No work, no pay for solons pushed

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It could be a new twist to the no work, no pay policy.

With absenteeism a perennial problem in Congress, lawmakers who fail to meet the most basic requirement of showing up for work must be fined for their absences, some senatorial aspirants believe.

What is more important, they say, is for voters to choose candidates who will uphold their sworn duties and not allow such problems to happen in the first place.

Senatorial candidate Paolo Benigno Aquino IV of the administration coalition Team PNoy said being a member of the Senate was a serious responsibility and its members were expected, at the minimum, to attend its hearings and sessions.

Failure to do so must entail penalties, such as fines that become higher as the absences worsen, he said during the “Paninindigan” senatorial forum of GMA News, the Inquirer’s election partner. The first portion of the forum was to air last night.

Making people aware

“I am in favor of penalizing those who don’t attend [sessions]. Maybe they should be fined,” Aquino said when asked about the issue of frequent absences.

Aquino added that the issue boiled down to leadership and governance and that voters must choose people who were ready to work and were dedicated to their jobs.

Another senatorial candidate, Teddy Casiño, told the Inquirer that the imposition of fines could work not because the fines would hurt the senators in their pockets (many of them are moneyed anyway) but because it would bring the people’s attention to the problem of absenteeism.

A representative of Bayan Muna party-list group, Casiño is running for senator as an independent.

Gordon: Shame them

Casiño and Aquino said it was important to make public the attendance records of the lawmakers, along with how they spent their priority development assistance funds and  operating expenses, so that the people would know what they were doing with those funds and hold them accountable.

“Lawmakers would be more conscious of their duties because the public would be interested in the issue, on who paid large fines,”  Casiño said. “The public attention it will generate will make it effective.”

For senatorial candidate Richard Gordon of the United Nationalist Alliance, there are enough rules to hold absentee lawmakers to account and it would be better to perhaps “shame” them for their delinquency.

Gordon stressed that voters should not elect candidates that would not give their all to their sworn duties.

Not popularity alone

“The whole problem is not in imposing fines because by that time, you have elected them,” Gordon said, adding that the real problem was the inability of people to distinguish between “show biz-politics type” candidates and candidates promoting “substance-based” politics.

“That’s the reason for all the absences,” he said. “People don’t get quality legislation because they elect poor-quality people based on popularity.”

Gordon said the electorate must learn to be discerning, especially amid the noise generated by “show biz” controversies that tend to overshadow the more serious issues facing the country, such as the power crisis hampering Mindanao’s development and the conflict in Sabah.

Problem of quorum

Lack of warm bodies has led to the adjournment of sessions in Congress. The result is that crucial legislation has been delayed or has died  from inaction.

Casiño said the House leadership had to resort at times to sending text messages to lawmakers so that there would be sufficient quorum to proceed with the session.

He said there had also been instances where the leadership would release allowances or special allotments to make sure the lawmakers would attend the sessions.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tufo Tufo

    It is good for Filipinos. Philippine Congressmen the most laziest in the world. They want money than work. So stupid!!!!

    • chitgoks

      lol, baka yung iba nag absent kasi nag conflict sa shooting schedule ng films nila hi hi hi

    • Lorebea Tamparong

      TAMA KA JAN!!!!

    • Commentator

      i see ph politicians as GARBAGE. filthy disgusting garbage.

  • santosboi

    no work no pork barrel!!!!!

    • popeyee

      dapat no pork barrel at all…

  • santosboi

    kapal ng mukha nyo mga animal!!

  • vaporub123

    dapat nga walang sweldo at sa porkbarrel pa lang sobra sobra na.panay pa absent at kung kumilos kala mo sinong magagaling.siguro habang nag aaral ang mga congressman at senator na ito ay nasanay sa lakwatsa kaya hanggang ngayon panay pa rin absent.

    • doncleo

      gradweyt kasi sa Wanbol University.

  • boybakal

    No work No pay for Solon…
    Good Idea….or Part time legislators.

  • User Guest

    pangakong mapapako lang ito … pangako ng buwaya at mandarambong

  • batangsulpok

    Mahirap maipasa yan dahil maraming niregalugahan si Pacquiao at natural na sa atin ang tumanaw ng utang na loob, kakahiya talaga ng mga SENATONG at TONGRESSMAN sa Pilipinas.

  • Hunter421

    No work, no pay for all government employees. How many policemen are AWOL in other countries as OFWs yet they’re salaries are still paid.

  • Hunter421

    Failure to meet most basic requirements = ineligible for any future elected post.

  • banana na

    ano kamo…NO WORK, NO PAYS…diba, sila ang nag-aapproved ng LABOR LAW natin para sa mga workers ng mga companies na NO WORK, NO PAY..tapos, sila ay ngayon lang e-pu-pushed ang NO WORK, NO PAY…haaa

  • doncleo

    syempre tamad mag-attend ng session kasi mga bobo wala naman alam sa pagawa ng panukalang batas,tapos hindi naman marunong sa debate…yung showbiz na pulitiko naman inuuna yung pagaartista at pagpunta sa mga social gatherings para maging malakas sa tao..bobo na yung mga kandidato bobo din yung mga boboto ano pa ba aasahan natin ?

    • boymanok

      naku natumbok mo…mabuhay ka kabayan!

    • Commentator

      very well said.

      MGA WALANG KWENTA ANG NAKAUPO KASI MGA WALANG KWENTA ANG BUMOTO. MGA BOBO KASI. DINADAAN SA PASIKATAN NG MGA BOBOTANTE.

      HOPELESS.

  • Akoaykanoy

    Mandatory 3 unreasonable absences must be fired right away they want this kind of position but they don’t want to work they only want to be called congressman and senator but they are not capable to do their jobs waist of tax payer”s money

    • Akoaykanoy

      It’s really a waste of taxpayer’s money

  • axe musk

    “NO WORK, NO PORK” is far,far better than this proposal mentioned in this article. After all, their salary is just a very, very, very small percentage of what they get as “Kickbacks” and “commissions” to their Pork Barrel, which is the very reason why politicians were killing each other during election time…. It’s because of the “EVIL” brought about by this “PORK BARREL”….Which makes their family richer extending up to their 10th degree of consanguinity…. “KARMAHIN ANG BUONG ANGKaN NG MGA PULITIKONG NAGNANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN”

    • YoungGen

      Bakit walang nagawa ang COA dyan? Hinayaan lang hanga’t out of control na. Something is gravely wrong on this review/checking function of our gov’t . Why its result is below expectation?

      • boldyak

        check and balance is no longer existing…all is under the control of malakanyang….

      • Commentator

        COA is the MOST USELESS GOVT AGENCY in PH. 2nd is BOC.

      • batangsulpok

        Paano ang COA ay corrupt din? Naging procurement officer din ako at mismong auditor ay nanghihingi ng lagay bago pirmahan ang papers kaya kahit anong audit, walang mangyayari kasi sabit din sila.

      • Observer_din

        nag-audit naman ang COA, me mga suggestion lang sila after findings, pero di lang natin sure kung pwede sila mag-file ng demanda, dapat ipost nila sa website ang resulta ng mga audits nila.

    • Mr. Skeptic

      I’ll say no pork, regardless if they work or not.

