Hontiveros hits Cayetano’s appointment

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday expressed her concern about electing someone who is not part of the minority as the Commission on Appointments minority leader.

“I know Mr. Chairman, that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate may freely make its determination of who belongs to the minority, but making determinations to assuage less-than-institutional considerations strikes at the very heart of democracy,” Hontiveros said in her manifestation in the first plenary session in the 19th Congress.

“We cannot be majority, independent, or minority in different times for different reasons. It is important for bodies such as these to have clarity as to the positions of each member,” she added.

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