Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte got an ally against the members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list and other militant groups who rallied last week.
In her Instagram post, Inday Sara published a photo of some members of ACT party-list together with some students, she also slammed the militant groups for luring some students to join their rallies.
“Ito pa isa, Antonio Tinio of ACT Teachers, CPP-NPA-NDF, ano po masasabi ninyo sa mga bata sa likod ninyo na pinag rarally ninyo on a school day? 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.” Inday Sara said in her post.
One of the people who commented on Inday Sara’s post is the actress Aiko Melendez, who gave some sermon to the student who chose to join the demonstration instead of attending their classes during that day.
According to her, several children from poor family really want to receive a good education, while the students siding themselves to the left are just wasting the opportunity that they received by skipping their classes.
She believes that if the militant groups really love their country, they should urge the students to study more than skipping their classes.
“Imbes na pag aaral ang atupagin , rally at puro reklamo nalang ang ginagawa. Maraming mga bata ang ninanais na makapag aral at pinapangarap na sana sila ang nakakapag aral than sa inyo na ala inatupag kundi magreklamo. Do they even know why they are there? If they love our country as they always claim, shouldn’t they prioritize our children to study instead of being in the streets?!!!” Melendez said.
Melendez also said that the militant groups should give some of their budgets to support children who can’t afford to study instead of wasting their resources in expressing their complaints.
“Kung mahal po ng mga party list na yan ang mga bata na pinagrarally nila, bakit di nila ibigay ang parte ng budget nila para sa edukasyon ng mga bata na po yan dba mam? Kaso mali na ang paraan nila po mam. Kng ang mga bata na yan ay bayad para me makain? Hindi ba pansamantala din ang ginawa nilang aksyon? Kng maka reklamo po sila sa gobyerno naten ganun ganun nalang po. Eh sila ano po ba ang nagawa na nila po?”
Inday Sara responded to Aiko Melendez’ comment and addressed her using the name of the famous character that the latter portrayed in television.
“@aikomelendez Thank u Gov. Emilia Ardiente! Ipasunog mo sila lahat! Iboto ka namin” Inday Sara told Melendez.
Melendez told the Davao City Mayor that she supported her thoughts against the militant groups, she’s also hoping to meet Inday Sara in the future.
Mayor Inday Sara is a known critic of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
She even urged the Congress to remove the left-leaning lawmakers for allegedly using the government funds to support New People’s Army.
Unlike her father who supported the peace talks between the government and the communists, Inday Sara strongly opposed it.
Source: Inday Sara Duterte