It's now official. Mr. Palengke is now Boy Bawang.
That's how deputy presidential spokesman Anthony Golez is calling Mar Roxas after the Senator from Capiz delivered a privilege speech, in yesterday's last plenary session of the Senate, linking Malacañang to the con-ass resolution HR 1109 passed by Mrs. Arroyo's allies in Congress late Tuesday night, June 2. Senator Roxas distributed garlic (bawang) garlands to his colleagues in the Senate saying that bawang helps to ward off asswang. House Resolution (HR) 1109 seeks to convene Congress into a constituent assembly in order to amend the 1987 Constitution.
This is the news report by News on Q courtesy of GMAnews.tv:
This news report by Pia Arcangel for Saksi tells of the viva voce approval of HR 1109 by the administration-controlled Congress late Tuesday night:
This is the closest that any administration has come to pushing charter change and it has brought Mrs. Arroyo into a headlong confrontation with the Filipino people, a confrontation her administration cannot possibly win. There are clear limitations to earthly power and this is one of them.