      • Kirat

        How about no work, no pay; no pork whatsoever; no consultants; no lobbyists; pay their own staff; incentive pay based on number of bills passed/co-authored x timeclock hours … all too good to be true.

      • ranjoranido

        hahaha. wala ng kakandidato nyan lugi pa sila sa puhunan nila sa pag kakampanya. ang politics parang negosyo na nila eh.

    • tadasolo

      Can we start a petition to change the constitution to eliminate pork on all politicians and all our money should be taken in official account from the President down to the barangay??

  • Guest

    Impeach them… that’s the best! Just a penalty is not enough!

  • Philcruz

    Punish them for their absences. I agree to the No Work, No Pay. It will work, especially if the pork barrel is included. So, No Work, No Pay and No Pork Barrel. Then publish and air it nationwide and in their own local Congressional district.
    Gordon’s logic has been fuzzy lately. All he wants is to shame them. How many of them have shame?! And he says the cause of the absenteeism is because the voters are electing showbiz type. Aray. Natamaan si Erap..boss ni Dick.

  • Brax82

    Simple lang naman, palusutin ng retarded na pangulo ang FOI bill na pinangako niya sa mga uto utong bumoto sa kanya at maglalaho ang mga ganitong problema. PIPIRMA nlang naman siya, di niya na kelangan gumawa kasi alam nman nating lahat na di sya marunong. Ay oo pala he has Tarlac day under his belt. WOW!

  • palakasantayo

    Agree with all of them: fine, shame them and include suspension or expulsion if need be. They want the job? then, they have to do it….

  • dodong1

    ETO YUNG MGA KUMAG NG CONGRESSISTA NA PARATING ABSENT..

    From January 17 to December 14, 2011, the House of Representatives had a total of 59 session days. Statistics show only about 10% of the 285-member House of Representatives had perfect attendance in sessions for the year 2011.

    The most absentee are:

    Rep. Ruben Ecleo(Dinagat Islands) attend only 8 sessions, his 45 absence took for his local official business,

    Davao del Norte Rep. Anthony del Rosario which attend 25 session out of 59 sessions,

    Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio Arroyo was in the House for only 26 session days,14 were without official notice

    Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was in session only for 27 days,21 were without official notice

    Negros Occidental Rep. Julio Ledesma IV,Cagayan Rep. Juan “Jack” Ponce-Enrile Jr., and Agusan del Sur Rep. Ma. Valentina Plaza each went to only 30 session days,

    Ang Galing Pilipino Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo has 26 absences, all of which had no official notice of absence,

    Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo had 24 absences due to her medical condition.

    Rep. Ruben Ecleo(Dinagat Islands) attend only 8 sessions, his 45 absence took for his local official business,

    Davao del Norte Rep. Anthony del Rosario which attend 25 session out of 59 sessions,

    Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio Arroyo was in the House for only 26 session days,14 were without official notice

    • indiosbravos2002

      These are moneyed individuals who does not have any business being n Congress. Either bored, tamad o nandyan sa kongreso para di lang mawala sa kanila ang posisyon at ililipat na naman sa kamaganak pagnatapos termino.

      Naiintindihan ko si Iggy Arroyo kasi nagkasakit at namatay. Pero si Mikey Arroyo, Jack Enrile etc. Amp. Bulakbol lang ang ginagawa. Ang palusot kumukonsulta sila sa mga distrito nila.

    • Brax82

      Jack Enrile halatang wala rin gagawing matino sa Senado. Parang tatay nya rin. Pero mananalo pa rin. Do the math, ganyan katalino ang mga botante natin. Walang palya!

      • dodong1

        do you mean BOBOTANTE’S

      • Brax82

        Yep! Pare parehong mga saki na galing LP at UNA ang mananalo dahil sa klase ng mga bobotante na meron tayo!

  • tra6Gpeche

    What a good idea! Penalize the lazy, corrupt, irresponsible and no accountability Senators and Congressmen. And don’t pay them for days that they are absent! But will this rule happen in a country full of crooked, good for nothing, numb and shameless Filipino politicians?

    • boymanok

      as long as the voters will remain stupid, probably not

      • Nimrod Suaez

        the laziest have the dough….voters will always vote for the laziest….

    • Bli tz

      i thought this is a standard procedure ever since – to have the financial report transparent to the people.. and why only “fine” the inefficient officials? why should there be no termination of their service? tsk. sadly, the laws created by the powerful only side with and protect them.

      • tra6Gpeche

        Laws are created by the legislative branch of government. Unfortunately, this branch of government is composed of many crooked Senators and Congressmen! They always protect their own interest first.

    • boldyak

      how much is their salary?….and how much is the PORK BARREL…these people are not concerned of their salaries, as long the PORK BARREL is there….eliminate pork barrel and these absentee congressman and senators will be eliminated, what will remain are people whose only purpose is to serve their country…

      • buttones

        Their actual salary is peanuts, even I earn more money than a congressman, but the perks these people get are obscene. The point about getting into Congress is not about some miserable pathetic salary, nor about ‘serving the nation’ a pursuit that has failed entirely over the last 67 years anyway it’s about the pork….

      • tra6Gpeche

        Mr. Aquino should know that. But he does not seem to be interested in abolishing PDAF or pork barrel. Your guess is as good as mine, kabayan!

  • napali808

    Ang tunay na bobo sa lahat ay ang bumoto sa mga makakapal at tamad na mga tongresman at senator na animal. Sina Lapid, Estrada, Sotto, Revilla, Arroyo at iba pang mga tamad ay dapat ipabalik sa taong bayan ang ibinayad sa kanila. Ngayon itong darating na election ay dapat naman magisip kong sino ang iboboto natin. Maawa naman tayo sa ating bayan. Huwag iboto ang mga demonyo ng politico.

    Ang isa pang masasabi ko ay sana may display billboard sa harap ng Senado at Congresista. The billboard will have all the names of the senators and congressmen who are absent and the total number of times they missed. If they missed a total of 5 days, their names will turn RED and will start blinking to indicate that they pass the threshold allowed.

    • tra6Gpeche

      Another good idea, kabayan. But will it happen in a country full of crooked Filipino politicians?

      • Nimrod Suaez

        Hahaha only greenhorn candidates make such promises, once elected their horns start to grow long and hard….hahahahaha

      • tra6Gpeche

        They were decent, morally upright and principled when they were young. When they become adult, they become something else! It is not funny, though!

      • Commentator

        because the temptation to rob is very strong. and its very easy to get away with it. COA and the OMBUDSMAN are to blame.

      • tra6Gpeche

        Or perhaps, the young Filipinos are learning the crooked and corrupt ways from their parents, relatives and especially from their elders! It’s just like recycled corrupt behavior!

    • Commentator

      THE DISPLAY BILLBOARD SHOULD BE VERY VERY LARGE SO IT CAN ACCOMODATE ALL THE USELESS POLTICIANS

  • Noypi11

    It’s time to stop paying these senators and congressmen if they don’t show for work.

  • oh_noh

    mga ungas na batas galing at para sa mga ungas na tonggresman!

    nasan na yung lifestyle check? mga “bukas” na bank accounts ng mga kolokoys?

    *wish*

  • Guest

    Di lang dapat no work no pay. alisin ang pork barrel at yan ang dahilan ng pagnanakaw ng mga congesista at senador.

