Burn! Robredo camp dismisses Cayetano’s defense on Congress’ priorities amid COVID-19: ‘K.’
The defense of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on the supposed misplaced priorities of Congress amidst the pandemic doesn’t seem to convince the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Cayetano on Thursday (July 9) scored Robredo over her recent statement pointing out the apparent lack of Congress’ focus in providing support for Filipino frontliners as the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
But Robredo’s Spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez had only one thing to say: “K.”
Gutierrez on Twitter specifically reacted to Cayetano’s remarks, saying “hindi po natutulog sa pansitan ang Kongreso.”
In a speech before the franchise hearing of broadcasting network ABS-CBN on Thursday, Cayetano hit Robredo for saying the Congress has not done enough to craft laws prioritizing the welfare of frontliners.
“Hindi po natutulog sa pansitan ang Kongreso. I say this for the benefit of our Vice President who, despite appearing to be clueless to the real work of this Congress, nonetheless feels it’s her duty to instruct this House on how it should conduct its business,” he said.
“Ginagawa po namin ang trabaho namin, hindi lang po nali-live sa TV lahat ng aming hearings,” Cayetano added.
In a recent media interview, Robredo said that instead of tackling issues that would not help in easing the plight of frontliners, the Congress should discuss solutions on how to better support the frontliners, especially that the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the country.
“Kaya itong pandemya, Atty. Ruphil, maging—mayroong isang writer na nagsabing dapat maging portal ito, maging portal na baguhin na natin iyong mga mali doon sa nakaraan. Kasi kung pagkatapos nito lahat, babalik lang tayo doon sa nakaraan, na hindi natin sinolusyonan iyong mga mali, parang nagsayang tayo ng opportunity na ibinigay sa atin,” Robredo said.
“So sana, halimbawa sa Congress, sana imbes na pinag-uusapan iyong mga bagay na hindi naman nakakatulong, sana ito na iyong ginagawa, ‘di ba Kapag narinig ng frontliners natin na iyong Congress natin ang pinag-uusapan ay better benefits for them, better benefits for them, ang gustong sabihin appreciated iyong sacrifices na ginagawa today. So marami, marami, Attorney, ang puwedeng gawin,” she added.