesterday in this very hall.
Privilege speech delivered by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, 14 September 2009
In Greek drama, masks were useful devices that allow the actor to play several different characters. In the Philippine political drama, nothing much differs. Mr. President, distinguished colleagues. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.