  • Sippho

    dapat matagal ng pinatupad ang NO WORK NO PAY POLICY sa Congress….Kami nga na mga kakarampot lang ang sahod, kahit may sakit we force ourselves to work so we can bring food on the table for our family kasi if we will be absent may deduction…

    Sila pa kaya na niluklok sila ng taong bayan??..Take note..They are paid with our TAX…

    Di na sila nahiya!!!! Kunsabagay, kumapal na pala ang kanilang mga mukha!!!

    Ibasura na din yang pork barrel na yan…Yan kasi ang rason na nakikipagpatayan ang mga congressman na yan sa posisyon para may maibulsa sila!!!

    • Lorebea Tamparong

      Kawawa naman ang mga ibang empleyado ng gobyerno na umaasa lamang sa kakarampot na sweldo samantalang nagmamahalan ang mga presyo ng bilihin…at ang balita eh walang plano itong gobyerno ni PNOY na mag upgrade ng salary…anu ba yan…!!!

  • rolando

    Better, still, if it is no work no pork for absentee solons.

  • YoungGen

    Tama si Kabayan SIPPHO

    “dapat matagal ng pinatupad ang NO WORK NO PAY POLICY sa Congress….Kami nga
    na mga kakarampot lang ang sahod, kahit may sakit we force ourselves to
    work so we can bring food on the table for our family kasi if we will be
    absent may deduction…

    Sila pa kaya na niluklok sila ng taong bayan??..Take note..They are paid with our TAX…

    Di na sila nahiya!!!! Kunsabagay, kumapal na pala ang kanilang mga mukha!!!

    Ibasura na din yang pork barrel na yan…Yan kasi ang rason na
    nakikipagpatayan ang mga congressman na yan sa posisyon para may
    maibulsa sila!!!”

    I second the motion kabayan

  • victor1052

    No work, no pay? It’s nothing! These corrupt congressmen and senators can make more money with their fat pork barrels and misappropriation of “savings’ funds like what enrile is doing every year. Dapat NO WORK, NO REELECTION! That will get rid of most of the useless politician, including the stupids like lito lapid, and hoodlums like the singsons.

  • adriel0104

    no work, no pay, less pork, that’s the way..

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    hayzzzz Gordon……SHAME THEM?……. e mga wala ngang hiya!

    Even with penalties, they will just go there for an hour then leave…..pakapalan na nga.

    • popeyee

      so dapat ang roll call before and after the session para walang makaliligtas…

  • victor1052

    NO wORK, NO REELECTION! Tutal, mga tamad, korap,at bobo kagaya ng mga bumoto sa kanila.

  • joerizal

    Ang liit lang ng suweldo nila di ba? Kahit na hindi sila suwelduhan ok lang sa kanila basta yung kurakot nila e kumikita.

    • popeyee

      kaya kandaugaga silang manalo kahit alam nilang napakaliit ng sweldo dahil sa makukuha nila pag nasa pwesto na…

  • Concur_Dissent

    The Senate and the House should start posting in their respective websites all the attendance records of elected public officials….

    • popeyee

      ilang beses ng ibinalita yan pero wala rin epekto…si Ledesma nga taon-taon nalang laging siya ang pimakamaraming absences pero lagi pa rin panalo sa election..

      • Concur_Dissent

        Presidente na ba si PNoY noon? Oras na manalo pa ang si Bam sa senado, siguradong may katuwang si presidente sa mga pagbabago sa senado…

      • popeyee

        Pangulo na si Pnoy ng tatlong taon, naging senador ng ilang taon, congressman ng ilang taon, may nagawa ba? Isa pa, independent ang congress sa executive department at takot ang sino mang pangulo na punahin ang congress dahil malalagay sa alanganin ang kanyang mga panukala…see, di nya kayang tanggaling ang pork barrel samantalang siya, as head of exec. department ang nagsu-submit ng budget sa congress for ratification, pero andyan pa rin ang pork barrel para pangsuhol ..

      • Concur_Dissent

        walang magawasi PNoy noon kasi nagiisa lang siya… ngayon presidente na power. Na basa mo na ba na pangalawang veto nya kanina…ibig sabihin hindi siya takot sa congreso

  • OFW Franklin

    Take out their pork barrel too and give it to the people they represent even Senators give up their CDF.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    No work, no pork!

  • Isko

    It should be – “No work no pay (salary deduction) PLUS no pork barrel.”

  • labuyo

    Dapat no work no Pork barrel..kakarampot un salary , di nila ma feel un if di sila bigyan mas malaki un pondo ng bayan..MAKE IT A CRIME for these LAWMAKERS when they go absent regularly…and dismiss them , bar them from holding public office forever…. i dare them to enact a law

  • labuyo

    I -pubish din sana sa leading dailies un mga Absentees sa congresso at senado

  • imongredneck

    The problem is, that a number of these people running for an office don’t have the faintest idea of what they are really getting into. Discerning voters could not have elected Gordon either. There is simply not enough of them.

  • Porky idik idik

    I think not just the salary should be withheld but for every absent a 10% pork barrel share deduction should be made. Although it will affect the countryside development but most of it goes to the corrupt politicians.

  • Scorpio15

    Hindi lang dapat “Sueldo” ang ibabawas pati na yong “Pork Barrel”. Dapat nga “Isesante” kung marami ng “Absent”.

  • mangpepe

    useless ……… may pork barrel at jueteng

  • ranjoranido

    di naman sahod ang habol ng mga yan, kundi PDAF at MOOE. di din nag iisip itong si bam aquino gusto lang umepal eh.

    • boymanok

      ok yan, magkakampi tayo dyan…he he he

    • Commentator

      lol bam aquino knows na sa PDAF and MOOE ang source ng yaman kaya ang suggestion niya sa salary babawasan.

  • Ricgwapo

    Discipline those who make the law? One best disciplinary action is for the Congress and Senate regularly publish the attendance of each lawmaker vs. number of sessions and ALSO PUBLISH THIS DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

    No work, no pay is but cosmetic disciplining. Most of these lawmakers are affluent and influential member of our exclusive society, and that is the reason we make poor laws plus very poor implementation.

  • eric

    start considering part time Legislators…well, I’ll be damned, they (the Legislators) will legislate this…stupid idea on my part…LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pdocena Phrexus Phoenix Simborios Doce

    1. The problem here is, halos lahat (mga 80-90 percent ata) ng tumatakbo para sa kongreso ay “poor-quality people”. May choice ba kami? WALA.
    2. Grabe. Anyare sa mga pulitiko sa Pilipinas?

    • Commentator

      philippines elections is a PICK YOUR POISON affair.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    WHAT ARE WE IN POWER FOR! THESE PEOPLE ARE “KAPAL-MUKS” NA MAY DALANG WALANG HIYA.

  • titolim

    the better is (NO SOLONS, NO PROBLEM)

    • doncleo

      OK, ABOLISH THE CONGRESS!!

      • Commentator

        KILL THE FLICKERS!

  • Acheron

    their salaries are just peanuts compared to the real money they get. They will just be saying “bring it on”

  • manuel yaptangco

    The screaming headline should read…”no work, no votes” instead, We shouldn’t waste our votes on solons who make a career out of absenteeism and not lawmaking. Plain and simple.

