Thursday, March 13, 2008

Why was she ever elected?

There is a saying that goes: "If you have nothing much to say, shut up." Or maybe I just made that up.

Up to now I am still bedazzled by the fact that people like Jamby Madrigal are seated as one of the top legislators of the country. Not only do we see blank and useless questions during Senate hearings, but also random banters and senseless interviews.

Just early this week, she hit the headlines again by hitting on a fellow Senator, Sen. Pia Cayetano, for following up a long-overdue Senate bill that should have been given a perfect timing to be passed, following the month-long celebration of the Women's Month. She was slighted by the memo sent to her office, alleging that Sen. Pia insinuates that her office is incompetent. If it were true, I couldn't agree more.

She then made "ad hominem" statements to Cayetano, stating that she should just focus on her work of legislation instead of joining in triathlons and other races. And may I quote from, Sen Jamby even stated: "Itigil mo na yang pangangarera mo, hindi ka kabayo."

Our country has already wasted millions of taxpayer pesos with useless times spent by the Senate doing investigations, useless privilege speeches, and pointless debates. Discontent over the Senate's current legislative performance is increasing. And statements like this by a "respected" Senator do not help in alleviating the already poor image of the Senate.

I hope that Jamby realizes that being in a position where she is now, she should be doubly responsible with the things she says and does. Same goes with all the other Senators today. Please please please help our country develop, not further drench it in mud.

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