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Former Sen. Saguisag asks: What ‘pamasko’ tradition?

09:52 PM January 29, 2013

May I know when the alleged “pamasko” tradition started? I should be certain it wasn’t during our watch (1987-1992), when Uncle Jovy [Jovito Salonga] was Senate president— as his Sigma Rho brods, Manong Johnny [Juan Ponce Enrile] and Kuya Ed [Edgardo Angara] should corroborate and remember only too well. Then, there was no amorous amorphous lambingan in the form of a 13th-, 14th-, 15th- or whatever-month pay.

How much was the “pamasko” in 2010 and 2011—as presumably reported in compliance with Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019 which requires that a public servant file “a statement of the amounts and sources of his income, the amounts of his personal and family expenses, and the amount of income taxes paid for the next preceding calendar year”?

I have been writing and speaking about the possible noncompliance with this 1960 requirement by President Aquino down to the last barangay dogcatcher in this scofflaw nation. I have suggested that all be amnestied with a warning that in the future, Sen. Arturo Tolentino and his half-century-old law be taken seriously.



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