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Not the worst Senate C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 01/31/2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Not the worst Senate



C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S
Jonathan De la Cruz
01/31/2010

Last Tuesday, a day after that tumul-tuous Senate session which saw some of our respected senators descend to the abyss throwing all kinds of innuendoes and gutter language at each other a lot of callers besieged our daily morning show Karambola over dwIZ asking why the Senate has gone this low and inquiring if it is true that this is the worst Senate we ever had. On the first question, we noted that the poisonous atmosphere prevailing in the Senate is a sad reflection of the state of our affairs, advising that this Senate has been the springboard for a lot of politically explosive inquiries on almost all subjects under the sun. We told our callers that it appears the Senate has taken its oversight (check and balance) functions to the extreme. This highly politicized operation became even more pronounced as the election fever caught on early last year. Where before the principal focus of Senate inquiry was on the foibles and malpractices of the Arroyo administration, many other targets got into play as the various parties and political groups maneuvered to get their operations in place. Thus, we witnessed the Dacer-Corbito play side by side with the now flavor-of-the-week operation on the C-5 Villar operation which was at the center of last Monday’s “gunfight.”
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