A crash course for Congress neophytes
By Chelo Banal-Formoso
Philippine Daily Inquirer
FRESHMEN members of the House of Representatives who took the second cycle of the Executive Course on Legislation organized jointly by the Congress and UP NCPAG do a “Class Act” with (seated, 7th) House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and (next to him) UP president Alfredo Pascual.
Where’s the pork? For those of us who think that was the first question the newly elected congressmen must have asked when they first stepped into Batasang Pambansa, here’s an astonishing bit of news: Some of the newbies asked instead where they could go for a crash course on the legislature. (more…)