MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ Senate probably holds the distinction of being the most hardworking legislature anywhere in the world.
Here’s more proof:
- Senator Risa Hontiveros, fresh from her proposal to declare August 16 as a National Day of Remembrance to honor Kian Delos Santos, the 17-year-old who was killed in anti-drug operations of Caloocan City police last year, is now proposing to declare the entire month of August as ‘Monsoon Month.’ Hontiveros said this is to sympathize with millions of Filipinos who have experienced non-stop monsoon rains this month. Her bill leaves it up to local government units (LGUs) on how they would like to celebrate or commemorate the occasion.
- Senator Grace Poe who is known for her fierce advocacy against fake news, derailed planes at NAIA and other national issues, is now proposing to hold a Senate inquiry on the role of Kris Aquino in the Hollywood box office hit, “Crazy Rich Asians.” Specifically, Poe wants to invite the film’s producers to question them on why Aquino’s screen appearance took just seconds despite all the hoopla about the Queen of all Media’s ‘first MAJOR Hollywood project” and the huge number of luggages and garment bags she brought with her to Singapore during the filming.
If you have any advocacy you would like the lady Senators to focus on, please contact their Senate offices directly.