Only In The Philippines: Prison Inmates File Joint Senate Resolution

Revilla, left, and Estrada (Photo: ABS-CBN)
Revilla, left, and Estrada (Photo: ABS-CBN)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Philippines prides itself for being the most democratic amd tolerant society in the world. It is the only country that allows prisoners  to legislate from inside their jail cells.

Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. jointly filed a Senate resolution on Monday honoring and commending television host German “Kuya Germs” Moreno for his immense contribution to the Philippine entertainment industry. Moreno died from cardiac arrest last January 8 at age  82.

Senate Resolution 1717,  recognizes Moreno as “a respected and well-loved person who touched many hearts and changed many lives with his work and his personal relations, and is considered as one of the pillars of the entertainment industry.”

The inmates, of course, are elected senators, both charged with plunder and graft.

It looks like the Philippines is on its way to another Guinness World Record as the only country where its senate votes on a legislation authored by jail inmates.

 

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