Former Senator Rene Saguisag is urging the Senate to undertake as coverage for its members to work full-time of their elected posts whereas shedding off their sidelines, hobbies and different enterprise pursuits.
In his Manila Times column, Saguisag stated that he introduced up this counsel throughout his time period (1987 to 1992) however it was “dead in the water, understandably, as we would have had to settle for a take-home pay of P14,612.50.”
But three many years after, Saguisag stated it was in all probability time to resurrect his proposal particularly with one in every of its members, Senator Manny Pacquiao, making the Senate a mere playground along with his profitable boxing profession nonetheless his precedence (he earned P500 million getting beat up by Australian bruiser Jeff Horn). Saguisag complained that Pacquiao has been losing authorities assets by flying and again with honor guards.
“If loser Manny, top Congress absentee contender, is thinking of a rematch, the nation and the Senate might continue to be robbed. He has to retire now and focus on his 2022 run for the presidency,” stated Saguisag.
“Manny once promised to give up boxing to be a full-time public servant. But, he now treats Senate work as a diversion, sideline or hobby. His colleagues (“consentidores”) tolerate, as an alternative of self-discipline, him, unethically damaging the establishment. He just isn’t the one one who must be taken to the woodshed?” he added.