    • Nimrod Suaez

      Good idea…no senators and congressmen for a change, all of them are lazy…only good at gradstanding…

    • popeyee

      kung ganyan ang policy na susundin, sure 5% lang ang mananalo…siguro sa mga re-electionist 0%…

  • kunsabagay

    peanuts compared to the massive pork barrel that they use as their own personal piggy bank

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Crops up every election period, never carried out, impossible dream…..hope they are serious this time,,,,,also no work, no pork ….LOL

  • Guest

    NO WORK, NO PORK MUCH BETTER

  • gikiness

    NO WORK, NO PORK BARREL, MUCH BETTER

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Wala na lang Senatongs and Tongressmen, wala namang silbi ang mga yan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001470427957 Willie Bellen Somabes

    kaysarap pakinggan, kaso sa dami ng mga batugang masasagasaan, malamang matulog lang ang panukalang iyan..remember noynoying :D

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Its in the constitution…lets see if they can pass and enabling law against their laziness.. no work …… no pork, no pay……..hahahahahahaha

  • $26606290

    Publicize the attendance records. Let’s try to keep them from office before thinking of fining them. …..at the end, we deserve what who we vote for….

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Except for JOKER ARROYO….never absent and does not waste taxpayers pork money…he is the one who can cast the FIRST STONE….by pushing the enabling law for NO WORK….NO PAY, NO PORK on lazy senators/congressmen…and maybe suspension for 30 days after 15 absences……

  • divictes

    Good idea! Now who’s going to bell the cat?

  • poroawan

    An ordinary worker who missed work and don’t have a vacation, will not be paid during that day-off. While our beloved “law breakers” who doesn’t attend any session or caucus will always be paid by the taxpayers.. Got the picture..

  • kapatad

    to dream the impossible dream….

  • penoy2012

    You mean wala nang magiging sweldo si jules ledesma?

  • Jay Ramos

    They should make a law that would put limit on absenteeism and when exceeded they should be removed from service if no valid reason is given. If our senators and congressmen are really for good governance they should pass this law once and for all, otherwise it is just for a show to get voters attention!

  • 56del_11

    ibasura ang PORK BARREL para wla nang nakawin at ipamulsang pera ng bayan, at ang mga kakandidato na lang ay iyong gusto tlagang maglingkod s bayan

  • Jeanne Thompson

    Maganda ang suggestion na yan. Mas lalong maganda kung mawawala din ang pork barrel. Sa tingin ko, halos matitino lamang na mga politiko ang tatakbo para sa position ng congressman.

  • boypalaban

    sunugin ang pamilya ng mga walanghiyang pulitiko na yan…damay damay na…baka sakaling tumino ang mga sinumpang yan…

  • tyurl

    Their salary is peanuts. Pay is small. Pork is big! Abolish Pork.

  • Mel

    Ok din sana kaso hindi naman iindahin yan dahil sa iba sila kumikita hindi sa sweldo.

  • beardedone

    Inquirer: Why not post attendee figures of all senators with an article like this and get a comment from each one of them.

    The serial no-shows would most likely claim they’ve been meeting their voters, therefore absent, which of course is bullshit, but all of this would be important information BEFORE the elections.

  • Alejandro Canda

    Leadership in both houses of congress must enforce strictly the rules on attendance of sessions. There must be a daily report of attendance published by national newspapers and broadcast media so that the people will know and shame these scalawags of congress.

  • jackereno

    WALA YAN, MAGKANO LANG NAMAN ANG SAHOD NILA, EH MADALI LANG BAWIIN SA PORK BARREL ANG SALARY DEDUCTION. DAPAT I ABOLISH ANG PORK BARREL, SAKA LANG TAYO MAGKAKAROON NG TUNAY NA MAMBABATAS, MAWAWALA IYANG MGA NAGSEMINAR LANG PWEDE NA. MAGKAKAROON TAYO NG HIGHLY QUALIFIED, TRUE MAKABAYAN NA MAMBABATAS. OTHERWISE USELESS ANG ELECTION NATIN, SAYANG ANG MILLIONS OF TAXES NA INUUBOS DIYAN. LOOK AT THE QUALITY OF OUR POLITICIANS, PURO BASURA DAHIL PERA PERA LANG ANG LABANAN.

  • Alejandro Canda

    Senators and congressmen attending fights of Manny Pacquiao abroad during sessions of congress must forfeit their whole year of salaries and allowances. In addition, they should be made to explain before the public thru newspapers and broadcast media why they should not be given their PDAF for the year. Reactions from the public as to whether their explanations should be accepted or not must be the basis of sanctions.

  • Magsasaka

    this penalty is quite light, very light how about no work, no pork

  • http://enria.org/ scconcern

    okey… no work, no pay…that is not enough for Pinoy tongressman and senetong. What is needed is basically, ABOLITON OF PORK BARREL. Tongress main task is to legislate laws, important to the “interest” of their constituent, not money. If they are sincere and smart, in uplifting the life of their constituent, they can legislate and lobby laws that will benefit financialy their constituent. What our tongress knows are “band aid” solution o “tinga tinga” o “pang isang kahig-isang tuka” o “adlaw adlaw pakaoun”. They should think of major project for long term employement and income.
    Good example is the tar sands of Alberta, Canada…thru legislation, to finanace a pilot plant in extracting oil from the sand. Now Alberta is the riches province in Canada.

  • regd

    It will never work! The Filipino MUTTS will keep sending the same idiotic politician to office! Why? Because they are too stupid to believe promises after promises, lies after lies! Works all the time.

  • Noriel Bernabe

    The primary job of a legislator is to legislate law. Having said that, congress would do better sans the PDAF. Sans the PDAF no more corooks will run for congress and only the true public servants would envision of becoming a legislator.

    It is sad that this administration even bloated the budget of each legislators to control the majority in the lower house. Just last year, COA wrote individual letters to congressmen about their questionable use of PDAF. Many of these congressmen belongs to the liberal party.The same lawmakers mostly allied with noynoy have pending graft and corruption charges in the office of the ombudsman. To date, their cases are collecting dust in the office of the ombudsman.. why?

  • Hey_Dudes

    In the city where I reside, our mayor is practically a part time job. He presides on important city meetings and official functions and he work full time job as bank manager. The business of managing city day to day functions is handled by the city manager, police matters by the police chief and fire department by the fire marshal. Things are pretty much effective with limited interference from one agency to another. In our country, for the life of me, I never understand why the secretary of DILG is also responsible not only for the police organization but also fire department and others. You can see clearly where and why there is always gridlock when chiefs of these departments need to secure confirmation or any other authorization from another. Until this is sorted out in an effort to run government smoothly, effective and correctly, our government agencies will always be a training ground for clowns. It would save the country enormous amount of money if congress will be part time basis and only paid base on attendance. How’s that?

    • batangsulpok

      Agree ako sa mga sinabi mo kabayan pero mahirap mangyari sa Pilipinas dahil ang mga taong nasa puwesto sa atin ay POWER HUNGRY, example na lang ay ang Mayor, lahat kailangang dumaan sa kaniya at kung walang ok, di puwede at wala ka ng marinig kundi SI MAYOR ANG BAHALA kaya walang asenso, isa pa, ang mga kababayan natin ay kahit kitang-kita ang mali, sila pa rin ang iboboto pagdating ng election dahil sa utang na loob o kamag-anak o kaibigan o kabarkada, sabihin na nating BOBOTANTE sila.

