Galit na galit: Pacquiao to spend big bucks to unmask ‘Malacañang Dogs in the Senate’ bloggers
Senator Manny Pacquiao has offered to pay for all the expenses that will be incurred just so the Senate majority will be able to unmask those behind the blog site or website that coined him and six other colleagues as “Malacanang dogs in the Senate.”
“Sabi ko sa kanila, I will spend my money para ko kung sino yung behind that website na yan,” he said referring to the #SilentNoMorePH blog which carried an item on his and some colleagues’ alleged refusal to sign Senate Resolution No. 516 which called on the government to stop the killing of minors and also pressed for an investigation on the said killings to determine if there are any institutional reasons that gave rise to the deaths of minors.
Apart from Pacquiao, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Richard Gordon, Juan Miguel Zubiri and Cynthia Villar were also not among the co-authors and they all claimed that their signature was not solicited by Sen. Francis Pangilinan who was the proponent of the said resolution.
“I believe it’s done intentionally (to exclude us). Can you imagine, si (Sen. Leila) De Lima, nasa kulungan nakapirma eh. Ang layo layo naman ‘nun nabigyan nya eh kami magkasama kami araw araw sa Senado. Tapos pinalabas na kami daw ay against kami. Ni anino nga nung reso na yan di namin nakita eh,” he said in a radio interview.
“Ako lang eh, pinipigilan ko sarili ko eh. Nanginginig ako eh. Tumaas ang blood pressure ko nung nagsalita ko sa floor,” Pacquiao added.
The neophyte senator said there’s no harmonious working relationship between the majority and minority blocs in the Senate.
“Alam nyo, walang inisip ang minority group kundi bantayan ang majority, i-pin down ang majority (bloc). Kumbaga hindi ganun ang trabaho naming eh. Ang trabaho naming is to investigate and to legislate para sa bansa natin. Hindi yung gagampanan yung trabaho mo para gamitin yung committee to pin down the administraton or kung ano ano iniisip para ma pin down ang majority (bloc). It’s not a good example being a leader in the country. For me hindi ganun,” he said.
“Nasasayang ‘yung talino mo kung ginagamit mo para i-pin down yung kapwa mo…dahil sa naiinggit ka,” Pacquaio said.
The senator would not accept any explanation given by those in the majority saying that their “protocol” include giving “respect” to colleagues.
“Kumbaga the damage has been done. Parang ang hirap naman yata nun. Kilala nyo ako, hindi naman ako nagtatanim ng galit pero respeto lang ang hinihingi naming sa majority,” he said.
The senator said he’s bent on having those behind the name calling and defamatory statements hurled at them especially as he already have a hunch on who could be the culprits.
“Ayaw ko sabihin kung sino pinaghinalaan ko. Hintayin natin. Planado kasi pagkagawa,” he said.