Government officials shared their thoughts over the passing of Gina Lopez. Sen. Bong Go called Lopez a “fearless advocate” and “tireless philanthropist." Meanwhile, Sen. Risa Hontiveros commended Lopez’s legacy.
Senator Nancy Binay urged DOLE to help the staff of PCSO outlets affected of the closure. About 120,000 staff were affected by the 30,824 PCSO outlets that were shut down.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill. Hontiveros aired her disappointment over the decision of the President. She insisted that Duterte was not on the side of the workers unlike what he promised.
Prangkahan ngang binigyan ni Senator Risa Hontiveros ng grade si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kanyang SONA 2019. Para daw hindi Pilipinong presidente si PRRD at kinatawan lamang ng China dahil sa pananalita nito kaugnay ng WPS.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros said that President Rodrigo Duterte just defended China during his SONA. She noted that the Filipinos need accountability and not a lecture. Hontiveros mentioned how disappointed she was.
A netizen called out Sen. Risa Hontiveros over her outfit at the SONA. However, Hontiveros answered back to the netizen. She emphasized that people should stop telling women how to dress.