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OK, this guy definitely deserves a reward for being assaulted by crazy pedestrians.
18. Good drivers win
Law low-down: In 2010, Representative Godofredo V. Arquiza filed House Bill No. 2010, "A Reward Scheme for Deserving Filipino Drivers." The law pushed for a discount to be granted to "good drivers" renewing their licenses.
Legal status: It's been pending with the Committee on Transportation since September 7, 2010. The law sounds good in theory. But then determining who would qualify as "deserving drivers" is another story.
Get a glimpse of the orchid that would probably become our second national flower.
17. Flower power
Law low-down: In February this year, House Bill No. 5655, which aims to have the Waling-waling orchid declared as a national flower, went through its second reading. The bill's principal author is Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano of Davao City's second district.
Lagal status: The law is backed by the National Museum, which said in a letter cited by Manila Bulletin Online: "Waling-Waling can either be designated as the national orchid of the country or as another national flower (considering) that other countries such as Indonesia have more than one national flower." Wow...we have time for this? How many textbooks have to be pulled out and revised to accomodate a second national flower? Why can't we just love one flower?