Kid: DePeDe... what’s that Dad?
Man: I don’t know!
Chairs read MA(FIA), a play on the initials MA (Supreme Court), and DPD but with the wording changed to read ‘Council of Performing Clowns’.
A plenary session of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) erupted into chaos Monday when councillors began squabbling over who should lead the meeting. The DPD has been embroiled in a protracted power struggle since a controversial Supreme Court verdict allowed the council’s former speaker and deputy speaker to continue their tenure until 2019.