- Netizens have been asking about Rep. Lucy Torres’ vote on the P1-K budget for the CHR in 2018
- Mayor Richard Gomez responded to the netizens
- Some netizens bashed Richard for his response
Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez drew criticisms after responding to netizens who were asking how Leyte Representative Lucy Torres voted on the proposed P1,000 budget of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018.
KAMI learned about the controversy from PEP.ph.
Here are some of the inquiries from netizens:
Here is Richard’s response to their inquiries:
“The congressmen voted for what is good for their own districts. That is why they are also called representatives, they represent their own districts.
“Ano ba ang [distrito] nyo? Ano ba ang pinili ng congressman nyo? Sana tumakbo na din kayo para yung ingay nyo sa social media dun nyo dalhin sa kongreso,” Richard wrote.
The mayor’s comment has been deleted already but screenshots of his post were already saved.
Some netizens reacted negatively towards Richard’s post:
KAMI believes that protecting human rights should be one of the main priorities of the government!