      • popeyee

        I agree. Tingnan nyo si Maliksi talo na at pinaaalis na ng SC ay ipinagtatanggol pa ng kanyang supporters kuno..

    • Commentator

      paid base on attendance? the ph politicians doesnt care about their salary. its too small. they get their money from the pork barrel and “donations” from corrupt sources.

  • duralex_sedlex

    kailangan mag-ingay tayong mga netizens dapat laging pag-usapan ang mga ganitong mahahalagang issues at ipahayag ang ating opinion at saloobin. sa ganang akin po ang pinakamaganda sa ngayon ay ma-ammend na ang ating constitution. isama po dito ang penalty sa absentee congressman at senators na pwede silang matanggal sa pwesto kagaya ng isang pangkaraniwang empleyado ng gobyerno. para sa akin mas makakabuti po na isama na rin sa ammendment ng constitution na alisin na lang yang pork barrel para mawalan na ng interes ang mga demonyo na kumandidato dahil wala na silang mananakaw sa gobyerno. lahat po ng projects ng bawat province, city and municipality ay kailangan magsubmit ng 3 year development plan kasama na ang budget para mapag-aralan kung alin dito ang magiging priority projects at ang national government na ang bahala sa lahat pero kailangan merong transparency sa biddings na open to public scrutiny. idagdag na rin po sa ammendment na bawal ang political dynasty or nepotism sa gobyerno. isang miyembro lang po ng pamilya ang pwedeng maglingkod sa gobyerno. kapag natapos rin po ang 3 terms bawal na po ulit kumandidato sa same position forever. dapat rin po ay may sapat na qualification at pinag-aralan lalo po kung legislative positions. dapat po ay morally upright at walang kabit or ibang pamilya. kapag naging presidente na ng Pilipinas bawal ng kumandidato sa anumang posisyon kahit pa barangay captain. Kasama rin po sa ammendment ang pag professionalize po lahat ng sangay ng gobyerno at maging mahigpit sa hiring at ipagbawal rin po ang nepotism or kamag-anak system. Ipagbawal na po ang appointee ng mga local government officials para wala na rin ghost employees at mga walang pakinabang na empleyado ng gobyerno. I-review po yung current roster ng employees ng gobyerno sa bawat local and national departments and offices kasama ang GOCC at semi government controlled. Yun pong mga absentee, may mga pending na kaso ng graft and corruption ay dapat bigyan na ng warning for termination. Kailangan mag submit po lahat ng employees ng gobyerno Statement of Assets and Liabilities kasama na po ang regular na pag character inspection sa bawat empleyado para mahuli po yung merong unexplained wealth. Sa palagay ko po pag nangyari ito baka po ang graft at corruption sa gobyerno ay eventually ay mawawala na. Pero paano po magagawa ito? Sana po magkaroon na ng Charter Change (Cha Cha) dahil napapanahon na po ito. Dapat ang mga magiging member po ng constitutional convention ay iboboto ng taong bayan pero ang magno-nominate po ng mga candidates ay dapat simbahan, academe, NGO at credible institutions. Dapat po magkaroon ng representative ang bawat sector ng lipunan para maganda ang resulta. Bawal pong ma nominate yung mga active na politicians at yun pong me mga kaso.
    Habang marami na po tayong gising sa mga tunay na issue sa ating bansa ay tayo po ang magtuturo sa mga bobo at inosente nating kababayan para sila ay mag mature na pagdating sa pulitika at alam nila kung ano ang dapat at maganda para sa gobyerno, sa taong bayan at sa ating bansa. Ano sa palagay nyo mga kababayan?

  • B3ntong

    Let’s make this IDEA to reality. Incompetence and awol a ground for FIRING!!!

  • duralex_sedlex

    kailangan mag-ingay tayong mga netizens dapat laging pag-usapan ang mga ganitong mahahalagang issues at ipahayag ang ating opinion at saloobin. sa ganang akin po ang pinakamaganda sa ngayon ay ma-ammend na ang ating constitution. isama po dito ang penalty sa absentee congressman at senators na pwede silang matanggal sa pwesto kagaya ng isang pangkaraniwang empleyado ng gobyerno. para sa akin mas makakabuti po na isama na rin sa ammendment ng constitution na alisin na lang yang pork barrel para mawalan na ng interes ang mga demonyo na kumandidato dahil wala na silang mananakaw sa gobyerno. lahat po ng projects ng bawat province, city and municipality ay kailangan magsubmit ng 3 year development plan kasama na ang budget para mapag-aralan kung alin dito ang magiging priority projects at ang national government na ang bahala sa lahat pero kailangan merong transparency sa biddings na open to public scrutiny. idagdag na rin po sa ammendment na bawal ang political dynasty or nepotism sa gobyerno. isang miyembro lang po ng pamilya ang pwedeng maglingkod sa gobyerno. kapag natapos rin po ang 3 terms bawal na po ulit kumandidato sa same position forever. dapat rin po ay may sapat na qualification at pinag-aralan lalo po kung legislative positions. dapat po ay morally upright at walang kabit or ibang pamilya. kapag naging presidente na ng Pilipinas bawal ng kumandidato sa anumang posisyon kahit pa barangay captain. Kasama rin po sa ammendment ang pag professionalize po lahat ng sangay ng gobyerno at maging mahigpit sa hiring at ipagbawal rin po ang nepotism or kamag-anak system. Ipagbawal na po ang appointee ng mga local government officials para wala na rin ghost employees at mga walang pakinabang na empleyado ng gobyerno. I-review po yung current roster ng employees ng gobyerno sa bawat local and national departments and offices kasama ang GOCC at semi government controlled. Yun pong mga absentee, may mga pending na kaso ng graft and corruption ay dapat bigyan na ng warning for termination. Kailangan mag submit po lahat ng employees ng gobyerno Statement of Assets and Liabilities kasama na po ang regular na pag character inspection sa bawat empleyado para mahuli po yung merong unexplained wealth. Sa palagay ko po pag nangyari ito baka po ang graft at corruption sa gobyerno ay eventually ay mawawala na. Pero paano po magagawa ito? Sana po magkaroon na ng Charter Change (Cha Cha) dahil napapanahon na po ito. Dapat ang mga magiging member po ng constitutional convention ay iboboto ng taong bayan pero ang magno-nominate po ng mga candidates ay dapat simbahan, academe, NGO at credible institutions. Dapat po magkaroon ng representative ang bawat sector ng lipunan para maganda ang resulta. Bawal pong ma nominate yung mga active na politicians at yun pong me mga kaso.

    Habang marami na po tayong gising sa mga tunay na issue sa ating bansa ay tayo po ang magtuturo sa mga bobo at inosente nating kababayan para sila ay mag mature na pagdating sa pulitika at alam nila kung ano ang dapat at maganda para sa gobyerno, sa taong bayan at sa ating bansa. Ano sa palagay nyo mga kababayan?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lea-Szhim/1484446420 Jastin Barber

    this is a good law or policy to penalize lazy lawmakers, they are not God.

