Sara Duterte Is Puzzled By The Statement Of Hontiveros On Marawi: ‘Parang spokesperson siya ng terorista’
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte asked the help of the Department of Justice after she saw the alleged statement of Senator Risa Hontiveros about the Marawi City attack.
Upon seeing the viral photo of Sen. Hontiveros all over social media, Inday Sara reacted violently to it. She posted a status on her own Facebook account asking the DOJ if the lady senator is condoning the act of rebellion of the Maute group. She said:
“Question lang sa DOJ, kung rebellion ang crime and this woman [Hontiveros] is saying it is not rebellion, are her words encouraging them to commit the crime? And so it becomes abetting rebellion? She works for the government that the terrorists are fighting… paki explain beh. Wala gyud ko kasabot[hindi ko talaga maintindihan].”
She even asked netizens if Hontiveros is the new spokesperson of the terrorists in Marawi. She added in her post:
“paki explain sakoa ni.. kay murag na siya [Hontiveros] spokesperson sa mga terrorista..[pakiexplain sa akin ito, kase parang nagiging spokesperson siya ng mga terrorista] and why is nobody doing anything about this???
However, Senator Risa Hontiveros condemned on Thursday the “fake news campaign” against her.
“Yesterday, I was again the target of a vicious fake news campaign wherein I was depicted to be very supportive of the Maute group,” the Senator said in a forum held at De La Salle University-Manila.
Anthony Folger, a netizen following Inday Sarah’s post, answered her by saying that the photo is just a hoax. However, the Davao City Mayor explained that she wasn’t referring to the photo but on the interview of Risa Hontiveros regarding the situation in Marawi City.
“Strictly speaking, hindi yan rebellion ng Marawi, infact kapag tinanong mo yung ibang mamamayan sa Marawi ayaw nila sa Maute hindi sila yung nag re-rebel against the national government,” Senator Hontiveros said in the interview.
Inday Sara said:
“Anthony Bolger fake news to?? meaning gi dub ang words sa iyaha interview? serious ko ba.. kay makahadlok man gud kung senador unya mudepensa ug kriminal, whether rebel or terrorist. Naa ni tinuod na video?[Anthony Bolger fake news to?? Meaning naka dub lang yung words sa interview niya? Seryoso ako dito kase natatakot ako kaY senador dumedepensa ng kriminal, whether rebel or terrorist].”
What can you say about this incident? Do you think it is alright for Mayor Sara Duterte to lash out on Sen. Hontiveros? Is Sen. Hontiveros really on the side of the Maute terrorists? Let us know your opinion in the comments section!