Monday, September 26, 2011

This congressman should run after hair-stylists and not rallyists

Bad Hair Days for Pro-Planking: Anti - Planking Proponent Rep.Winston “Winnie” Castelo (Quezon City)

Bad bangs -sporting Congressman Winston “Winnie” Castelo (Quezon City) should be running after his hair stylist and not the “rallyists”.
His House Bill titled “Anti-Planking Act of 2011” that did not criminalize but prohibits planking among students is a waste of government resources and congressional saliva.
According to Wikepedia, planking (or the "Lying- Down- Game") is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location.
It is no different from sitting, jumping, and fist rising if one uses it as a form of protest. This actuation is protected by the “Freedom of Expression” clause of the Constitution – a high fundamental human rights given by the State to her citizens.
Castelo, who epitomizes the bozos in Congress, should know that planking is no different from barricading the highway that eventually causes traffic snarl.
One doesn’t need a new law on this. Since college students are mostly minor, their leaders who are legal aged should be liable if somebody sued them with illegal assembly, unjust vexation, and laws in relation to traffic.
A strike committed by demonstrators who are standing in the middle of the highway and demonstrators who plank are all the same. They both endanger themselves to passing motor vehicles.
Besides, there are a lot of pressing issues a lawmaker like Castelo could do to compensate the taxpayers’ monies paid to him.
This solon is worse than Senator Lito Lapid. At least the English language-handicapped solon has reason to lament the rejection of his “Overloading of School Bags” that caused why many Filipinos are as tall as their dark-skinned Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Next time Rep. Castelo should pass a bill, he should limit himself on the overloading of public utility vehicles (PUV). We don’t know it get pass on the three readings in the House and the Bicameral Committee of congress.
Besides, he ain’t got the same ridicule he got from the different sectors on his Anti-Planking Bill
Next time, Rep. Castelo should tinker on overloading of public utility vehicles sans planking. Who knows, it could pass the three reading requirements in  the House.

When Sheila  Marie Sison  became the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Superintendent of Department of Education (DepEd) in Pangasinan for 36 days, one the goodies she procured were three  sets of Close Circuit TV (CCTV) Camera worth P25 thousand that she immediately installed at different strategic locations of the DepEd’s office in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
A week before her OIC’s post term ended, a woman thief sneaked in one of the rooms at the second floor there and took the bag (that contained some valuables and  thousand of pesos cash inside) of a lady worker.
 Thanks to the CCTV cam, the thief was seen spiriting away through the main door up to the main gate.
But her face was exposed by a TV outfit and her printed photo from the tape of the CCTV was taken already by the police. Now the long-arm of the law is searching for her.

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