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‘Opposition’ leads in absences; Jinggoy, Sotto set perfect attendance Angie M. Rosales 07/16/2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

'Opposition’ leads in absences; Jinggoy, Sotto set perfect attendance

Angie M. Rosales 07/16/2011

They’re supposed to act as fiscalizers in the upper chamber, yet they appear to be nowhere in action, most of the time.

Those considered to be in the ranks of the “opposition” in the Senate have posted the most number of either absences or official leaves of absence in the last First Regular Session of the 15th Congress.

Except for Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV, who both had to deal with some “legal issues,” and the reason they incurred 79 and 49 absences, respectively, and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago who filed an indefinite sick leave due to hypothyroidism, one could only wonder on the excuses of their colleagues.

Senators Manuel Villar Jr., Alan Peter Cayetano, Loren Legarda, Edgardo Angara, Manuel “Lito” Lapid, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Pia Cayetano had the most number of instances where they failed to attend their regular plenary session due to “official missions.”.... MORE

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