Even as Senator Risa Hontiveros tries to cleanse her name of former misdeeds by headlining news with her supportive statement for Marawi City, the public still calls for accountability on the Php 1.76 billion illegal Philhealth bonuses during her term as board member.
Hontiveros also previously went viral on the internet after she was coined justifying the Maute group’s terrorist attack on Marawi City, but now it seems she’s trying to fix her name by issuing supportive and sympathetic statements for Marawi residents.
“I appeal to the public not to stoke the flames of Islamophobia. Discrimination breeds hate. It builds walls. It sustains unjust wars,” Hontiveros said.
“This is the time for unity and solidarity. Amid these challenging times, we should not give in to our fears and prejudice. Let us not play into the script of the Maute terrorists, who want to sow fear and hate between Christians and Muslims,” she added.
International law expert, Atty. Paula Defensor Knack retorted at Hontiveros’ “paawa effect” and emphasized the explanation and money the senator owes to the people.
Knack further accuses the senator of being one of the masterminds of the plot to ouster President Rodrigo Duterte.
In her full post on Facebook, Knack said,
“VIRAL EVERYWHERE !!!…super kapal !!
Nagpaawa effect pa at ginamit ang Maranao !
Ang issue yung P1.76 Bilion Bonus, di mo masagot sagot at yung abetting terrorists dahil leftist ka at ang pangalan mo nasa listahan ng mga masterminds ng oust Duterte movement !!!”