Why are our lawmakers, the senators especially, not ashamed of their low-grade performance? Is it because Malacañang is running a student government and the people in the Palace are members of that student government’s legislative body? Even the lawyer-senators, from whom much of good works are expected, show no difference of from the quality of their non-lawyer colleagues. Even if they were elected on the basis of popularity only, they are being paid huge compensation to do better than they are doing.
We have been missing greatly the statesmen of yesteryears, members of the pre-martial law Congress who deserved our addressing them as Honorable. Is the mentality of the Filipino going down?
Patrick B. Andres, r.