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Vico Sotto, a young mayor in Pasig City is being summoned by the National Bureau of Investigation regarding his suggestion if he could use tricycles to ferry patients to the hospitals who need their regular check-up, dialysis  etc. and to help the frontliners to reach the hospitals where they work. It was rejected by the national government so he rented  Combis but they were never used. Nasapawan bigla ang national government. He belongs to the other side of the fence  and is doing his best to help his constituents, a young leader who has genuine compassion for his people and he gets called out because they said he violated the law.


Compare their treatment to a certain senator who was already PUI and yet he still attended two parties, accompanied his wife to Makati Medical Center, went shopping  at S & R when he was supposed to be on quarantine. The same day that he brought his wife to MMC, he received a message from RITM that he was  COVID positive. One of his reasons was, he didn’t know he was to be on quarantine, his doctor didn’t tell him.  MMC has to fumigate their obstetric ward, put the doctors and nurses on quarantine after the incident. The Dept. of Justice said, we had to be “compassionate” even if he put several people at risk.  See the injustice to Vico  while favoring a senator who belongs to the same political party as the president?

I say this is clear stupidity. A political harassment. NBI should focus their eyes on those non-performing local government officials  who let their constituents go hungry. Here’s what Senator Pangilinan has to say on the matter. I am quoting him verbatim. It’s written in Tagalog guys  for more effect.

Paano nilabag ni Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto ang batas na hindi pa batas? Ginamit ang mga improvised tricycle bago mag-March 18. Umapela, tinanggihan, at sumunod sa utos si Mayor Vico March 19. Naging batas ang Bayanihan to Act Heal as One Act (Special Powers Act) noong March 24.

A case against Mayor Vico for acts done before the effectivity of the Special Powers Act will not fly as it will violate Art. III, Sec. 22 of the Constitution, which reads “[n]o ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall be enacted.”

Sa madaling salita, labag sa Saligang Batas na gawing krimen ang isang bagay na nagawa na bago pa man maipasa ang bagong batas.

I-atras na ang pananakot na kasuhan si Mayor Vico. Nagtatrabaho siya nang mabuti at naghahanap ng solusyon at paraan para makatulong. Habulin ang mga tunay na pahirap ngayong may epidemya.

Panawagan ko sa mga kapwa lingkod-bayan: Huwag tayong magpagamit sa ibang interes at kapritso — kapakanan ng taumbayan sana ang pokus natin sa lahat ng oras lalo na ngayong panahon ng peligro.

Huwag na ninyong dagdagan ang mga kapalpakan at pagsipsip. Hindi kayo nakakatulong. Umayos kayo.

Sorry guys, I haven’t  read nor  commented on all your posts yet. Just here to vent my frustration with this government.

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