Thank God for absentee solons

Interaksyon reports that Mikey Arroyo and his uncle, Iggy, are among the top absentee solons.


    Abra Representative Maria Jocelyn Bernos followed Arroyo with 29 absences, followed by Arroyo’s uncle, Ignacio, representative of Negros Occidental (27), and Negros Occidental Representative Julio Ledesma IV and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao (26).

    The other lawmakers with the most absences were Masbate Rep. Narciso Bravo, Zamboanga Sibugay Rep. Romeo Jaloslos Jr., and Manila Rep. Rosenda Ocampo (18); Zamboanga Sibugay Rep. Jonathan Cabilao Yambao (16); Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat (14); Agusan del Norte Rep. Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba (13); Davao del Norte Rep. Anton Lagdameo and Sulu Rep. Nur Anna Sahidullah (12); and Laguna Rep. Evita Arago (11). (Read rest of story here)

That’s the best piece of news I’ve heard in a long time! The Arroyos should absent themselves more. I feel so much safer when they are not around.

I think we should petition ALL the Arroyo family members to go on an indefinite, hopefully permanent, leave. Their galamays are also more than welcome to stay away from the sessions!

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.