An alarmed Senator Risa Hontiveros has floated the idea of conducting a senate probe in the wake of the k1llings of a priest in Nueva Ecija and two other colleagues.
Hontiveros’ proposal is already dead in the water after Senate President Tito Sotto rejected it from the get go.
When the news of Hontiveros proposal to conduct a senate probe made its way to social media, netizens and legal experts react couldn’t help but meet the proposal with antagonism and disdain.
Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles made known of her strong opposition to Hontiveros’ proposal as soon as she can on Facebook.
Angeles opened her Facebook post by exclaiming that Hontiveros is in the running for promotion to the rank of SPO4.
The SPO4 joke is often used against Rappler’s Pia Ranada, who earned the moniker for writing heavily slanted anti-Duterte articles.
Angeles said that conducting a parallel probe, in the senate and in the ground by the police would only muddle the investigation.
Angeles told Hontiveros to quit dreaming that a legislator with background in stage acting, is a better crime investigator than the police who studied the art of crime investigation.
At si Sen. Risa naman, humahabol sa pagka SPO4. Gustong magimbestiga ng open police case.
Di siguro naiintindihan ni Madame na nakakagulo lang sila kapag isinabay. Nakakasagabal sa mga pulis. Pasasagutin ang mga parak ng mga tanong na wala pang sagot. Ise-second guess pa, at tatanungin, bakit ito pinuntahan, bakit hindi ito.
Mga hito kayo. Tigilan ang pagaambisyon na mas alam ng isang lehislador na ang background ay stage acting, kaysa sa mga pulis na nagaral ng proseso ng crime investigation.
The post showing Hontiveros as a publicity hungry politician has been reaping negative reactions against the senator.
Jun Bauzon: Ang takaw naman ng mga senador na dilawan sa media mileage.
Niel Perez: “Ewan ba naman kung bakit ganyan ang senador natin. Ung iba, gusto kunin ang trabaho ng DFA. Ung isa gusto kunin ang trabaho ng SC, ung isang partylist na kangkonggresman, filingera naman about sa diplomacy at international relations.. ano ba yang mga politiko na yan!”
Criselda Austria: “Baka gusto maging eksperto sa police works… pakialamerang Senadora, hindi ang paggawa ng batas ang gawin nyang expertise.”
While netizen Arlene Dela Calzada would prefer to see Hontiveros conduct a probe on PhilHealth instead: “Dapat yung sa philhealth ang ifocus ni aling risa.”
In case you don’t know, Hontiveros has been accused of misusing PhilHealth funds while serving as a board of director of Philhealth.