Solon pulls out 'hugot' line for his Christmas message

While others were spreading messages of hope and togetherness on their Facebook feed ahead of Christmas, Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda chose to go another route and posted a "hugot" line instead.

(Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda's Facebook)

In a post on Saturday, Christmas eve, Dec. 24, Salceda waxed somewhat moody and wrote "Pagmamahal lang ang kaya kong ibigay (Love is all that I can give)."

The Bicol solon was seemingly alluding to the incessant solicitations for gifts that have become a meme this holiday season.

But Salceda was neither being irritable nor stingy--a closer inspection on the comments section of his post showed him gamely exchanging with netizens on the subject of pamasko or Christmas gifts.

Christmas is a time of giving after all, and to a lot of people, their Cong Joey is also their Santa.