The more the merrier

Unlike the Philippine Daily Inquirer, I’m glad 14-54 congressmen went to Texas for the Pacquiao-Margarito fight.

I’m happy that they are absent from sessions, that they are unable to participate in debates, hearings, and whatever other business is conducted in that building by a dumpsite.

The congressmen who go to the Pacquiao fights are not the kind you want getting involved in the country’s business anyway. Better that they stay out of town. Hopefully more frequently and for longer periods.

Travel allowances on top of their salary and official pork is small change compared to the damage those people can do if they are allowed to go about their business.

I belong to the school that believes the only time one can sleep soundly is when thieves are on  vacation.


Manuel Buencamino

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Uniffors.com. Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.

  • Cocoy

    i know right?