Richard Gomez defended wife, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, on Instagram as more and more netizens started to badger her about her vote on the controversial P1,000 budget of the Commission on Human Rights.
Lucy is the current representative of the 4th District of Leyte and is a member of the President Duterte’s political party, PDP-Laban.
After the controversial approval of the P1,000 budget of the Commission on Human Rights by the House of Representatives, there’s been much talk on who voted for and against the budget. The vote was a unanimous 119-32, as per an article by Balita DF. There was even a list of 32 lawmakers who voted against the proposed budget released by ABS-CBN.
So it didn’t come as a surprise when netizens started flooding an Instagram post of Rep. Lucy Torres asking what her vote was.
A username asked, “haven’t seen her name in the 32 who voted against it..but I’ve just seen 24 of the 32.”
Another replied: “yes, she’s not included on the 32 so it’s obvious she’s on the evil side. Nandoon ang pera and all the perks of being on the admin side. Nilamon na rin sila both husband and wife ng sistema ng politics… SHAME.” [All the money and all the perks is on the administration’s side. Both husband and wife have been caught up in the dirty system of politics.]
“1,000 pesos equates to 10 orders of chicken joy with jolly spaghetti.. at sa pananaw ng 119 so-called mambabatas, yan lang ang katumbas ng karapatang pantao ni Juan. tsk tsk.. Miss Lucy, kumusta po pala ang bakasyon sa Paris.. sana nag enjoy kayo.” [According to 119 so-called lawmakers, this is the value of our humanity. Tsk tsk. Miss Lucy, how was you vacation in Paris? I hope you enjoyed it.]
“Sana naman hindi siya isa sa 119 na bumoto kase kakapanghinayang Marian devotee pa naman siya.” [I hope she’s not one of the 119 who voted because that’s such a dismay considering she is a Marian devotee.]
Lucy stayed mum on the issue but Richard Gomez probably couldn’t handle all the badgering and finally replied a long and reflective message: “The Congressmen voted for what is good for their own districts. That is why they are also called representative, they represent their own districts. Ano ba ang distrito niyo? Ano ba ang pinili ng congressman niyo? Sana tumakbo na din kayo para yung ingay niyo sa social media dun niyo dalhin sa kongreso.”
[What district do you belong to? What did your congressman choose? Perhaps you should also run in the election so that all these noise you’re making on social media you can bring to the Congress. ]