Battle Royale and more things that have more decorum than the House hearing on the Mamasapano Clash
We sum up everything you need to know about the hearing in Congress (Hint: Raucous!)
(SPOT.ph) HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN LIKE THIS? NOT GREAT, RIGHT?
Ahem. Well, if there's a lesson that we can learn from great people like the Luneta Emcee and Toni Gonzaga, it's that people believe that there is a place and time for everything. On April 7, members of the House of Representatives were asked to ponder this lesson. Because here are scenes that are more peaceful than the hearing they had on Tuesday:
Whatever was happening in Edge of Tomorrow.
Battle Royale. Because they had rules and the rules were followed.
Rock Concerts. People let the people on stage do their thing.
Bruce the shark from Jaws. It was just trying to protect its interests, er, itself...uh, the water?
Zombies. They move and function as a unit!
Negros Occidental Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Safety, had this to say, "Admittedly our first hearing fell short of the people’s expectation when we allowed our unbridled passion to get over sense of decorum. Let us not allow that to happen again. Let us prove the importance of this inquiry. I am appealing to our colleagues to be more discerning in putting forward concerns and questions in orderly proceeding."
If a video of the proceedings exists, it should not be aired. Anywhere. Out of respect for these public servants, for whom we voted because they convinced us that they can lead. The fact that they can't even let someone finish before butting in with their own opinion worries us. We quote GMA News' headline: For nearly two hours, no questions, just debates at House hearing on Mamasapano.
That's about 110 minutes longer than The Red Wedding from Game of Thrones. We're still reeling from the chaos.