Lani Mercado won’t attend Aquino’s SONA
By: Charissa Luci
Crying foul over the “selective” prosecution under the current administration, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla would not be surprised if President Benigno Aquino III would took pride in mentioning her husband’s detention when he delivers his State of the Nation Address on July 28.
The woman lawmaker, who decided to snub Mr. Aquino’s SONA next month claimed that the Aquino government was so quick in persecuting Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. who is now detained at Camp Crame over the supposed plunder of his pork barrel allocations.
”Naniniwala ako na may selective justice talaga. Kasi nakita mo kung gaano kabilis ang pag usig nila kay Senator Bong. Dito sa tatlo. Actually maswerte pa sina Senator Jinggoy at Senator Enrile dahil wala pa sila sa piitan ngayon. Pero nararamdaman ko talaga, bakit yong mga senador ang tinukoy nila specifically samantalang yong iba na concern sa ganitong pangyayaring ito ay parang wala lang. Yong nakakapag file pa ng bail, alam ko dahil iba yong kasong ibinigay sa kanila. Pero feeling ko iba yong pagtingin. Iba yong trato,” she said in a radio interview.
She said there is no reason for her to attend the SONA since the current administration is in the habit of persecuting the opposition camps.
“I have no intention of attending the SONA. This will be the second time that I won’t attend the SONA. I hope may maganda siyang state of the nation address at matutuwa ang tao sa sasabihin nya,” Mercado-Revilla said.
“Naging biktima na kami ng maraming kahihiyan. And he is bound to do that. Pumunta na siya sa Cavite non, sinabihan nya ang mga caviteño na wag basta maniniwala sa anting anting at agimat. Sinabi na niya recently sa Independence Day speech nya na kung pipili kayo ng mamumuno sa bayan ay wag yong basta marunong magbasa ng script, sumaway at kumanta. He has done that several times and he will mention that definitely para manghiya kung anuman ang intention nya. It’s all up to him.,” she said.
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