Radio host sends Jennylyn Mercado back to school for asking breakdown of gov’t spending amid loan spree?

GMA 7 actress Jennylyn Mercado has been raising some eyebrows lately because of her social media posts throwing shades at the Duterte administration.

One particular post, actually a tweet, Jennylyn Mercado posted on July 29, 2020 went viral on Twitter, generating more than 24,000 likes in a span of 48 hours or more.

In her tweet, Mercado asked Twitterverse whether the Duterte admin has released the breakdown of the money the government borrowed and where it went?

The actress’ tone demanding transparency did not please DDS, including radio host Mark Lopez who remarked that he cannot resist the urge to respond to Jennylyn Mercado tweet.

Lopez asked if Mercado is really interested to know the breakdown of the money borrowed by the Duterte government?

Lopez figured that if Ms. Mercado was really serious, she need not asked because all the information is readily available.

But, Lopez wondered if Ms. Mercado’s concern was the entire debt of the Philippines which is P9.06 TRILLION, including the breakdown per administration?

Lopez asked if Ms. Mercado was aware that the said debt, wasn’t incurred just last month or at the start of 2020, or at the end of 2019? Lopez explained this debt was the running tally of the country’s debt from one administration to the next.

Lopez once again asked Ms. Mercado whether she was aware that when President Duterte assumed power in 2016, the country’s debt already stood at more than P6 TRILLION?

Or whether Ms. Mercado was only asking the breakdown of the loans for the covid response?

Lopez wondered why Ms. Mercado bothered to ask when all the information are available?

At this juncture, Lopez talked about where Ms. Mercado can get the information she needs to get the answer for her education. Lopez also dropped the links of the articles the GMA 7 actress can read anytime she’s free or in the mood to read.

In fact, may isa ngang concerned citizen na dating connected sa Department of Finance na ngayon ay isang policy researcher sa Ateneo, ang gumawa ng isang CITIZEN BUDGET TRACKER para matulungan ang taumbayan na ipaliwanag saan napunta ang pera.

Eto yung feature sa kanya –

This guy created a budget tracker that traces where government funds for COVID-19 goes

Ayan, Miss Mercado, kung talagang interesado ka, bakit hindi ka lumapit kay Kenneth Isaiah Ibasco Abante, and help him, at the very least, to promote yung kanyang advocacy, para mas malaman ng mas marami, lalu na ng mga fans mo, na ayan at available ang datos at ang hinahanap mong breakdown.

Eto pala yung link ng Budget Tracker ha – https://www.covidbudget.ph/

Sa totoo lang, ang mga finance, accounting, and economic experts, hindi naman sila hirap sa issue ng transparency and accountability dahil alam nila kung saan kukunin ang kailangan na data from the government, and with that, nakakagawa sila ng sound and very much informed opinion.

Tulad nitong mga batang batang economic experts na sina Raya Buensuceso, Jerard Megg Depra Cordero, and Jan Saniel na recently, nag publish ng kanilang assessment sa tinatanong mo about the National Government DEBT.

Eto, paki basa na din ung kanilang sort of mini-thesis kung bakit hindi tayo dapat mag panic sa 9Trillion na utang.

PH’s almost 9 trillion peso debt is no cause for panic—here, experts explain why

Isa pang puede mo ring maging reference guide ay si Jan Suing, as he can also give you factual data, and he can probably explain it to you in a manner na kaya ng comprehension mo.

Eto, isang sample ng maayos na counter argument ni Jan na madali mo lang maiintindihan –

Sirain ulit natin ‘yung narrative nila tungkol sa “alarming” na utang daw ng Pilipinas. Consider these data.

Lopez remarked that his point is, the information the actress is demanding is readily available, unlike what she was trying to portray or convey.

‘The point lang Miss Mercado, is that information you are demanding is readily available, unlike what you are trying to portray or convey.’

Lopez pointed out to the GMA 7 actress that this kind of stance is difficult, perhaps she thinks she is earning credibility or preaching accountability and transparency but it’s not.

‘Mahirap yang ganyang stance Miss, kase baka akala mo eh yang ganyang asta eh you are earning credibility or preaching accountability and transparency.’

Lopez said it just goes to show, that hers antic and grandstanding, the more it becomes obvious she stupid.

‘Lumalabas lang kasi, sa ganyang pagbibida mo eh mas lalu ka lang nahahalata na bobo.’

‘Sayang lang effort mo,’ Lopez rued Ms. Mercado’s effort going down the drain.

As of this writing, Mark Lopez’s FB post has generated more than 27,000 reactions, almost 14,000 shares and more than 11,000 comments.

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