Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kiko reminds Sara of his contributions to Davao: Dapat sumama rin ako sa agos, pero sa tama lang ako

Oct 12, 2017 @ 18:50

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday belied Mayor Sara Duterte’s claim on him being “ungrateful” saying that it’s far from the truth.

“Marunong din naman tayong tumanaw ng utang na loob sa mga tumulong sa atin sa halalan, kasama na dito ang Davao City. At sa katunayan, ilang proyekto din ang nilaan natin sa Davao mula 2001 hanggang 2012 sa dalawang termino natin bilang senador.

“Subalit ang tungkulin natin sa bayan at sa kapwa Pilipino ay mas matimbang sa anumang pagkakaibigan. May hangganan din ang tumanaw ng utang na loob,” the senator said in a statement.

It’s unfortunate, Pangilinan said, for the presidential daughter to accuse of supposedly being critical of her father, President Duterte, to boost his presidential ambitions.

“Sa totoo lang, mas madali at may pakinabang sa nag-a-ambisyon ang tumahimik na lang at sumama sa agos. Marami sa Partido Liberal ang lumipat sa PDP-Laban dahil sa ambisyon at sa pulitika. Dapat sana ganun din ako,” the LP president said.

While the President was highly popular, Pangilinan said he refused to be silent over the issue on continuing killings in the country, including some minors and smuggling of tons of illegal drugs through the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

“Yan ang mga dahilan kaya tayo pumupuna. Nauunawaan ko ang sitwasyon nang binabatikos sa pulitika. Halos dalawang dekada na rin akong naninilbihan bilang mataas na opisyal ng bansa. Masakit ang pinupuna at binabatikos ngunit ganyan ang demokrasya,” he said.

Mayor Sara, in her Facebook post, claimed that Pangilinan paid her father a visit several years ago to seek his endorsement for a presidential bid.

She resented that Pangilinan has been critical of her father and even joined a cause-oriented group assailing government policies.

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