Kudos to the rampaging threesome of the Philippine Senate: Senators Koko Pimentel,Alan Peter Cayetano and Sonny Trillanes, they are very effective in their job (regardless if their sub-committee hearings will bring about any new legislation). Definitely, a bulk of Filipinos will no longer vote for Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. The trio have effectively ingrained in their audience’s mind that Binay and his family have amassed ill-gotten wealth from their nearly 3-decade control of Makati City. Any simple mind will easily accept the preposition that no mayor who has control a billion peso city that long will come out penniless if he is just a “normal city administrator.”
So effective that these two Senators can effectively take over the jobs of the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police, Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan and sometimes the Philippine Supreme Court (in interpreting the law based on their whims and caprices).
So why end in demolishing the Binays? Why not roll the barrel on other controversial personalities in Philippine politics, conveniently in the name of “in aid of legislation?”
a. Enact anti-political families bill:
Ah, there is just so many “resource persons”: The Marcoses, the Singsons, the Garcias, theTupases, and those families in Mindanao whose members occupy a majority (if not all) of political seats. While there is no problem about two or three family members joining the politics, there is something wrong with the whole family being in politics.
(For the Vice Presidentiable members of the sub-committee, there could be a lot of VIce Presidentiable rivals coming from this group and this is an opportunity to eliminate them)
b. A Better Anti-Graft Bill: The NapoList Congressmen
One of the scandals that was sidelined by this Oplan Nonog is the investigation of congressmen and public officials involved in the Janet Napoles PDAF scam.
c. A better utilization of Foreign Donations: Yolanda and Zamboanga Disasters Aid Relief.
There are loud whispers that several millions of pesos have allegedly gone into the pockets of corrupt officials and contractors in disaster affected areas especially in Zamboanga, Samar and Leyte. It is a shame that foreign donors of aid are not anymore trusting the Philippine government with their aid packages in disaster struck areas.
d. A better internal security legislation.
250 Million Ransom paid to the Abu Sayyaf contrary to the No Ransom Policy of the government. The real question could be: does the Abu Sayyaf hiding behind corrupt protectors in the military and local government units just like what was alleged in the past?
e. A better procurement bill.
Investigate the alleged multi-million Iloilo Convention Center that used PDAF of Senate President Franklin Drilon.
f. A bill effectively separating the Church and State.
Investigate the horse-trading tendencies of religious groups with politicians during elections.
Go go go!