Athlete lang ‘pag eleksyon! Pia Cayetano draws flak for being mum over SEA Games hosting mess while Alan is bashed
Netizens are criticizing the silence of Senator Pia Cayetano over the controversies surrounding the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games despite being a former national athlete.
Writer Nash Tysmans was aghast over the absence of any statement from Pia’s camp about the SEA Games, which is being plagued with various problems.
“You know what else bothers me? @piacayetano is an athlete and if her brother is so clueless, how could she not say anything about his treatment of other athletes?” she tweeted.
Pia’s brother, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, is chairman of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc). He has been drawing flak over the disastrous hosting of the international sporting event.
You know what else bothers me? @piacayetano is an athlete and if her brother is so clueless, how could she not say anything about his treatment of other athletes?
— Nash Tysmans (@nashtysmans) November 25, 2019
Netizens agreed with Tysmans’ observation, saying Pia only talks about issues which are convenient for her.
“Athlete lang siya pag election,” said @truebluething.
“YES. hay nako. She knows full well the importance of nutrition for athletes for training, and before AND after competition too,” said @jayjayferro.
“Biker din sya when filing for candidacy,” said @iracruz.
Some say Pia’s silence isn’t surprising considering she was also mum about President Rodrigo Duterte’s misogynistic remarks.
“She’s also for women’s rights but was silent with the President’s misogynistic remarks so at least she’s consistent with her inconsistencies,” said @TheOtherAron.
“Hindi nakapagtataka, yung mga panahong lapastangan si Duterte sa mga kababaihan; si @piacayetano ay maingay sa katahimikan,” said @ruffokilatis.