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