The massive flooding in Metro Manila and most Luzon regions brought about by the continuous torrential rains came close in the heels of the lower House deciding to end the plenary debates on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill.
This move did not bode well with the anti-RH bill advocates in Congress, especially to some members more known to be very vocal against the bill, like Reps. Mitos Magsaysay, Amado Bagatsing, Rufus Rodriguez and Rep. Hermilando Mandanas.
They were so aghast that their pro-RH bill advocates colleagues has pulled a fast one, this, after President Benigno Aquino met with the leaders of the House of Representatives in Malacañang.
The feeling of frustration seemed to have been lingering in the hearts of the anti-group, especially UNA senatorial aspirant Rep. Magsaysay, that when rains started falling in torrents for days and flood waters rising causing more and more residents to evacuate and seek higher grounds, she allegedly posted a message on her Twitter page, saying: “Heaven must be crying… we have to undo what has been done.”
She was obviously referring to the earlier termination of discussion of the RH bill and the heavens are said to be angry at people for supporting the bill, or what else was she trying to say?
Although Magsaysay vehemently denied she was referring to the recent events revolving around the RH bill, her denial, after getting some flak, even made it worst by insulting the intelligence of the Filipinos.
“I strongly detest the article… my tweet had nothing to do with the RH bill nor the vote the night before. It was about the environment,” Magsaysay said via Twitter.
The article she was referring to was that of Kristine L. Alave of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Environment, my foot! If we were the likes of China or America or any large economy country contributing to putting a big hole in the ozone layer, causing global warming and havoc to the global weather system, then, yes, we have been messing up with the environment. But what have we done to the environment, I pray, tell me?
Rep. Magsaysay simply made an irresponsible, thoughtless twit trying to cash in for political expediency, while ingratiating herself to the members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), at the expense of the victims of the recent devastating floods.
Now it has boomeranged on her. What can I say?
Good for her!
Hope this faux pas will be remembered come 2013 national elections.