Former Comelec Commissioner Christian Monsod, in a TV interview, raised the alarm over the emergence of military officers in the Senate, saying this band of former military officers poses a danger to democracy, as the military is already powerful as it is under the civilian government of Gloria Arroyo.
Zzzz... Honestly, I don't know what the big deal is.
If Biazan, Lacson et al want to form a Cavaliers' club or Friar's club or Cotton club or M-W-F Group like Joker and Villar's Wednesday Group, bahala sila.
I have better things to do than worry about THAT, Mr. Monsod.
At least elected officials sila Biazon, Lacson, Trillanes at Honasan, no?
Tignan mo yung admin ni Arroyo, ang daming APPOINTED ng ex-edsa dos generals at military officials sa bawat sulok ng gobierno. But I don't recall you complaining about it.
Binira mo ang "Cavaliers' club", but where were you when nung nalaman natin na ninakaw ni aRroyo ang election? Did you and your wife call for her resignation?
my point exactly.
Wait and see ang attitude ko re the Cavaliers' Club. If they're a force of evil instead of good, then i'd be the first one to condemn them.
Sabi naman ng editorial na ito:
The forming of the PMA Club is also dangerously elitist. For the same reason that we would look askance at any attempt to form a senators’ club consisting of, say, alumni of the University of the Philippines (this would be a long list, starting with Ed Angara and including Miriam Defensor-Santiago) or of the Ateneo de Manila (much shorter), we consider the very idea of a Cavalier Club unsound. Senators do not represent the schools they come from (how incredibly narrow-minded!), but the country as a whole. When the graduates of one of the country’s most exclusive schools form a bloc, they rub the common man’s nose in his commonness.
eh sa U.S. nga may Congressional BLACK caucus eh. Myembro doon puro mga african americans. No whites allowed. Anong tawag mo sa kanila, RACIST?
Maraming grupo grupo sa U.S. Congress. May Blue Dog Democrats (conservative/moderate Democrats), May Singing Senators, may maka Israelis (Israel Allies Caucus), may caucus rin para sa mga Latinos at Hispanics. Meron ring grupo na anti-Iraq war.