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Wennie Sancho

A Tale of Two Houses

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In the United Kingdom they have two houses, the House of Common and the House of Lords. In the Philippines, we also have two legislative bodies, the Upper House and the Lower House which is the House of Representatives and the Senate. In Bacolod City, we also have two houses, the big one located in the circumferential road and the small one located in the heart of the city. The big one is called the New Government Center (NGC), it is imposing and palatial, it

The People Shall Be The Judge

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Who shall be the judge whether the President or Congress acted contrary to their trust? The people shall be the judge. The people have the right to act as supreme, because sovereignty resides in them. The people have the right to refuse allegiance and to resist a government when it becomes destructive of its end. The end of government is the good of the people and what is best for them.

A Dangerous Precedence

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The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Oblivious of the previous attempts in the past by his predecessors, former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Gloria Arroyo respectively, to amend the Constitution in order to extend their terms of office, President Benigno Aquino III announced to all and sundry that he is open to CHA-CHA and term extension, by running for re-election in 2016. Indeed,

A Political Hodge-Podge

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(A Fiction Honesty Done)

The political heat is on the rise, among the fool and the wise. We are going into the worst situation, a dog-eat-dog competition, Team Unity is on the way, they were not dismayed by the recent survey. How can we say, there is unity, when things are in disarray? The people are fragmented, we are a nation divided. The Genuine Opposition seems to be on the go, they are going strong in the survey too. But what makes the opposition really genuine? Is it an assurance to make them win?

The Commodification of Water

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There is now a wide range of business opportunities for water, involving water supply and quality. The competition for water has now become a highly profitable enterprise. So it is, that one day, in the near future, we will be paying our local climate utility, a monthly fee for the air that we breathe, to be free of pollutants.

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