Opposition bet Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III urged the Senate to maintain its independence amid the House of Representatives’ recent approval of charter change. He was in Dumaguete Tuesday and met with Silliman law student in a forum. He also spoke at CROSSTALK over Bai Radio DYEM FM.
“It is high time that we bring in an independent Senate that is free from any form of influence, follows their wisdom and their heart in fulfilling their promises, and more than anything, faithful to the mandate and obligations bestowed upon them when they got elected by the people,” Tañada said in a statement.
TAnada who is running for the senate . criticized the Congress, saying it would follow orders of the Duterte administration to approve charter change and the martial law extension in Mindanao.”
Lorenzo “Erin” Reyes Tañada III 56, is a Filipino lawyer, broadcaster, and human rights and labor rights advocate who has served as a Deputy Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives. A member of the Liberal Party, he was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2004, as the representative of the 4th District of Quezon.
He is particularly well known for being the author the “Anti-Torture Act of 2009” (Republic Act No. 9749), the “Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity” (Republic Act No. 9851), and the “Renewable Energy Act of 2008” (RA 9513) as well as for his strong advocacy of the Freedom of Information Bill.
He currently serves as the manager for news and public affairs of UNTV-37 and host for several programs of the said station.