"I truly sympathize with the minority in the House and admire them for their never-say-die spirit. Out-talked, out-numbered, outmaneuvered and out-voted, they still persist in fighting to preserve the Constitution and save it from the very obvious attempt to ram the ploy, so fittingly called "Con-Ass" through the people's throats. Speaker Jose de Venecia has declared that he will have it by December 15. Why that date? The eve of the Christmas Season, the day before the Misa de Aguinaldo? Is he marking any special occasion? By the way, isn't that the anniversary of the fiery death of his daughter in their own home?"
- From Twinkling by Ninfa Leonardia, Visayan Daily Star, Dec. 7, 2006
(JDV photo from Bulatlat.com)