Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla, wife of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., proposed a "resolution seeking to honor Supsup for the honor she brought to the country." (Full story here, as well as the other solons with similarly aligned thoughts: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/top-stories/13328-2-lawmakers-eye-shamcey-as-ph-tourism-booster)
And now, we have news of another solon, Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos, seeking to change the name of EDSA (Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue), the major thoroughfare in Metro Manila into Cory Aquino Avenue, who said that "Congress should give additional recognition to Mrs. Aquino being the first woman president of the country and an icon of democracy when she led the people in the 1986 People Power Revolution." (See: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/national/18124-solon-rename-edsa-to-president-corazon-c-aquino-avenue)
How can we even hope to compare proposals to honor a "beauty queen" and changing a highway's name, with a comprehensive piece of legislation that will effectively arrest unwanted pregnancies, curb the number of abortions in this country, and respect our free will to make our own choices regarding our own bodies?
Meanwhile, close to two decades after it was first brought up for legislative discussion, the RH Bill remains a non-entity, languishing in the halls of Congress despite the fact that every time people are polled, we want information that will save lives, we demand better public health services from our government, and it is our right to have all the scientific and factual information on hand to make decisions that can change each of our lives.
We need a better brand of legislator.