- Dingdong Dantes called out National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema
- The actor said that Cardema should have resigned sooner before running as a party-list representative
- Dantes also urged the lawmakers to revisit the party-list system
Kapuso actor and former Commissioner-at-Large of the National Youth Commission (NYC) Dingdong Dantes has called out Duterte Youth’s Ronald Cardema.
KAMI learned that through a lengthy Facebook post, Dantes said that as the administration’s NYC chief, Cardema should not have joined in the party-list race or that he should have resigned earlier.
“Kung may balak siyang maging Congressman noong una pa lang, nararapat lang na nag resign siya bilang NYC Chairman. Pwede bang nagising na lang siya isang araw at nag-decide na trip niya?” Dantes said.
“Maaari kasing nagamit ang ahensya upang magkaroon siya ng unfair advantage noong kampanya. Malinaw din naman ang batas kontra sa partylist na tumatanggap ng kahit anong suporta o may koneksyon sa gobyerno,” he added.
The Kapuso actor also urged the lawmakers to revisit the party-list system to avoid people from abusing their power.
“Sa ating mga bagong mambabatas, please look into the Party-List system. Ipagtanggol at palakasin po sana niyo ang mekanismong nagbibigay espasyo sa mga sektor na marinig ang kanilang mga boses,” the actor said.
“Wag niyo po sana hayaang masalaula ito ng mga taong uhaw o nalulunod sa kapangyarihan,” he continued.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Cardema became the substitute nominee for the Duterte Youth party-list.
However, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that Cardema should not celebrate just yet because his petition to be a substitute nominee “has not yet been approved.”
The Palace also considered that Cardema has resigned as the NYC chief after vying for a seat as the party-list representative.
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