“The road to perdition is paved with good intentions.”
Proponents of the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020 also deserves the benefit of the doubt. Definitely, they have good intentions when they passed the legislative measure. But to whom the good intentions are for, and how will these good intentions be interpreted is another story.
This administration is characterized by passing on the responsibility to others. For ensuring that the community quarantine regulations are imposed and Covid-19 assistance are distributed, the national government called on the local government units. For the massive Covid-testing, the government is relying on the Red Cross; and, for the proposed mandatory testing of the employees, the government is calling on the employers. For additional help to the workers, including the transportation of employees, the government is relying on the private sector.
After the ABS-CBN franchise renewal snafu, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano would not only like to prolong the TV network’s agony but also would like to emerge as a hero of the mess he himself made. Worse, the “heroic act” would be at the expense of the taxpayers’ money.
After the ABS-CBN franchise renewal snafu, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tried to make a comeback by threatening Solicitor General Jose Calida and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in a lengthy Facebook post. Sticking to the script, he came out again on May 13 hitting on the NTC for lying under oath during the public hearing but burying the issue that the House of Representatives committed a sin of omission by not religiously doing its job — to legislate.