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‘Kapag kampanya, present sa lahat’: Agot Isidro takes jab at absent lawmakers

/ 06:49 PM August 01, 2019
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Actress Agot Isidro took a jab at lawmakers who fail to attend sessions after taking office.

Isidro posted a photo on Twitter today, Aug. 1, of the session hall in Quezon City which showed most seats left unfilled. It was not indicated what date the picture was taken.

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She wrote, “Eto ang mambabatas ninyo. Kapag kampanya, present sa lahat ng kasal, binyag, libing at kumpil.”

“Kapag naitalaga na at kailangan magtrabaho, absent. Palakpakan, Pilipinas!”

(These are your lawmakers. During campaigns, they are present at all weddings, baptisms, burials and confirmations. When they have been appointed and need to work, they are absent. A round of applause, Philippines!)

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The Senate and the House of Representatives opened its first regular session of the 18th Congress on July 22. A video stream posted on the House of Representatives’ website showed a full house, with representatives formally dressed ahead of the Sona. On the same day, 266 representatives voted Alan Peter Cayetano as house speaker after President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement.

By contrast, a video stream of the most recent session on Wednesday, July 31, showed some empty chairs while the session was ongoing. JB

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