Palace execs post anti-rally tweets hours before the Luneta event-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
At least three Malacañang officials posted tweets casting the mass action in a bad light less than 24 hours before the anti-pork barrel rally starts.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Sunday afternoon tweeted a link to an article questioning the indignation of participants at Monday's rally.
— Abi Valte (@Abi_Valte) August 25, 2013
The article Valte's tweet linked to had described the people's anger as a "nice but misplaced statement."
It also questioned the credibility of some of the lawmakers expected to join Monday's rally.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda retweeted the opinion piece Sunday night. "Who says blogging is passé!" he said.
— Edwin Lacierda (@dawende) August 25, 2013
Meanwhile, Communications undersecretary Manuel Quezon III attacked Catholic Church officials urging people to attend Monday's rally.
Good to put fear of God in pols, but 6 years late? WRU when reps. lined up for gift bags in 2007 and then fed at the trough for ChaCha?
— Manuel L. Quezon III (@mlq3) August 25, 2013
Valte's posting came hours after she reassured the Palace will not stop people from joining Monday’s protest action at the Luneta in Manila.
“Malaya naman. Malaya ang lahat sumali sa ganitong pagkilos (Everyone is free to join this mass action),” she said on government-run radio.
When asked if Palace employees are also free to join, Valte said, “Kami wala naman problema (We don’t have a problem with that).” (JK/Sunnex)