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The seduction of the minority EDITORIAL 02/05/2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


The seduction of the minority


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02/05/2010

Let the people judge them, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile made the statement after refusing the demand of members of the Senate majority to arrest the allies of Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. who boycotted the deliberations on the Senate committee of the whole (Scow) report recommending Villar’s censure over the C-5 road extension controversy on the 14th Congress’ last day of session.

Only 11 senators were present when plenary session resumed the other day on the Villar ethics case, one short to make a quorum and effectively preventing a vote on the Scow report that recommended censure on Villar.

Enrile said members of the minority left the chamber after the hearing of the bicameral Commission on Appointments, adding that evidently, some members opted not to attend the session to prevent the disposition of the ethics case.... MORE


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