June 3, 2007 at 2:10 AM #56675
De Venecia trapo po yan.
May 28, 2007 at 3:43 AM #55874
Who do you think will be the next speaker of the house? sana dai na si De Venecia ta wara man sana syang aram gibohon kundi ipush ang ChaCha.
Kampi to challenge De Venecia for speakership By Christian V. EsguerraInquirerLast updated 03:26am (Mla time) 05/28/2007MANILA, Philippines — The storm within the ruling coalition is far from over.A top official of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s party Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) Sunday announced that the party was mounting a campaign to deny Jose de Venecia an unprecedented fifth term as House Speaker.“The ball game is not over yet,” Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte, Kampi president, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, parent company of INQUIRER.net. “We want to serve notice that there is a challenge and the numbers will be put in place.”The announcement was contrary to the statement last week of Kampi chair Ronaldo Puno that De Venecia was “an overwhelming choice for Speaker.”De Venecia heads the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party, which provided the political vehicle when Ms Arroyo ran for vice president in 1998. De Venecia was then the political party’s presidential candidate.Asked about the divergence in opinions within Kampi, Villafuerte said Puno’s announcement was done without consultation. “But we will sort things out,” the Kampi president said.Villafuerte said Kampi representatives began calling him following reports that it was supporting De Venecia’s bid for another term. He described the reports as “misleading.”Villafuerte said the Kampi challenge for the speakership would be a “multiparty and multisector” approach endorsing Pablo Garcia, congressman-elect of the second district of Cebu.The Kampi president said the campaign was galvanized only four days ago following a series of consultations among members of Kampi. So far, he said, at least 41 Kampi representatives had promised to support Garcia.The ruling coalition in the House of Representatives is composed of Lakas-CMD, Kampi, the Nationalist People’s Coalition, the Liberal Party-Lito Atienza group, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino and the Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas.Before the start of the campaign for the midterm elections, Kampi was accused of raiding the ranks of Lakas. In a number of areas, such as Pampanga province, Lakas and Kampi candidates competed against each other.SupportersA separate statement released by Villafuerte Sunday rattled off the names of lawmakers who purportedly support a new House leadership.He said seven other representatives from Garcia’s province were backing the Kampi campaign, including Antonio Cuenco of Lakas and Eduardo Gullas and Narissa Soon-Ruiz of Kampi.Villafuerte said eight more lawmakers from Eastern Visayas, led by Martin Romualdez of Leyte, had promised to support Garcia. He said Sorsogon Rep. Jose Solis had identified at least eight other supporters from the Bicol region.Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Antonio Cerilles (NPC) promised to convince his partymates to back the Kampi campaign against De Venecia, according to Villafuerte.“This is just the beginning,” the Kampi president said in a phone interview. “There will be more surprises. There will even be congressmen from the opposition who will support us.”Chamber changeIn making a pitch for a new Speaker, Villafuerte said “Chamber change — not Charter change — is the immediate clamor at this time.”But Villafuerte would not categorically say if a Kampi leadership in the House would shelve efforts to amend the Constitution.De Venecia, one of the prime movers of Charter change in the House, pushed for a constituent assembly (Con-***) after the signature campaign by Sigaw ng Bayan to amend the Constitution was defeated in the Supreme Court last year.De Venecia abandoned Con-*** only when the Catholic Church and other sectors vowed to stage nationwide protests against it.In Con-***, members of the House and senators amend the Constitution.“We don’t want to clutter the legislative process with the issue of Charter change at this time,” Villafuerte said. “We just had an election.”Allocation of committeesIn his statement, Villafuerte said a new House leadership would give priority to the following:• Fair and equitable allocation of chairmanships and memberships in congressional committees.• Formation of guidelines in the management of bills and resolutions in the committee and plenary sessions for an efficient movement of the legislative mill.• Establishment of an arrangement with the Senate to ensure the passage of bills both for local and national applications.• Workable mechanism with the opposition to ensure the reenactment of bills that were approved in the previous Congress but were not acted upon by the Senate.• Activation of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) to promote consensus in the passage of priority bills. Majority and minority parties will be represented in Ledac.• Incentives for outstanding attendance and disincentives for absences by lawmakers.
Aw pasalamat ta daog si papay ta, negative na gayod ang makukua nya kaan sa attendance nyeheheheh!
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