Are they like that in other countries?

@zenki08 (700)
Philippines
February 11, 2011 5:27am CST
With the recent passing of Sec. Angelo Reyes, it has got me thinking. Are the Legislatures in other countries like that? I mean do the treat witnesses like some kind of trash without rights. The practice of this lawmakers are not right. It's like they don't have dirt in them.
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@joshvlim (81)
11 Feb 11
On my own opinion it would be a yes if a majority of them are corrupt and its their way to cover up their dirty a--es, its like doing some media coverage pa-pogi and some sort of a little public service, I am sure that most if not a majority of our legislators are corrupt. They are the only ones who doesn't feel the hardships of attaining a good life in this country but we still have a choice and its up to us to improve our lives and do not get affected by those politicians.
@zenki08 (700)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
True but the system must change. Elections are more of a popularity contest.
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I would hazzard a guess that otehr public officials in other countries also practice the same (dirty) tactics that our estemed officals use on witness. We have to remind ourselves that the panel of investigators have a purpose in mind to make sure that they expose the truth (whatever side o kind) while giving them an opporutniy to look good in spite of their weak will to investigate further and cast the blame accordingly. In this method, more people will be more interested to know about the issue but also the expense of really getting justice while being fair and respectful is compromised.
@rsa101 (16716)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Feb 11
Well our senate and the congress are I would rate them as average. If you just watch world news there are lawmakers much worse than ours I think. If you go to Taiwan you can see that lawmakers make a scene like throwing chairs from one another and they could. I think ours is just a bit of an attitude adjustment that needs to be corrected. With the way the investigations are going they only need some constraints in dealing with people they suspect of doing fishy in the government.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
I'm confused by your question. Are you saying that Angelo Reyes is a witness? I guess you got your stories mixed up. Angelo Reyes is not a witness. He was called in for questioning because his wife has been travelling with General Ligot's wife to the US and they did that more than 30 times in 1 year. Angelo Reyes' wife was also speculated to have made General Ligot's wife a dummy to buy several houses in California.