Why is it that everytime the issue of budget cuts and austerity comes up, only the Executive Branch goes thru the wringer?
Every year Department heads appear before the Senators and Congressmen to plead for their agency budgets. BUT WHO REGULATES THE BUDGET OF THE SENATE & LOWER HOUSE?
If the government wants to reduce its expenses, WHY NOT REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CONGRESSMEN?
How many Reps are there? 200+ right? But do we really need that many if, (as they brag in their campaigns) they're the best choice for your vote? For such a small country,we have too many legislators!
Modify the law that equates the number of Congressmen to population size. Dapat one congressman na lang for every province. And stop sub-dividing/creating new provinces just to create new fiefdoms for politicians allied with Malacanang.
My province, Batangas has 4 congressmen because it has 4 districts. But do we really need 4 people to advance the common interests of Batanguenos? I don't think so. Isang magaling at matapat na Batangueno lang ang kailangan mo. Same is true for other provinces.
Try this: Read the papers and watch the news. How many politicians are really active, author sensible laws or are at least sensibly vocal in current issues? How many names are always there? Twenty? Probably.
Where are the rest? Remember, they too receive and enjoy the perks that Antonio Abaya enumerated in his article.
This country will go to the dogs!
"I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING!" -Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore, Apolcalypse Now
I remember they were trying to pass a bill about some kinf of funeral or memorial benefit for all members and maybe next of kin yata. There was a segment from Pugad Baboy saying it is OK as long as mamatay na silang lahat.( All of them die) ;D ;D
yeheyyyyyyyyyyy, nasa european tour ang mga beloved congressman/congresswoman + their beloved wife/husband and girlfriends/boyfriends and mga kabit/secritary. as per expenses:
$ 500.00 a day allowances $ 500.00 a day for hotel accomodation $ 200.00 a day for food allowances $ 5,000.00 for first class/business class airfare with the 2 countrys of destination. $ 2,000.00 for travel/shopping allowance
my holy gosh!, where's that money came from for the 40 congressman? + 4 senators: -imagine the congress are still in the session--- _\-the senate are still in session---- in short their is no de-quorom when the bills is for approval in upper/lower house of our beloved politicians....
grand total as reported around P50 million budget for the said travel, heheheheh grrrrrreerrrrrr!!!
my sources of this budget come from DZMM anthony taberna/gerry baja....
as for congressman! meron me kapit bahay here in filinvest: note: the said rental for the staff office ( why rent a house if he has an office inside the batasan complex) cost : P 25,000 a month 4 suv's an explorer, toyota grandia, 2008 honda civic, pajero with 3 bodyguards per car! 2 units of aircon split type are operational 24hrs a day.... and take note only 2 staff lady's are working kuno! inside his rented mansion.
this gentlemen from mindanao is very-very-very-very-hmmmmmmnppppp!
glockbiker: it's the first time in our history of the banana republic to bring those 40 congressman and 4 senators, politician in a non business trip of our beloved la presidentia gloria----(the only work they done for the president is to applause the contract signing on both parties the spaniards and the english)------ yes, indeed and i presumed they already do some shopping in madrid, then in london! bloody hell!!!
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8