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Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion -

HE House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives never fails to ren­der us speech­less by their most un­think­able acts, es­pe­cially this House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. True, the com­mis­sioner of Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights (CHR), Com­mis­sioner Chito Gas­con, has brought pol­i­tick­ing within the ex­ec­u­tive to a whole dif­fer­ent level as he opts to bring with him the agenda of his party and not the good of the coun­try. At least, that is how he is be­ing pro­jected by the na­tional me­dia, the same me­dia that is paint­ing the Ad­min­is­tra­tion black.

But the high-handed man­ner of ap­prov­ing a P1,000 bud­get for a whole gov­ern­ment body reeks of the ar­ro­gance that this House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has been show­ing since they took their oath. If you are won­der­ing where the call for rev­o­lu­tion­ary gov­ern­ment that is mak­ing the rounds of social me­dia is com­ing from, it’s ac­tu­ally from what the Pres­i­dent said when he was still do­ing the rounds for fed­er­al­ism in the Fe­bru­ary 2015.

“If you elect me, in six months to one year, I will try to fix [the] gov­ern­ment. If I can­not get the re­forms that I want, I will de­clare a rev­o­lu­tion­ary gov­ern­ment. Then I will fix the gov­ern­ment, I will close the congress. I was once a con­gress­man. Then I’ll fix ev­ery­thing.” It has been more than a year now, and Congress seems

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