Whether the incumbents admit it or not, but it is very obvious they feel threatened by the neophytes, judging by their pronouncements on national TV or in local newspapers.
Statements like, “Respect seniority and status quo” have been the mantra of the incumbents who are obviously scared they’ll lose their committee chairmanships to the newcomers.
On that note, the Facebook page “Mindavote” writes an open letter addressed to neophyte senators like Bong Go, Bato dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino and Imee Marcos reminding them why the people voted for them in the first place.
In the open letter, Mindavote told the neophyte senators not to listen to the voices of the veteran plunderers in the senate.
Mindavote stated that they were elected because they represent a break from the old ways. And their mandate is clear – do away with useless traditions that do nothing but protect the vested interests of political parasites that have infested the senate for decades.
In other words, Mindavote told the neophyte senators not to listen what their colleagues have been murmuring to mainstream media with statements like, as I’ve stated above, “respect seniority blah, blah”. Otherwise, they will become an accomplices of these politicians who have sucking the country’s lifeblood with greed and incompetence.
Mindavote said all these are nothing more than self-serving bullshit to keep them in power.
You may read Mindavote’s full FB post below.
Dear Senators Christopher Bong Go, Bato dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino, and Imee Marcos,
Huwag po kayong makikinig sa mga boses ng mga beteranong mandarambong dyan sa senado.
You were elected because you represent a break from the old ways. And your mandate is clear – it is the same mandate given by the people to President Rodrigo Duterte – to do away with useless traditions that do nothing other than protect the vested interests of the political parasites that have infested the senate for decades.
They say you have to respect the seniority of the people like Drilon, Sotto, Pangilinan, Hontiveros, and Poe. They say you have to abide by the status quo and allow them to suck more of the country’s lifeblood with their greed and incompetence.
They want you to succumb to the system, in the hopes that someday you will be like them. Political Vampires.
But all these appeals to “respect the institution of the senate” are nothing more than self-serving bullshit designed to keep them in power. Huwag po kayong magpapadala sa mga panloloko nila.
Binoto kayo ng mga tao upang baguhin ang senado, yan ang inaasahan namin sa inyo. Huwag ninyong talikuran ang sigaw ng mga Pilipino. Umaasa po kami na kayo ang magiging tulay para sa tunay na pagbabago dyan sa bulok na senado.
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