Kiko Pangilinan Says The Philippines Is More Important Than Friendship
Ringo | On 12, Oct 2017
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan shot back at Davao Mayor and Presidential Daughter Sara “Inday” Duterte after he Facebook rant.
Inday lambasted Pangilinan, as well as Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes, saying they are plastic and opportunists.
In an interview with GMA News, Pangilinan never denied that the Davao City helped him to have a spot in the Senate. However, it’s part of his duties to defend the country and Filipinos even to the point of forgetting friendships.
“Nalulungkot tayo sa mga paratang sa atin ni Mayor Sara Duterte sa social media. Marunong din naman tayong tumanaw ng utang na loob sa mga tumulong sa atin sa halalan. Kasama na dito ang Davao City,” said Pangilinan.
“Subalit ang tungkulin natin sa bayan at sa kapwa Pilipino ay mas matimbang sa anumang pagkakaibigan. May hangganan din ang tumanaw ng utang na loob,” Pangilinan added.
Pangilinan also noted that many of his former allies in the Liberal Party (LP) have jumped to PDP-Laban because of their political ambitions. However, he is standing up because it’s what he knows right.
“Sa totoo lang, mas madali at may pakinabang sa nag-a-ambisyon ang tumahimik na lang at sumama sa agos. Marami sa Partido Liberal ang lumipat na sa PDP-Laban dahil sa ambisyon at sa pulitika. Dapat sana ganun din ako,” said Pangilinan.
Pangilinan, however, did not admit nor deny that he met Duterte to seek indorsement for his presidency.
Inday immediately took her Facebook account to note that his answers were illogical. She said they may be a hero but they are still plastics and opportunists. She said the three knew the issues of President Duterte when they came for his help. She also noted that Kiko sought indorsement both from the Duterte and Sharon Cuneta but not from his own capabilities.
Yes, nandoon na tayo bayani kayo as per your personal claims. Pero bayani pa rin na plastic at oportunista. Nung humingi…