  • KapampangangMangyan

    NO WORK, NO PORK!!!

  • alex_diaz2014

    I don’t think your congressman will mind, they don’t get their money from their salaries, they get them from their kickbacks from their pork barrel. The better solution would be no work no pork barrel!

  • rawsteel

    No need to attend. Kick back sa pork barrel,happy happy na.

  • david

    dapat lang. karaniwang empleyado alang sahod if absent. bakit mga tongressmen at senatong special? besides, legislation ang trabaho nila kaya dapat nasa session sila lagi. hindi yung naglalamyerda kung saan saan o kaya nanonood ng boksing kung di man nagbo-boksing.

  • ever green

    dapat kung absent ng more than 5 days, considered resigned na siya bilang congressman……..

    • boymanok

      wag naman baka wala ng matira…lol

  • Jun Manacsa

    Solons/congressmen ran for office not because of salary pay… as long as they get their share of the pork barrels and allowances, they don’t care about their meager salary…

  • Billy Moreno

    for 5 unauthorized absences, they should be fired and replaced with the next in line (yong natalo) and so on. Tingnan natin kung may a-absent kasi papalitan siya ng kalaban nya. This should be made into a LAW!

  • Mita

    No work = no salary, no pork barrel, and NO RE-ELECTION or election to any gov’t post.

  • calixto909

    Even the so called PDAF shouldn’t be released to any absentee solon as a preventive measure for absenteeism. This no work no pay policy is applied to government employees so why not include these solons who enacted it into law?

  • Albert Einstien

    no work no pay..crazy idea….we should dissolve congress..there are too many OVERLAPPING & REDUNDANT laws already besides they can not be even enforce by the executive because they are AGAINST KKK’s best interest.. …..if you allow solons to work that will TRANSLATE to more & vigorous corruption…they have more time LOOKING for KICKBACKS, COMMISSIONS & LAGAY…. : > )

  • $41083759

    Agree kami diyan!! Yes na yes po!!

  • Jimbox88

    Paano yan makakapasa, sila-sila din mag reject jan.

    NO WORK NO PORK sa mga walanghiya!

  • http://78angles.blogspot.com/ JahreDistrict78

    Kayang solusyunan yan ng matatalino

    Ghost Employee !

    Ghost Lawmaker 0(‘-‘)0

  • Joseph St John

    The voters are themselves to blame if they don’t get quality service from their respective elected lawmakers.Some voters are so stupid for voting for stupid lawmakers because either the candidates are guapo and guapa and above all the candidate is very popular artista but know nothing about governance. and also most voters sell their votes.

  • pilosopo4

    We should penalize voters who habitually vote for personalities..these politicians are useless when elected.

  • basang sisiw

    that should have been done long time ago. maraming mga papogi lang dyan sa gobyerno. dapat ipasakatuparan na ipagbawal na ang “political dynasty” na yan. very nasty! pareho lang yan ng “nepotism”.

  • Jimbox88

    Firing squad kaya?!? just thinking…….

  • ArmchairGeek

    No work, no pork!

  • CmdrAdobo

    This fine does not work. They will just stop working and pay the fine. Should suspend or publish it somewhere if they dont attend.

  • kismaytami

    Hindi naman salary ang importante sa mga solon, kundi yung pork barrel. Dapat tanggalin yung pork barrel na yan. Ewan ko lang kung magkakandarapa pa sila tuwing eleksyon.

  • patrickinca

    Fine them or send them to jail and dont allow them to get into office again.

  • ikesbox

    Why go farther, don’t pay them when they’re absent and penalize them heavily if their absence causes lack of quorum. It’s only fair, each time a quorum is not reached the legislature is paralyzed, we still pay for those who are present though no business can be transacted with voting.

  • brianitus

    I don’t believe that this idea would work. If shaming the congressmen and senators was enough, then the news reports about absentee solons would have worked already. Great idea but the kakapalans of these politicos are different from the average Pinoy. I think absenteeism should be dealt with using more than just fines. How about suspension?

    As for work output, I believe that quality work isn’t just “being there.” Classic cases are: our current president (when he was senator), incumbent Senator Lapid…sino pa ba?

  • JosengSisiw1

    Why not abolish both the houses? We know that we dont need Revilla, Estrada, Sotto, Enrile etc… They are all the same breed of thieving senators who spent taxpayers’ money to pojects that according to these liars they ignorantly dont know of.

  • Stuubs

    Both senate and congress are the house of lies and the thieves !

  • jgl414567

    If chronic absenteeism is a ground for termination in the private sector senators and congressmen who are chronically absent should be expelled and a law should be passed to this effect!

  • droccu

    Pay is nothing to this lazy solons. Hit them where it would hurt…It should be: NO work, NO PORK!

  • $44479964

    In school, if you accumulate absences more than 20% of the total number of hours you are supposed to attend the class, you will be given a Failure Due to Absences mark. Sa senado, dapat dismiss due to absences.

  • ThePattern

    good luck kung magkatotoo man ito.

  • Seaflip

    I tell yah, nothing better is coming in the horizon with the same ugly recycled faces the Filipinos will have to deal with. How about one popular senator under our payroll who likes to watch his GF’s film shooting, rocks the boat with GF’s parents, and consumes prodigious amount of alcohol while pretending to serve the interests of the Filipinos. Dang we’re screwed!!!!

    • buttones

      I’ll drink to that… cheers!

    • boymanok

      hmmm let me guess….yan yata yung magaling kuno dumaldal sa tagalog kaya nakukuha yung simpatiya ng mga bugok na botante, dating crony rin yung tatay nyan di ba?

    • Commentator

      escudero! dinadaan sa salita ng fotangina akala mo magaling. daming ganyan sa pilipinas.

  • Cano Manuel

    Well there are 365 days per year. If pork barrel can’t be removed, at least it should be reduced and their salaries deducted equivalent to the percentage of the number of days they were absent. There should also be a quota to a number of bills they should pass or amend. If they can’t reach that quota, their offices should not receive any funding. Why fund something that doesn’t work?!!

  • ODAPAIN

    why not just get rid them,better for all.why let stay in office ,Pinoys deserve better ,its our taxes and time that these politicians waste

  • Edzel N. Palacio

    Do not vote for showbiz senatorial candidates being endorsed by the showbiz President and his 4 witches/sisters

    • Commentator

      i voted for gordon but aquino is doing a good job at the moment. pansin ko lang wala ng “scandals” like nung arrovo administration.

  • anton kinuton

    they dont care about fines, they have their pork barrels anyway. Maybe, a million deducted from their pork barrel for every absence in session or committee meeting will compel them to attend.

  • Mr. Skeptic

    These politicians are only in public office to earn money from their fat pork barrel allocations and other perks. Just get rid of that goddam pork barrel and let’s see if these politicians will still be running for office.

  • buttones

    If it has got to the appalling state that legislation has to be passed to fine truant Congressman, then all is lost, it’s a sad comment on our nation, and what would it mean anyway. For example,let’s say I’m a hot shot boxer who can nip across to Vegas and pick up the odd billion peso or so for an hours work, do you think I’m concerned about the
    paltry fines? And that applies to all the actors and actresses and the lawyers still in private practice as well, let alone the owners of duty free ports… it’s a silly idea, and if anybody thinks they can stop the 67 years of failure by Congress just by fines, they must be
    out of their mind….

