With comments on the news clips from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/707829/aquino-fails-to-see-dream-of-bbl-passage-before-his-last-sona
A lot of good things fail due to the absence of sincerity.
As the saying goes: "Sincerity is like a Black Ant, on a Black Rock, in the Darkest Night. It Exists, but Very Difficult to See." - Husni Adnan
On the BBL [Bangsamoro Basic Law]
"Delay is the operative word to describe the status of the BBL in the legislative mill. Malacañang is partly to be blamed for the delay, as it was able to submit the draft bill only in September 2014. But the bill suffered delay not only because of failure to meet deadlines. It also suffered setback due to questions over sincerity for peace."
On the FOI [Freedom of Information]
It's like saying "You can only see it with one eye."
On the APD [Anti-Political Dynasty]
Another bill stalled in the House was the measure prohibiting the proliferation of political dynasties. The measure intends to put a dynasty cap of one relative per politician. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., who himself has relatives in elective positions, wanted the bill to be amended to allow at least two relatives in public office.
The original dynasty cap of one family member in an elective position was criticized on the floor, for it would mean laying off at least 180 members of the 290-strong chamber. Meanwhile, a dynasty cap of at least two family members in politics would affect only 60 of 290 members.
Speaker Belmonte has said he wanted the bill to be passed on second reading before the congressional break on June 10, but it failed to get through amid a reported walkout by lawmakers to avoid a quorum.
Now, the anti-political dynasty bill would remain in a coma until other priority bills are finished. Gonzales said the challenge in the controversial bill is the opposition from congressmen who came from political clans themselves.
"Without sincerity, we can never put an end to political dynasty!"