- Richard Gomez recently received backlash from netizens due to his 'The Roads that Lucy Built' statement
- In an Instagram post, Richard showed a photo of him and Lucy Torres walking on one of the roads that his wife "built"
- Netizens disagreed with his statement, saying that the credit for building roads should be given to the people's taxes, and not to Lucy
Richard Gomez recently posted a photo of him and his wife Lucy Torres walking on a road which he claims that Lucy built.
In the post, he said "During one of our campaign sorties @lucytgomez and I stepped out of our car to check one of the roads that Lucy built."
Netizens called him out for his statement and said that the people are the ones responsible for building roads through their taxes, not Lucy.
As a defense, Richard responded by saying that it is Lucy's initiative to build the roads with funding that came from the peoples' taxes.
He even said that Congressmen such as his wife are the "biggest builder of roads in our country."
Despite his response, netizens said that he should be more careful with how he delivers his words.
Even though the actor-turned-politician received a lot of negative comments for what he said in his post, there are still a lot of supporters who defended him and supported his claim.
Take a look at what some of them said below:
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In a previous report by KAMI, Richard Gomez's post of him and his daughter Juliana Gomez eating kwek-kwek went viral.
Richard Gomez is an actor, model, athlete, and politician. He ran for office in 2016 as mayor of Ormoc City in Leyte. Richard is married to Lucy Torres-Gomez who is also an actress-turned-politician. She was elected as the representative of the 4th District of Leyte in 2010 as a substitute to her husband who got disqualified due to his failure to establish residency in Ormoc.
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