Senate President Tito Sotto praises Cong. Lucy Torres-Gomez for defending anti-terror bill “Beauty and Brains!”

Even Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III couldn’t hide his amazement over the explanation of Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez on the anti-terror bill.

On his Twitter page, Sotto, a principal author of the controversial measure informed Senator Ping Lacson about the post of Gomez, explaining to the netizens why the anti-terror bill is already necessary.

“Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez makes a very compelling thesis in her IG on why we should prioritize the fight vs terrorism. Beauty and brains! @iampinglacson,” Sotto tweeted.

Other Twitter users also praised the lawmaker for her Facebook post that reached more than 40,000 shares on social media.

A netizen said that Torres-Gomez bravely defended the bill despite the unpopular support it received from celebrities and student groups.

“I like how Rep Lucy Torres Gomez is very stern in her convictions in supporting the anti-terror legislation. She explained it perfectly in her Facebook post. Di nasindak kahit celebrity at pagiinitan ng wokes,” @PHPrimeMinister said.

“Stan Lucy Torres-Gomez! Cancel her if you want but you cannot deny she has intelligently made all the points crystal clear which destroyed all your WEAKEST AND LAMEST DISINFORMATION, and TWISTED and FALSE ASSUMPTIONS about Anti-Terrorism Bill,” netizen @boogumtastic remarked.

However, there are still some people who were not convinced by the explanation of the lawmaker.

“Lucy Torres probably have not heard of aeta Edgar Candule who was branded as terrorist and whose case was dismissed and was never compensated as per HSA. Candule’s story is just one of the many stories of being red/terrorist tagged by the state. Konting reality check naman,” netizen @soltaule said.

Taule was referring to the case of Candule who was accused of being a member of the New People’s Army and was put under the custody of the authorities for almost three years.

As a result, the Aeta asked P480-M to the government for what they did to him.

Under the Human Security Act of 2007, a person who was wrongful incarcerated should receive P500,000 per day of detention.

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