Senator Ronald Dela Rosa criticized the members of the Makabayan bloc, Kabataan party-list Representative Sarah Elago, and Bayan Muna Party-list Carlos Zarate for not returning the leftist student Alicia Lucena to her mother.
In a press conference, Senator Dela Rosa told Zarate that if he’s a responsible parent, he would return the child to her mother who’s grieving at the senate while the Makabayan bloc was having a press conference at the same time to prove Alicia Lucena is not missing.
“Hindi ka ba naawa sa mother?” Dela Rosa said “Tinulungan mo na sana at hinatid mo na sa mother anong klaseng parent ka? Nakita mong grabeng naghihirap ng parent tapos ikaw andyan pina-presscon presscon mo pa sa loob ng congress?”
“Pina press con mo yung isang bata na as far as the parents is concern is missing dahil hindi niya nakikita? Ngayon andyan sa harapan mo… kung ikaw ay responsableng congressman dalhin mo yung bata, maawa ka,” he added.
According to Dela Rosa, Zarate should bring Lucena to her mother and let the child decide there if she really wanted to be with her parents.
He’s also thinking of possible charges against the Makabayan bloc for not returning Lucena to her parents.
Meanwhile, Dela Rosa told Rep. Elago that she’s going to become a mother in the future and she may realize the wrongdoings she did to the Lucena family.
“Magiging nanay ka rin, magiging parent ka rin, and you will discover gaano kasama yung ginawa mo sa kabataan… magiging mother ka rin,” he said.
Dela Rosa led the senate investigation on missing students allegedly recruited by several leftist groups.
Mrs. Relissa Lucena, mother of Alicia attended the senate hearing twice to express her sadness over the current situation of her children.
“Hindi ko na po alam ang sasabihin ko, nagmamakaawa na po ako. Dapat ako po yung pumuprotekta sa anak ko, bakit kayo? Ako dapat yung kasama ng anak ko, gusto ko lang pong makuha ang anak ko, gusto ko lang mabuhay ng maayos ang anak ko at makapag aral. Gusto ko po mag asawa bago ako mawala sa mundong ito ay nakatapos po yung anak namin,” Mrs. Lucena said.