Sara Duterte slams Makabayan bloc, wants out from congress: "The Partylist system is the milking cow of terrorists"

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio is seeking the expulsion of the Makabayan bloc in Congress amid concerns that the party-list system has has become “the milking cow of terrorists.”

“Congress should expel the members of Makabayan bloc, the Partylist system is the milking cow of terrorists,” she wrote on Instagram.

Makabayan is a bloc of leftist groups in the House of Representatives. Its prominent members include party-list groups Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Kabataan, Anakpawis, Migrante, and Alliance of Concerned Teachers.

Makabayan Bloc

Her statement came after ACT Teachers Davao claimed that only Davao City did not give any local allowances to its teachers.

"DepEd (Department of Education) should dismiss terrorists from their rank. How ironic for government to pay public money to people who work against the government,” she said.

Davao Mayor explained that in December 2016 and 2017, her city “gave gift cheques worth P2,000/person/year to all teaching and non-teaching employees of DepEd”, adding that her staff had copies of the budget, pictures of the checks distribution and liquidation documents to prove this.

Duterte also labeled the group as “terrorists” and “liars” who should be “expelled” from Davao City.

Makabayan Bloc

"It was difficult enough to have your grant approved and we were put in a situation and you have the temerity to lie. If only you could be expelled from Davao City,” she said.

Also in her Instagram post, Duterte slammed Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT-Teachers) Rep. Antonio Tinio and Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao for allegedly encouraging young students to join rallies.

“Again, you do not deserve to be in Congress. When will the House of Representatives ever kick you out? Gising na po ethics committee,” she wrote.

“Ibagsak ang ACT-Teachers, they do not endeavor to put children in schools. They want children to remain poor to be exploited by ACT-Teachers,” she added.


Source:   Inquirer

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