MANLA - The plenary hall was eerily quiet on Tuesday afternoon, hours after news reports spread that the Supreme Court had declared unconstitutional the pork barrel system.
House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora said few congressmen reported to plenary session and that no roll-call was made.
"The Minority always attends, we were there. Really, there were not enough people, No roll-call and we did not press for one. I suspect ordinary congressmen were not going to be too happy with the SC decision. It has not been adequately explained. We had not seen it as of yesterday afternoon…a better gauge will be this afternoon.”
He said the public should monitor today. “Let’s look at how many people will be attending. Let’s take a look at today’s session."
Tuesday's session was in stark contrast to the packed session hall on Monday, the first session held after the three week congressional break. Representatives from storm-hit areas delivered passionate privilege speeches and several resolutions were passed.