Retired broadcaster Jay Sonza ran to the defense of neophyte Senator Bong Go whom he said has been belittled by Senator Drilon’s allies in the senate plenary hall.
Sonza wrote: “Iyong mga kakosa ni Frank Drilon kung maliitin si Sen. Bong Go, ganun-ganun na lang sa mismong plenary hall ng Senate.”
Sonza remarked that the neophyte Bisaya senator who graduated from DLSU is more sensible compared to the UP Diliman grad.
“Sa totoo lang, mas di hamak na matino iyong Bisaya na nagtapos sa DeLaSalleUniversity kaysa UP Diliman.”
Sonza went on to support his assertion why Senator Go was better than most of his senate colleagues.
“Sa loob lang two (2) years, mahigit 100 Malasakit Center (one-stop shop social service and health service centers) na ang naitayo sa buong Pilipinas.”
Sonza ended the brief FB post by taking a swipe at senators like Drilon et. al whom he said have been in government for decades and yet, he cannot think of any public service programs rendered to ordinary Pinoys linked with the senators.
“Sina Drilon, Pangilinan at Poe, ilang dekada na sa gobyerno, wala pa akong maisip na serbisyong nagawa para sa ordinaryong Pilipino.”
Jay Sonza’s sentiment in his brief FB post has been echoed by more than 16,000 of his socmed followers, commented and shared 1500 times and 2,100 times respectively.
Commenting on the thread, one netizen wrote: “Tama po kayo Sir Jay…. it’s not the number of years you’ve been in the Senate…. what matters is the performance even for just a short time….”
To which another netizen agreed: “Correct po kayo jan. I Sen. Bong Go tahimik lang na nagtatrabaho. Nauuna pa syang pumunta at tumulong kung saan merong mga disasters or affected ng kung ano anong disgrasya. A good one at that!”
“Tama ka sir Jay. Yan ang Public servant nag-iisip kung ano ang mabuti para sa mamamayan sa Pilipinas. Di katulad ng iba dyan uupo lang at patulog tulog sa tagal ng panahon wala man lang naitulong kundi magnakaw,” added another netizen.
“Tama, drilon, pangilinan, poe, trillanes, delima, hontiveros, puro stage act lng pinapabilib ang Filipinos sa kanilang postura, pananalita, media mileage, etc. Walang concrete contributions sa welfare ng mga Filipinos. Si Senator Bong Go, hindi pa senador noon meron nang naipatayo na malasakit center sa Davao City na one-stop-shop mas lalo na ngayong senador na,” this netizen chimed in.