Kiki & Lala

House Resolution 1083

Posted on: November 19, 2010

Did you know that after my Dad’s passing, House Resolution 1083 was issued in the Philippine Congress?  HR 1083 is a “Resolution expressing the profound condolence of the House of Representatives on the demise of Hon. Emigdio S. Tanjuatco, Jr., former Representative of the 2nd district of Rizal during the 8th, 9th, and 10th Congresses.”

I guess this is the protocol when one of their alumni passes away for their years of services rendered.  And I suppose we should appreciate this most stately gesture but don’t you think  there are other more significant ways to memorialize this man?  Here are some ways I thought they could do this.   In my perfect, self-absorbed world they could do the following.

1.  They can find a solution to make cancer treatments more affordable and accessible to the poor. They could also find a way to provide support to the families of those fighting cancer, a la Gilda’s Club.

2.  They could appropriate more funds to making the Philippines a non-smoking country

3.   They could appropriate more money to the Dept. of Health to fund an aggressive campaign promoting vigilance in going for check-ups for early cancer detection.

4.  They could appropriate funds to the Star Foundation so we can send more deserving kids to good schools and train teachers to better and more committed public servants.  (I know.  I was being self serving)

The list can go on.

I know I should be a little more respectful of this gesture but these people were given a mandate by their voters to make a positive difference in people’s lives.  I don’t see how HR 1083 does that.


1 Response to "House Resolution 1083"

no, i didn’t know about HR 1083.
i agree – it’s a very SOP/token gesture.
hay… congress…

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