“Kung asshole ka sa Congress, don’t bring that to Davao, leave it in Manila. Somebody should tell the President what you are doing. How dare you call me part of the opposition. Kapal ng mukha mo. You messed with the wrong girl.”
Ito ang sumbat ni Davao mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio against Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after he allegedly tagged the presidential daughter as member of the opposition.
This happened when Alvarez supposedly told the media nay may bangian between Mayor Sara at Pres. Duterte and that her newly formed regional political party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), ay walang basbas mula sa kanyang ama.
Dito sumabog sa galit si Mayor Sara kay Speaker Alvarez.
“The Philippines will be a better country if he is not Speaker. PRD (President Rodrigo Duterte) will be a stronger president without Alvarez,” Duterte-Carpio also told Rappler sa isang report.
“This insecure fat sleaze is the epitome of the idiom barking at the wrong tree,” Duterte-Carpio added.
“Ang sabi mo in a crowd, ‘President iba siya, Speaker ako, I can always impeach him!’ And you call me opposition? Somebody should tell the President about the truth. Antay ka bukas, I have another story…”
Sa kabilang dako, nananawagan si Mayor Sara that House members should unseat Alvarez.
“I do not understand why members of the House of Representatives do not tell the President what the fat ass is up to and just coup d’état the Speakership,” she said.
“He is not a leader. He will never be a leader. Many congressmen can do more [than] what he is delivering for the President…We all support PRD, Alvarez just loves himself. Nagkamali si Alvarez, akala niya kasi the world is about him.”
Si Alvarez naman, sa kanyang pahayag, has denied na may sinasabi siya na ganoon against the mayor.
Mula kay activist and economist Bernard Ong, narito ang karagdagan na information ukol sa alitan ni Mayor Sara at Speaker Alvarez:
BEHIND THE RISE & FALL OF TRAPOS
Sara Duterte described Speaker Alvarez in colorful terms: Kapal-mukha. Insecure slob. Fat Sleaze. Asshole.
She called for his removal as Speaker.
Alvarez is in a quandary. Respond meekly and trapo / macho peers kiss him goodbye. Respond forcefully and Sara will bring him down – with or without Daddy.
How did they get here?
In reverse chronological order:
• Alvarez described Sara’s Hugpong party as ‘opposition’.
• Sandigan issued arrest warrant vs Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr.
• Floirendo & his allies affiliate with Hugpong.
• Alvarez wife reported to run in 2019 against him, with Floirendo backing.
• Sara formed Hugpong with 4 Region XI governors.
• Floirendo allies declared Alvarez persona non grata in Tagum.
• Alvarez filed graft case vs Floirendo over the Tadeco-govt sweetheart land deal
• PDP-Laban expelled Floirendo for disloyalty
• Girlfriends of Alvarez and Floirendo had an altercation during Maskarra festival in Bacolod.
So this essentially started as Battle of the Mistresses.
The knives are out. Hopefully we see the secret beans and buried skeletons next.
Ang tanong: Paano naging pabigat sa administrasyon ni Pres. Duterte at sa kanyang kampanya tungol sa Pagbabago ang pagiging House Speaker ni Cong. Pantaleon Alvarez?