As part of the opposition’s narrative, Senators Bam Aquino, Kiko Pangilinan and Magdalo Rep. insinuated that the government was behind the ass@ssinati0n of the Tanauan, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili.
Sen. Aquino’s statement was quickly condemned by PCOO Assistant Secretary Mon Cualoping on Facebook.
In the Facebook post, Cualoping reminded Aquino that as a government official, he “must not be quick to pass the blame.”
“Rather, he must reinforce his role as a Legislator to establish mechanisms for a safer Philippines,” Cualoping added.
Cualoping denied Aquino’s allegation saying “state-sponsored k1llings were part of government policy.
However, Cualoping asserted that its tough stance on law and order of President Duterte has led to reduced crime rates in the Philippines.
At this juncture, a piqued Cualoping took a swipe at Sen. Aquino by urging the senator to revisit the historical data of the k!llings, particularly post Martial law era under two Aquino presidencies.
Senator Pangilinan was not spared by Cualoping either.
The PCCO Assistant Secretary described Pangilinan’s and the LP’s brand of politics as toxic, counterproductive and divisive, fear-mongering that anyone who is not aligned with them is a tyrant!
Read the full post below.
When was Senator Bam Aquino born? Yesterday?
Just like him, yes, we are saddened and enraged with the k!lling of the Tanauan Mayor. However, as a Government official, the Senator must not be quick to pass the blame. Rather, he must solidify his role as a Legislator to establish mechanisms for a safer Philippines.
K!llings were never fabricated by this Government. It has been happening and in fact, the tough stance on law and order of President Duterte has led to reduced crime rates in the Philippines.
Has the good Senator bothered to check historical data, the post-Martial Law data to be precise that includes two Aquino presidencies?
I heard Senator Kiko Pangilinan has a similar statement. The yellow brand of politics is so toxic! Counterproductive and divisive, fear-mongering that anyone who is not aligned with them is a tyrant! Well, Noynoy Aquino was such when he was President.
However, judging by the comments of netizens on Cualoping’s FB post, it appears that the opposition senators are not winning the war of public opinion in social media.
Neil Que: “Dont worry, the majority of the voting population can already distinguish grandstanding blabber and real talk.”
Rico Tiquel: “kahit bobo ako pero mas matino pa ko mag isip kesa dilawa na yn”
Michelle Arabella Villanueva: “Useless senators”
Dayve Castro: “epal yang putang inang yan”
Tal-Layo Orea Raj: “Instead of passing on their grievances and condolences to the Mayor’s family and hoping for speedy resolution to catch the culprit, they used this unfortunate incident to advance their political agenda. Desperate. Sick.”
Sam Sellona: “Epal mode on. As expected lhat ibblame ky digong. Typical dilawan tactics. Ala ng mannwala sa inyo bam, bka mga unggoy nlng mauuto nyo ngyn”