By Neal H. Cruz
How would President Aquino feel if the senators tell him how to do his job? The senators feel the same way.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano recently said that if Vice President Jejomar Binay would be voted into Malacañang in 2016, he would be a worse president than Gloria Arroyo.
I am not a politician but I do believe that politicians are a basic foundation of democratic institutions. Without the politicians, government tends to become autocratic. In an autocratic form of government, the citizens are mere subjects, not the “bosses” that President Aquino has publicly dubbed them. In a democratic government like we have today, the citizens regardless of status are guaranteed by the Constitution equal treatment before the law. However, too much politics undermines good governance, such that political dynasties rise, thus destroying democratic principles.
By Rina Jimenez-David
From race car rally driver and navigator to political gadfly and now restaurateur, Pastor “Boy” Saycon has lived, and lives, many lives and identities.
Reading Neal H. Cruz’s column “Why is Binay afraid of Senate probe?” (Opinion, 8/25/14) encouraged me to express my appreciation for the guy I consider the Philippine Senate’s “Mr. Cool.”