At first I thought PDAF was needed to keep conscientiously challenged members of congress at bay. A sitting president will need to have the power of the purse to prod or restrain key people in the pursuit of his or her programs. I thought without the PDAF, a sitting president would be powerless to effect change. No PDAF, no carrot, no stick.
On Valentines Day, the Sultan of Sulu sent a few armed men to Sabah to 'reclaim' it. Mr. Sultan claims that Sabah belongs to the Sultanate and that it is merely on lease to Malaysia for Php70,000 per year -- which tells me that I've been renting the wrong place this whole time! It appears nobody remembered to consider inflation when they were hammering out the lease agreement. Big mistake.