MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos welcomed last night’s oil price rollback by P1 for diesel and P1.40 for gas.
Now, a new set of rollback is being proposed by Senator Manny Pacquio.
Pacquiao has filed a new bill proposaing a rollback in the salaries of Senators to the pre-1987 level. It was the year when the existing Philippine Constitution was enacted.
However, Pacquiao noted that his proposal would only cover the 14 Senators who signed a draft resolution asking the Supreme Court to review its 8-6 decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
In justifying his proposal, Pacquiao said that the 14 Senators seem incompetent in interpreting the Constitution, especially on the issue of the independence of the Judicial branch of government. The 14 Senators maintained that it is only Congress that could remove the Chief Justice.
”Why will taxpayers fund the salaries of incompetent Senators who do not understand their role as elected legislators,” Pacquiao said.