Outgoing Senator Franklin Drilon left a parting message to the neophyte senators, particularly Robin Padilla and Raffy Tulfo to study so that will not embarrass themselves in the senate.
“Magtatanong ang mga kasamahan niyo and will test the validity of your pronouncements…. Makinig muna sa mga nakakatanda. Wala namang masama. Get the feel of it dahil may tradisyon ang Senado.”
In that regard, newly-minted Senator Robin Padilla responded via a Facebook post, to assure former Senator Drillon that he is not afraid to get embarrassed.
Senator Padilla said that there is no shame if you are fighting unless your last breath and will follow all the senate rules hence he is studying but he will not keep silent because tradition will him to shame.
Senator Padilla added that in all his life he was put to shame but until now he remain standing holding the Philippine flag.
And lastly, he will bow down to tradition former Senator Drilon is talking about if he will see that someone from the 80% of the Filipinos who are struggling to survive.
Senator Robin Padilla’s combative reply to former Senator Drilon’s unsolicited advice has gone viral in just an hour, generating 37,800 reactions, 14,000 comments and 1,500 shares and counting.
You may now read Senator Robin Padilla’s original FB post below.
Manong senador Franklin drilon
Mawalang galang po sa inyo
Hindi po ako natatakot mapahiya
Wala pong nakakahiya sa pakikipaglaban hanggang sa huling hininga
Susundin ko po lahat ang patakaran ng senado kaya po ako nag aaral
Pero hindi ang manahimik dahil akoy ipapahiya ng tradisyon
Buong buhay ko akoy ipinahiya na ngunit ito pa rin ako nakatindig pa rin hawak ang bandila ng Pilipinas
Tsaka ko na po yuyukuan ang tradisyon po na inyong sinasambit kapag Meron na pong nakinabang sa 80 porciento ng mga Pilipino naghihikahos.
Source: Robin Padilla