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    GORDON U GOT OUR VOTE

  • popeyee

    Shame them, Mr. Gordon? Kandidato pa lang ang mga iyan ay wala ng hiya, ano pa kaya nahalal at nakaupo na sa congress? Hindi lang hiya ang mawawala sa mga iyan baka pati kaluluwa wala na rin…

  • KappaPhiPhi

    ha, ha, ha. why would the solons inflict this to themselves?

  • rlo

    How do you penalize men that make more than 2 million annually outside of their government pay? For most of them public service is not really what they’re after. If I was making that much paper I wouldn’t even think of being a servant to the people unless it benefits me immensely. Really, you think guys like Belmonte, Benitez, Romualdes, Ledesma et al….multi-millionaires…..probably billionaires, we don’t know…..really, guys like these with vast business interests are in it for the privilege of serving the people? And these people double or triple their income still while in office. What wonders can the office do? 3 absences (explained or not), removal from office. If there are medical reasons, then it means he/she is not physically fit to serve. Cut them off. That’s it. monetary penalties be damned. Whatever amount you say will just be paid through kickbacks from the pork – no. it will just motivate them to steal more.

  • tilamsik

    TAKE THE PORK AWAY! PERIOD

  • Manuel_II

    Kahit walang sahod, tatawanan ka pa ng mga yan, LOL

  • ApoNiLolo

    Penalize them by deducting from their salary the number of days they’re absent? That’s nothing but a slap on the wrist. Their salary are just mere allowances. Their “real salary” is what they get from shares of their “extra-curricular projects”.

    Withhold their pork-barrels. Let’s see who among them sleeps in their offices just so they’ll be early in the plenary hall. >: D

  • Pulokoy

    no attendance no PORK!!!

  • Anqui

    No one to blame but the Filipino Electorate…we need to be educated on selecting our leaders. In the Senate may mga GONGGONG!!!

  • Bien Carcellar

    It should be NO WORK, NO PORK…they dont mind their salary,its negligible for the filthy reach congressmen.

  • Fulpol

    no bills passed, in Congress and in Senate… he became a President…

    any complaint??

    LOL

  • Azniro Onaici

    If indeed this can be done, then although my vote is a drop of water in bucket, I will encourage my relatives and friends to cast their votes for these candidates whether neophytes of old hands.

  • Fulpol

    they should start to initiate “conferencing” in Congress… remote and absentee Congressmen could attend sessions on real time…

    while having a good time in a private room, they can simultaneously fulfill their duties..

  • Azniro Onaici

    Who invented this BABOY barrel? Of course the law makers and this is why many are aiming to be law makers.

    • Commentator

      true that!

  • paulapaula

    DAPAT LANG… ANG TOP 10 ABSENTEE, ISAPUBLIKO AT I-DISQUALIFY SA NEXT 2 ELECTIONS. (mabait pa’ko nyan kasi hindi “ban” for life! hehehe)

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Why no work no pay? No work no more politician ang dapat. Pugutan na lang ng ulo.

  • Paking

    In school, students with many absences are dropped or if the performance is poor, they fail. At work, poor performing employees are removed. In the senate and congress, absenteeism and poor performance are tolerated. The lawmakers easily abuse their position without disciplinary action and continue to enjoy all benefits. Dahil sa sarap, gustong ipamana sa kapamilya. Hangga’t di natin babaguhin ito, di tayo uunlad dahil magpapatuloy lagi sa puwesto ang mga abusadong politiko.

  • mekeni62

    puwing lang naman ang sahod ng mga iyan kumpara sa pork nila. dapat “NO WORK NO PORK” policy.

  • rlo

    my post was deleted? What? Mentioning millionaires congressmans names isn’t allowed?

  • boldyak

    ang mga congressman at senators ngayon ang pinaka walang hiya na kalseng tao sa pinas….hope their kinds are eliminated….kakabusit na talaga

    • boymanok

      teka, isama na natin yung mga bobong botante

    • Commentator

      you forgot the useless,corrupt, annoying and “angry” sonsofbritches na nagwowowork sa mga govt agencies like BIR, DFA, Customs etc.

  • Joel Barquez

    Absenteeism… as leaders of this country, you are showing bad example. Shame on you!

  • joshmale2004

    Useless Proposition from useless politicians.

  • whyinthisworld

    that’s a welcome move but it’s only a penny centavo for them as most of the congressmen have hidden millions courtesy of filipino tax payers.. In addition, eliminate CDA. They should concentrate on proposing and making laws but not to creat imaginary or sub-standard projects and pocket our money later on.

  • boymanok

    kapag laging absent, maganda rin mag-mandatory OJT sila sa basilan or jolo for one year for countryside development talks with the abu sayyaf

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    tanggalin na kasi ang pork barrel na yan

    at tanggalin din sila sa pwesto pag absinero…

  • brum

    Name and shame these lawmakers. Filipinos are smart voters now – we refuse to be fooled any longer!

    • Commentator

      “Filipinos are smart voters now”.

      errr…i dont know dude…

      in Manila, a convicted plunderer is running for mayor. lets see if he wins.

  • Karabkatab

    No Work, No Pay? No Problem… (as long as the pork is intact)

  • sanjuan683

    hehehehe Anong gimmick na naman yan election kasi kaya nagpapasikat ka Bam.

  • lolo_Jose

    ANG mga buwayang tongressman kaya lang naman sila nagsisikap manalo HINDI dahil sa gusto nilang maglingkod sa taong bayan KUNDI sa pork barrel na makukuha nila!!!
    Dapat alisin na ang pinagnanasahan ng mga ulupong at ganid na politiko!!!
    ALISIN NA ANG PORK BARREL!!!!

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    dapat yong pork barrel ang tangalin niyo,,,magnanakaw

  • KenKhoy

    ba mga crocodilians nga kahit ilang buwan hindi kumakain, sisiw lang yan kahit walang sueldo, busog na busog naman sa pork……..

  • Hellomr

    No work no pay and pork barel has to be abolished aswell …. Whoever from the senate and on the congress willing to accept it. If they’ll agreed then their intension to serve the people are real.

  • JasonBieber

    That’s not going to happen anytime soon. Let’s be honest these elected people get paid a lot to do a little or to be more specific they get paid a lot and do a little. Just take a look at PNoy…him and his crew are surely rich individuals but what have they done to improve the country? and jailing GMA and impeaching Corona don’t count for anything coz that does nothing for the country.

  • ReneV

    No Work for Government Officials – No Pork. DO THESE PEOPLE REALLY DESERVE A SALARY?

  • JACSy

    pati no ID, no entry; no guts, no glory; no money , no honey

  • kilabot

    si noykapon tiyak ang mangunguna dyan.
    zero performance as cong and senator;
    hindi lang sa legislative, isama na pati executive;
    noynoying on sabah, mindanao power, tuition, employment, crime…

  • Euan Mac

    LEAVE THEM ALONE. MORE MONEY = ABUNDANT LIVE = HAPPY LIFE = CANCER!

