Rep. Amado Bagatsing files bill to create Philippine Legislative Academy, where lawmakers can be taught "values" that will make them "c

No, this is not a joke.

Leila Salaverria of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Rep. Amado Bagatsing of Manila’s 5th District has re-filed a bill creating the Philippine Legislative Academy where lawmakers will learn values to help them become competent leaders.


According to the report, the Philippine Legislative Academy seeks to arm legislators with the "proper training, outlook and empowerment as they perform their tasks of nation-building through legislation." Bagatsing said that aside from training congressmen and senators, the academy will also "teach and train legislative staff and committee secretariat members who will likewise be performing crucial tasks as they work with lawmakers."


The congressman supposedly "answered in the affirmative when asked if the academy would provide some form of values education." He filed it on July 1, just a few weeks before the pork barrel scam allegedly involving several legislators was exposed.

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