In search of truth — among some, there are others

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ROLLY G. REYES

ROLLY G. REYES

THERE seems to be a misconception regarding interparliamentary courtesy. It is not a defense of turf, but the respect accorded to the thoughts and ideas of fellow legislators, whatever chamber he or she belongs to.

It is perturbing to note that witnesses like Kerwin Espinosa and Ronnie Dayan displayed no remorse or consciousness of the effects of what they have done to our society. Grins, arrogance in body language and inherent disrespect for authority seem to be embedded in their character. This could be attributed to their conception (or misconception) that money can buy everything.

The ethics committee is the weakest point of both legislative bodies. Mockery, sarcasm or ridicule in the style of questioning simply arouse disgust in the electorate who granted them the privilege to serve.

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After watching the House of Representatives inquiry, I find that like some restaurants, there was obscurity in their menu. And the public was made to pay the questionable service charge.

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Nobody is above the law. A crime is a crime. A crime cannot be forgiven just by singing “Sapagka’t Kami ay Tao Lamang.”

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We have so much to thank for. First is the life that one enjoys that was denied to others who have passed away. Another is the appreciation of small or greater blessings, the comfort of being with our loved ones and acquaintances free of health worries. Thanksgiving is praying to the Almighty to continue giving us love and guidance and peace to humankind.

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A fraternity brother sharply noted this: “Libingan Ng MgaBayani” as a resting place for soldiers who fought for the flag. And there is the “Bantayog Ng MgaBayani” for those who fought against the oppressors of our countrymen. For me, there is really no difference.These gallant men fought and died for their beliefs and to honor the country and that is all that matters. In fact, both should be called “Libingan Ng MgaNagmamahal Sa Bayan.”

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Our lawmakers should wind up these inquiries. By this time, they must have seen the flaws in the system (in aid of legislation.) If the dots are connected and the evidence is strong, recommend the filing of cases to the proper judicial bodies and let due process take its course. Everybody should get to work and enact much-needed legislation. We would like to see discussions and deliberations on laws that will affect our economy, poverty alleviation, and the efficient delivery of important social services. Time is running out. Let us go after the crooks by all means but the people want immediate results. Enough.

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Nothing wrong with eating chocolates. If it makes us happy, go for it. Much cheaper than consulting a shrink or buying stress relievers for medication. Live a little to live longer.

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Duterte: Was Marcos a president and soldier?

You are right, Mr. President. He was a president and a soldier.

The only question is whether the people remember him as a good president and a soldier who gave his life for the country. That’s all.

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My friendis right. In other countries where honor is valued highly, officials either resign or commit suicide even if their guilt is not yet proven or established (all because of shame). Here in PH, it’s the opposite. Honest persons who reject corruption are the ones taking their own lives while those who are faced with overwhelming proof and evidence of their guilt will not even squirm but parry the accusations with a simple denial and a smirk in their faces.

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P650 million for a new slogan for tourism? Incredible, Amazing, WOW! but not More Fun to taxpayers. I heard this was scrapped but what is it that made them consider the idea is hard to comprehend.

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With all these events unfolding, with witnesses testifying under oath in both houses of Congress, and just one person denying these allegations, will the Ombudsman still continue not to budge and to downplay an investigation and say again “This Will Not Happen?”

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I want to move on but every time I remember, this causes me to tremble in disgust. Damn my memory.

“Imelda Marcos left behind at least 1,220 pairs of shoes, along with a vast collection of clothes and accessories, when she fled with her husband, President Ferdinand Marcos, during the 1986 uprising.”

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Let us not deviate from the real issue. The issue here is not only morality. The law looks more deeply if the result of that relationship was a conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Respect for the dead is earned by respecting the living.

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Traffic congestion is not a problem. Finding a solution is the bigger problem. It is amazing that the government seems to vent its ire on commuters and car owners. It is easy to say that “we have too many vehicles plying the road.” Hello? All countries in the world are in the same boat but they try their damn best to cope with such an increase in vehicle density. It’s just like blaming families for building new homes.

The US driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment in building or extending five rail lines. Transit advocates say that should be a model: If LA can do it, any region or any country can.

It is basic knowledge that an economy moves because the working class has to move from one place to another, students should go to school and they should be given the appropriate conveyance to accomplish such. Not limit their movements. Levying more taxes on car owners will not solve the problem. It will just make the rich the only select few given the right to ply our thoroughfares. An oppression of the middle-income bracket and the working class (the real backbone of our economy) who are denied access to a proper mass transport system. Yes, mass transport system and additional road networks are more expensive but are we not losing billions without them?

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How can we move on if we have stationary thoughts?

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“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
–Helen Keller

Good work, good deeds and good faith to all.

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