  • Commentator

    after the term of these mofos, voting should be held to decide if they did their job. a simple YES/NO will suffice. any mofos that “failed” base on the YES/NO count should be KILLED.

  • Commentator

    we need more JOBLESS politicians.

    dead politicians is ok too…

  • igmat

    this proposal albeit difficult is very appropriate among solons where legislation is the primary job.they are not executive so no need to visit places. “No Pork” is a better option as suggested below though.

  • leomar101

    First, this no work no pay for solons topic is just for candidates to gain popular points so that voters will vote for them. And for baby bum aquino, its the right issue to dope voters to vote for him. Bakit ko nasabi yan? Sapagkat nadala na ako sa pangako ng kanyang pinsan. During campaign period last presidential election, itong mongol na presidente na ito ay nangako na kapag siya ay naging presidente ay ipapasa niya at maging batas ang FOI bill. Atake siya ng atake laban sa kanyang no.1 na kaaway dahil doon sa FOI na hindi naging batas sa panahon ni Gloria. At ang mga umaasang botante ay naloko ni Mongol. Anong nangyari sa FOI? hanggang ngayon ay nasa limbo pa rin.At manatiling hanggan doon as long a mongol is the president. Ayaw niyang mabisto eh.

    Secondly, itong idea na no work no pay ay hindi uobra sa mga buaya. Kailan man ay hindi ito maging batas sapagkat walang conggressman ang susoporta sa panukalang ito. Mabawasan ang kanilang kita. Sa commitee palang ay patay na ang bill na ito. At kung sakaling mag survive at darating na sa botohan papatayin rin ito by lack of quorum at kung darating man sa kamay ng isang presidente ay i veto rin niya . hahahaha. Tandaan ninyo any legislation or bill na may disadvantage sa mga buayang ito ay hindi maging batas. At kung may batas man silang magawa, ay mas marami pa ang loop holes. Para kung maipit sila ay makalusot pa rin pag dating ng araw. Sinong lokohin ni bumbum aquino sa “no work no pay na ito?” Ang FOI bill ay isang tunay na halimbawa na nagpatunay kung ang intensyon ni Aquino noon ay totoo or fake. See for yourself kung paano pinatay ang FOI ng mga buayang congressmen at si mongol aquino na hindi nag certify na urgent ang bill na ito. Simply pinatay ng mga ally ni mongol ang FOI dahil na rin sa utos ng malacanang. hahahahah”my foot”

  • labcu

    kasalanan pa ng mamayan kung bakit maraming absences ang mga nasa posisyon dahil ibinoto sila. it is expected that every public officials and employees of the government is bind to discharge their duties and functions to the best of their knowledge,abilities, skills and time. no enough excuses to justify such and please don’t throw the blame on the people.

  • Luthmar

    Abolish the pork barrel and they will all disappear. YEEEEEEEEEY. Definite victory for the country and the Filipino people. As far as absences are concerned, I’m sure Manny Pacquiao is No.1. If he is not not on TV, he is training for his boxing matches or on holidays, etc. Kapal muks din ang Manny na ito. He should just sit in his yacht and enjoy his money. Leave politics alone. He maybe donating a lot in kind but what kind of policies has he introduced and what have been accepted to become a law. If he is truly sincere in helping the country, he will be much more effective if he is not in politics. He does not have to answer to anybody.

    All politicians with many absences should be announced in the newspaper, on radio and on television. The people will take care of them come election time.

  • boybakal

    No work, no pay for solons pushed….

    During election, No Work, No Pay.
    After elected, No Work, Double Pay plus Pork Barrel increase.

  • bayankopdi

    THE BEST SOLUTION TO HAVE A CREDIBLE AND EFFECTIVE CONGRESS IS TO ABOLISH THE PORK BARREL BECAUSE SHALL WE SAY THERE ARE ONLY 2 OR 3 CONGRESSMEN WHO ARE THERE TO MAKE GOOD LAWS FOR THE COUNTRY AND THE REST ARE THERE JUST TO TAKE THERE PORK BARREL AND ALLOWANCES. AS LONG AS THE PORK BARREL EXISTS, WE WILL NEVER HAVE A CREDIBLE CONGRESS.

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    Thats the way to go. No work, no pay.

  • Janch

    Yes!
    And we need an FOI law.

  • JosengSisiw1

    They have pork barrel so they will not care about their salaries. How about 2 warnings and then termination? The warning should be published and their constituents advised. I think this is more effective.

  • suburbanmother

    Is there any candidate promising to abolish the pork barrel?

  • jdelacruz13

    LOL …. only in the phils . kelangan ma-principals office itong mga senatongs at tonggressmans …

  • white scorpion

    eh! eh! question please. what do you exactly mean “no work, no pay”? is it present kahit walang ginagawa, or sleeping on duty? or actual (intelligent) participation sa discussion ng BILLS?

  • Be Nice

    How about, NO SPONSORED BILL OR AMENDMENT, NO PAY.

  • $19543087

    Require all media outlets to set aside a portion of their publications a list of senators & congressmen who are absent on a daily or weekly basis so that the electorate are properly informed. Right now we don’t know who these people are.

  • doublecross

    matagl na eto, sa senate at congress, ngayon lang nila ipupushed….BULLS**T!

  • $14334231

    “no work, no pay” won’t work on these greedy individuals….salary is nothing to them….it is the pork and the power and the greed that they sought-after MOST…. read; DYNASTY!!…

  • YoungGen

    The two interconnected roots of evil, pork barrel and political dynasty. Your being here, keeps this crusade alive. Has a cracking effects on it. Eventually, we’ll conquer it. Labor on, Kabayans.

  • WeAry_Bat

    Fines and attendance publication. Oh, the Congress website doesn’t have an attendance log. To think even the smallest barrio hall has an attendance sheet.

    Plus additional fines for those who attend then leave midway through the session.

  • MonMayuga

    There are a lot of measures with which to make members of Congress accountable to the government and to the people they have sworn to serve. Even if most of these officials are moneyed, they still crave for more, usually much more than they deserve. We believe that they skip their official duties and use government time on lucrative personal financial activities.

    We have seen reports or complaints of some representatives whose pork barrel have been withheld by a sitting president. We age also seen a Senate President dole out huge sums to his friends and a measly amount to those whom he did not particularly like. If a the Speaker of the House or the Senate President can do that, why can they not withhold the perks and porks of those habitual absentees?

  • Matthew Reyes

    MISLEADING HEADLINE. There was no mention whatsoever of the “no work, no pay” proposal. “No work, you get fined” ang sinabi. Hayyy Inquirer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mario-Paul-Ramos/100000591505182 Paul Zomar

    MGA TULISAN KASI MGA HAYOP NA CONGRESS SAKSAKAN NG YAYABANG MGA INUTIL NAMAN MAGAGALING LANG MAGNAKAW KARMA SA MGA PAMILYA NYO

  • Momo chan

    many legislators, especially in the HOR, just raise hands during the roll call. After that, sibat na!

  • Aisa Pangdan

    Let us privatize the Senate and Lower House. Expenses, pork, allowances and attendance will be further controlled. LOLZ.

  • boybakal

    No work, no pay for solons pushed….

    Good idea….
    Being Senators and Congressmen is Public Service and not an Employment.

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