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Sen.Pacquiao Harap-harapang Binutata si Hontiveros After Marawi Rehab Caucus


Senator Manny Pacquiao silenced Senator Risa Hontiveros after the latter gave an unorthodox suggestion over Marawi rehabilitation program.

The Committee on Public Works which chaired by Pacquiao, and the Committee on Urban Planning, Housing, and Resettlement chaired by Sen. JV Ejercito, deliberated on Thursday on how to rebuild the war-torn Marawi City. Hontiveros is member of both committees.

Hontiveros entered the meeting room at least 35 minutes late and Senators JV Ejercito and Manny Pacquiao were already engaged in argument about the massive use of heavy equipment in clearing the streets of Marawi.

“Hindi natin pwedeng gamitan ng heavy equipment ang residential area dahil masisira ang mga stuctures na pwede pang i-repair. Yong heavy equipment dapat ay dun lang sa mga commercial buildings na kailangang tayuan ng panibagong structures”, Pacquiao said.

“What I mean is, madali naman nating maiwasan ang mga buo pang structures. Ang sa akin lang ay lalong mapadali ang pag clear natin kung gagamit tayo ng heavy equipment hindi lang sa daan kungdi maging sa residential areas”, Ejercito argued.

The two senators were on the middle of their argument regarding the extensive use of heavy construction equipment when Hontiveros entered the room. The senator missed Pacquiao’s argument and only heard Ejercito’s when she stepped into the conversation

“Gentlemen pwedeng sumingit?” she asked.

“Yes Madam Senator, you may and welcome”, Ejercito acknowledged her

“Alam naman natin siguro lahat, at alam din ng buong Pilipinas, na dapat sa lalong madaling panahon ay maibalik na kahit 50% man lang ang structures sa Marawi, so sa tingin ko mas mahalaga na ma-expedite na yong process ng rehabilitation. Base sa aking personal na experience, bakit hindi na lang natin i-bulldozer lahat ng stuctures at patayuan ng bago? Di ba mas madaling magpatayo ng mga bagong bahay or buildings kaysa sa magrepair?” Hontiveros said that made everyone inside the room turned their heads towards her.

Everyone was shocked, especially Pacquiao, who was about to respond on Ejercito’s argument.

Pacquioao was not able to hold his composure and reacted strongly.
“Mam, este Senator, please next time come early para magkaintindihan tayo. Sobrang layo kasi sa reality ng suggestion niyo”, Pacquiao said in haste that shocked everyone before Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto took the stage and ordered a 15-minute break.

Hontiveros comment really angered Pacquiao that the senator was still overheard saying something after Sotto ordered the break.

Both senators refused to give comments to the media after the caucus.

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