By Argyll Geducos
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar urged the public to now move past the elections and start the period of healing, and work together to solve the problems of the country.
In his program aired over state-run Radyo Pilipinas, Andanar said people should stop resorting to shaming those who voted for the administration’s senatorial candidates.
“Tama na iyong pang-iinsulto natin sa ating kapwa (The insults should stop now). It’s time to move forward,” he said.
“It’s time to really heal at ayusin ang mga problema ng bansa natin, ituloy iyong mga pagbabagong nagawa ni Presidente Duterte (and fix the problems of the country, and continue the reforms of the President),” he added.
Andanar also addressed those who are criticizing senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa for admitting that he knows nothing about being a senator.
The former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief earlier confessed that he would want to attend seminars to know how he can function as a senator, even asking some of his seniors in the upper house to coach him.
“Ba’t mo iinsultuhin iyong tao eh (Philippine Military Academy) PMA graduate ‘yan eh. In the first place, hindi ka papasa sa PMA kung hindi ka matalino (Why would you insult the man when he graduated from PNP. You’ll never graduate from PNP if you’re not smart),” Andanar said.
“Kung wala kang grit, hindi ka tatagal sa PMA (If you do not have grit, you will not last in the PMA),” he added.
Andanar had said that people may have voted for President Duterte’s senate bets because his popularity, and high satisfaction ratings, may have rubbed off on his candidates.