Saturday, December 18, 2010

85% of reps are absentees in House plenary sessions

ABS CBN reported that of the 283 members of the House of Representatives, 240 did not regularly attend the plenary sessions of the 15th Philippine Congress in their first six months in office--from July 26 to December 15.
The plenary sessions are where the House acts on pending businesses. This is in contrast with committee hearings wihere small groups of representatives meet.
The plenary sessions are scheduled from Mondays through Wednesdays at 16:00.
It goes without saying that only 43 (15%) of all congressmen regularly attended the plenary.
Of course, the public will expect various reasons why our lawmakers did not have perfect attendance.
The House Speaker refused to leak the data who among the representatives are the top absentees. He sad that it is the job of the House media.
Below is the list of the 43 congressmen who had perfect attendance in their first six months in office.
1. Pedro Acharon

2. Romeo Acop

3. Emmeline Aglipay

4. Rodolfo Albano Jr.

5. Tomas Apacible
6. Diosdado Ignacio “Dato” Arroyo

7. Amado Bagatsing

8. Bolet Banal

9. Pidi Barzaga

10. Leopoldo Bataoil
11. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte

12. Imelda Calixto-Rubiano

13. Winston Castelo

14. Jane Castro

15. Enrique Cojuangco
16. Maximo Dalog

17. Raul Daza

18. Rachel del Mar

19. Salvador Escudero III

20. Ben Evardone
21. Erico Fabian

22. Rodolfo Fari├▒as

23. Salvio Fortuno

24. Albert Garcia

25. Roilo Golez
26. Agapito Guanlao

27. Nur Jaafar

28. David Kho

29. Edcel Lagman

30. Budoy Madrona
31. Neil Montejo

32. Florencio Noel

33. Angelo Palmones

34. Rene Relampagos

35. Rufus Rodriguez
36. Herminia Roman

37. Jesus Sacdalan

38. Raden Sakaluran

39. Cesar Sarmiento

40. Mel Sarmiento
41. Marcelino Teodoro

42. Neil Tupas

43. Joey Zubiri

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