Senator Joel Villanueva has earned the ire of netizens, especially the Duterte supporters who are also supporters of General Parlade, for playing a major role in filing the senate resolution censuring Parlade because of the $tupid remark.
Out of spite, the supporters of the Duterte administration are digging up the senator’s old issue to remind the public of his conviction by the Ombudsman in relation to the PDAF scandal. Link here.
On that note, Manuel Mejorada, a known critic of the Opposition, opened a thread on Twitter to refresh the memory of the public. He talked aloud why job applicants need to secure police and NBI clearance? To make sure the job applicant have no criminal record.
But in the senate, Mejorada lamented that Joel Villanueva, with standing conviction in the Ombudsman, managed to land a job in the Philippine senate. He asked the senate is indeed different? He ended the tweet with the hashtag #ResignJoelResign
US-based blogger Edwin Jamora picked up where Mejorada left off. This time, he opened the thread on Facebook to get the pulse of his FB followers, re Sen. Joel Villanueva.
“Bakit si Joel Villanueva, di ba convicted on P10 million PDAF case siya, dismissed pa by the Ombudsman, why is he still in the Senate?! Ibang Joel ba yan?”
Let us read the comments of netizens in response to Edwin Jamora’s inquiry.
“Nakapagtataka nga. Bakit walang kibo ang senado dito? Sila rin sumira sa senado ahhh. Tapos galit kung tawaging STUPID?” wrote one netizen.
“Pag kumuha kaya si joel ng police clearance me hits? Sa mahihirap na empleyado lang ata application ng batas..aba holy joel you are not a saint.pag mag file kaya sya for candidate hahanapan kaya sya ng clearance? Malamang sabihin ng comelec di pa convicted ng judicial court..pero taong gobyerno dapat malinis beyond doubt” another netizen commented.
“Grabe. Kapag Senador ba ay meron exemptions…o nakabinbin pa ang apela sa CA o SC?” this netizen chimed in.
Source: Edwin Jamora