Netizen on Manny Pacquiao’s “free housing for squatters”: I myself used to think that way when I was in 5th grade & knew less

I will not question his intention as I myself used to think that way when I was in 5th grade and knew less. This is the part of netizen MJ Quiambao Reyes reaction post to Senator Manny Pacquiao’s “free housing for all squatters” that cracks up her socmed followers.

Simply put, Reyes was saying that Senator Pacquiao’s plan is not the plan you would expect coming from a senator who wants to become the next president but a product of the mind of a 5th-grader who knows nothing about life.

Reyes said that she can only hope Manny Pacquiao will have the wisdom to realize he needs to back to school, figuratively and literally speaking if he wants to be taken seriously as a presidential aspirant. In other words, study first, don’t run for president in 2022 polls but later when he has done his homework.

I can only hope our boxing champ will devote more time to really study and/or hire the best & the brightest minds as advisers. May he come up with better, more sustainable plans & programs (i.e. livelihood, job creation, education, microfinancing, infra, etc.) befitting a senator and presidential aspirant.

Reyes, in a straight face, told Pacquiao that his platform of governance if he becomes president is not the magic bullet to end poverty.

Promoting & supporting mendicancy with all these freebie promises will not solve poverty.

Reyes ended the FB post by revealing to Pacquiao what she thinks will alleviate poverty.

You want to alleviate poverty? Develop and help accelerate self-sufficiency. Educate. Provide opportunity. Change the mindset.

Netizens quickly jumped into the comment section to chide the senator and share their opinion.

This kind of false promises espouses the wrong notion to people. It promotes the culture of mendicancy, false entitlement, indolence, among others. You should rally the people to do their part in nation building hinged on meritocracy, equity and the value attached to hard work, thrift, and industry. These false promises gives false hopes and is based on an unsound and defective narrative, wrote the 1st commenter.

See young people. This is where proper education comes in. You really have to understand the true state of the nation. The intention is right but what is going on in the ground is very much different. Sustainability plays a crucial role in the development of the country, seconded another netizen.

This netizen reminded Senator Pacquiao the immortal teaching of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Giving a house to each poor family isn’t a sustainable solution. They should be taught how to fish and not to be dependent or a parasite. The govt makes the laws and the politicians implement the laws, and the people need to follow the laws as their duty.

He’s promising the moon and make extravagant promises that are unlikely to be fulfilled, for him to gain votes, said a netizen of Pacquiao’s election promise.

In just 15 hours, Reyes’ FB post has gathered 4,500+ reactions, 1,400+ comments and 303 shares and counting.


Source: MJ Quiambao Reyes

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