Human rights in a principled democracy
ALL constitutional bodies should observe the tenets of a principled democracy. But what is “principled democracy?”
All members are equal – they have equal rights and responsibilities.
impartiality and fairness rules are applied equally and fairly to all and not just a few no favored group within the organization that will get preferential treatment or who considers itself above the law.
Ideas come from the members and are presented to the assembly to decide upon. Everyone gets the right to present ideas, speak to these ideas, and vote on the ideas, not just a select group.
rights of the minority and absent members are protected.
Everything is accomplished in the spirit of openness, not secrecy. Members have the right to know what is going on within the organization.
*** Propaganda is just like an intricately designed portico of a structure that can easily collapse if based on a shaky foundation. If the prime objective is just to display grandeur, the scheme is expected to fail if there’s nothing beneath.
On unparliamentary behavior:
Ethics are the set of moral principles that guide a person's be by social norms, cultural practices and religious influences. right and wrong, what is just and unjust, what is good and bad in serve as a compass to direct how people should behave toward one another and live their lives, obligations to society.
*** With so much hate, disgust, contemptuous remarks, and name calling spreading on its pages, our children, grandchildren and young people can see our agitated postings. I guess we have every right to express our opinion on any issue, but it saddens me to see these angry exchanges becoming a daily occurrence. Forgive my behavior, as well, dear children. While it is good to have your voices heard, this is not the way to go. I apologize. Let us all pray that we can do better on a new day.
*** While righting a wrong is generally acceptable, righting a wrong with another wrong will surely hasten the expected dismemberment of the total structure. As they say, too much focus on the past and the future will result in zeroyield for the present. And this is what is happening now.
*** choose to look the other way are the same as those who have eyes but pretend to be blind.
*** Bautista won’t resign because God says ‘not yet.’ Lucky guy for his ability to hear God's voice. lenges, political risks – Moody’s
Metro Manila subway project gets green light
New Clark-Manila P2P buses to start Sept 15
PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership
*** If you lie a lot and someone asks
*** you the same question another day, for sure, you wouldn’t even - remember what you said. Speak boats and Grabcanoes will be the truth always, and the answer deployed. Uhop-rafts will soon will be the same. follow. It's a waterproof-world. ***
*** I remember when CJ Corona agreed and signed a waiver to disclose his SALN and bank accounts, he challenged his accusers to do that a chief justice was not above the law and not exempted from culpability. He complied but the senator-judges and the infamous - tions to the rule.
*** in stages: action, minor, moderate, major and record stage. Here in standards:
Recent good news largely ignored:
Metro Manila workers to pay hike
PH shares reach new record, led by property, mining and oil
Remittances up 8.7% in at $2.56B
Expressway operators sign deal on integrated toll collection
PH posts balance of payments surplus in Q2
Foreign governments pledge over P2B for Marawi rehab – DND
Last-minute buying lifts PSEi to hit new all-time high
62 Caloocan cops sacked, more to be relieved after alleged robbery
PH to weather structural chal- get July
count the votes decide everything." – Joseph Stalin
*** be at par with Uber rates." – Chairman Martin Delgra 3rd
*** I have yet to hear this man say something good for commuters. He must have seen 500 times the movie
*** As per Comelec, gun ban for barangay, SK elections starts on Sept. 23 and ends on Oct. 23. Of course, criminals are exempted - arms and their permits to carry have no expiration date.
*** Someone asked me why there are numerous ongoing impeachment complaints at the moment. Very constitutional bodies and impeachment is the only legal remedy.
*** Good work, good deeds and good faith to all.