An obviously peeved Senator Bato dela Rosa burst in anger after learning Makabayan bloc Congressman Zarate held a presscon to present the young activists after allegations of kidnapping were hurled versus the leftist groups.
Bato was quoted telling Zarate that if he was responsible parent and he knew the parents of the children were crying, he would have delivered the children straight to the mothers, not the some press con.
“I tell you, Cong. Zarate, you are also a parent, if you are responsible parent, alam mo umiiyak ang mother, hindi ka ba naawa sa mother? Tinulungan mo na sana inihatid mo ang bata sa mother?”
Bato asked what kind of parent was Zarate? He saw how the mothers suffered and yet all he did was held a presscon. If he was a responsible Congressman, he should have brought the children to their mothers and had a pity.
“Anong klaseng parent ka? Nakita mong grabeng hirap ng parent tapos ikaw andiyan, presscon-presscon mo pa. Kung ikaw responsableng congressman dalhin mo yung bata. Maawa ka ipakita mo.”
Bato was referring to Alicia Lucena, former SHS student of FEU, daughter of Russel Lucena, who left her home to join Anakbayan.
Ang tinutukoy ni Dela Rosa ay si Alicia Lucena, dating senior student ng Far Eastern University at anak ni Russel Lucena, na ilang buwan na umanong nawawala matapos sumanib sa grupong Anakbayan.
Cong. Zarate held the presscon at the Lower House while the committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs conducted a senate hearing on Thursday.
When Bato learned about this, the neophyte senator burst in anger.
Bato remarked that this militant Congressmen are using their position to destroy the government.
Habang nagsasagawa ng pagdinig ang Senate Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Committee noong Huwebes, inilutang naman ni Zarate at iba pang miyembro ng Makabayan bloc si Alicia para sa isang press conference sa Kamara.
Pero hindi natuwa si Dela Rosa sa ginawang paggamit umano ni Zarate at iba pang kongresista kay Alicia.
“Dapat ang ginawa mo, eto pareho tayong father, dapat ‘ibalik’ bata sa grieving mother. At least you’ve done an amount of kindness as a public servant to grieving mother,” ani Dela Rosa.
Binatikos pa ng senador ang mga militanteng kongresista dahil ginagamit lang umano nila ang kanilang posisyon para sirain ang gobyerno.
“Too much of pagbibigay ng mga taong ito. Kawawa ang gobyerno. They are joining the government to destroy the government. It is very clear, ano pa ba ang ginagawa nila? Bakit ganoon? Naglolokohan lang tayo dito,” giit niya.
Credits to Dindo Matining