- The NBI summoned Mayor Vico Sotto, asking him to explain an alleged violation of the Bayanihan Act
- Mayor Vico Sotto emphasized that the violation they were saying transpired prior to the effectivity of the Bayanihan Act
- Senators now come to the defense of the mayor, with one senator even throwing shade to someone getting "insecured"
- These senators are Tito Sotto, Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan and Joel Villanueva
It would seem that the summons of the NBI to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto had done the senate a lot of good considering that there are also disensions from within.
The NBI summoned the Mayor and asked him to explain an alleged violation of the Bayanihan Act.
According to Sen Tito Sotto, who also happened to be the uncle of Vico said that the NBI must be cautious in their interpretation of the law because the Bayanihan Act can't be retroactive.
"NBI will be well-advised to be cautious in their interpretation of the law I principally authored. Any so-called violation of RA 11469 (Bayanihan Act) can't be retroactive."
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan stressed the same point that the mayor can't violate a law, which has not yet become a law.
"Paano nilabag ni Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto ang batas na hindi pa batas?"
Sen. Risa Hontiveros didn't mince words in taking a jab at the national government.
"Andaming kailangang bigyan ng solusyon: nagkakasakit na health workers, mga nagugutom. Why hostile attention to well-performing leaders like Vico?... May na-insecure ba"
Sen. Joel Villanueva also shared his thoughts, saying:
"We have an urgent task at hand, and distractions such as this doesn’t help."
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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