Comedian Vice Ganda made a joke about the statement made by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa about the possible effects of the increasing population of the Philippines on the national debt.
During one of the segments of It’s Showtime, Vice was introduced to a contestant with 12 children, saying that they were following Dela Rosa’s advice.
“Ito yung mga Pilipinong sumusunod kay Senator Bato, yung magparami raw ng population para maghati-hati dun sa utang ng Pilipinas. Ikaw talaga!” Vice said.
It can be recalled that the Senator said that some people thought that increasing the population of the country would lessen the share of every Filipino in the national debt.
“’Yung simpleng pinobre na pag-iisip, ang anak nila mas marami para yung per capita debt natin baba, the bigger the population mas maraming maghahati hati sa utang,” said Dela Rosa.
However, the senator insisted that he was only talking about the comments of other people and that the said statement didn’t come from his mind.
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According to the Ibon Foundation, each Filipino has a P112,678 debt, but despite this, the government was still planning to loan more money from banks.