There is a video circulating online wherein a smirking Drilon watched Pacquiao struggling to express himself in English during a senate interpellation.
The video was uploaded on the Facebook page of Rappler so its a given that the pro-Liberal crowd would make a mockery of Pacquiao in their home turf.
Read the sample below of the comments of the pro-Drilon netizens.
Jay Quiambao commented: “Haha man.. this is embarrassing. Coaches strategically sat next to the podium so they can tell Pacquiao what to say. Clearly, he’s just a clueless puppet..
Medyo naawa ako sa kanya cause I think he’s a good guy. But he should have never been a senator.”
Felline Reyes remarked: “Why do we have such uneducated lawmaker? Dapat talaga itaas a qualification ng mga tumatakbo sa politika. Populism at its finest! Nagmmake face pa na akala mo ang galing galing nya sumagot. Kpg binenta utak nito, magpprotesta pk. Sa kawalan ng laman dapat libre nalang.”
Jasmine Connelly-Piche said: “What a big shame … kahit anong coaching ng staff Nya mali mali parin tapos sabay tawanan mismong mga staff Nya. Next time mag Tagalog kanalang para humble ang dating .. Tingnan mo Ito ngayon pinagtayawanan kanlang mismong coach mo..”
Oliver Regner commented: “Bleed Manny Bleed!
Parang sa school lamang, yung bopols na studyante Tinatanong tapos Ang mga sagot nya galing sa bulong noong kaklase nyang palagi nyang ni lilibre sa recess ng lunch!”
You may watch the video below before reading the netizen’s post defending Pacquiao from critics.
Meanwhile, Tio Ralph, not his real name, took to Facebook to defend the senator from Gen. San against critics who ridiculed his difficulty in expressing his mind in the English language.
Tio Ralph said that the ability to speak English is not the main gauge of being a great public servant.
Likewise, Tio Ralph asked netizens who mocked Pacquiao to fill him in what the senator from Iloilo has done for country.
Check out the full text of Tio Ralph’s post below.
Sen. Manny Pacquaio is 100000000000000 times better than Sen. Franklin Drilon
Mga tukmol lahat ng bumabanat na naman ngayon dahil “nag nose bleed daw si Sen. Manny nung ka debate si Sen. Drilon.
Bakit? Is one’s ability of the English language the main gauge of being a great public servant? Kailan ba naging basehan ang Ingles para patotoo ng kalidad bilang mambabatas?
Aba! PUTANG INA ninyong lahat na kampi kay Drilon dahil lang mas mahusay ang English niya. Ano bang ginawa ng baboy na yan para sa bayan? Si Sen. Manny nagbigay dangal sa ating bayan and made the Filipinos become known in the entire world. That’s something a million Senator Drilons will never achieve in one million lifetimes.
Tapos don’t you remember that Sen. Manny some years ago donated from his own money to build houses for the poor, and even gives food and money to help those in need? Si Drilon, have you ever seen him help the poorest among us? Kung mayroon man, photo op lang yan typical of his trapo kind (Leni robredo, etc.)
Unang una dapat mag Filipino sila diyan sa Senate dahil yan ang pambansang wika natin. Sa Japan nakita mo ba yung mga politicians nag English pag nag uusap.
Yang ganyang ugali ng Pilipino dapat baguhin dahil sagabal sa tunay pagbabago. Bago ninyo husgahan si Sen. Manny dahil sa kanyang English, ask ninyo sarili ninyo if you’ve done even 1/100000000th of what he has accomplished for our people.
Tang ina talaga nakakaburat itong paglait sa isa sa mga pinaka marangal at magaling na Pilipino sa ating kasaysayan.
Mabuhay po kayo, Sen. Manny. Thank you for all you’ve done for the people. Kami ng mga supporters mo ang makikipagsapakan sa mga inutil na naninira sa yo.
Your thoughts please!