The Makabayan Bloc of the House of Representatives should stop politicking and instead help the government find solutions, especially with the problems caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP) and the Liga Independencia Pilipinas Inc. (LIPI) urged the party-list groups Bayan Muna, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), Kabataan, Gabriela, and Anakpawis to be part of the solution.
“Please stop your politicking and craving for political power. Help the nation in regaining its stability in Congress. Instead of thinking of things that would further jeopardize the nation, help us in giving solutions,” the statement read.
LPP and LIPI said it is clear the Makabayan Bloc is merely riding on and using the popularity of President Rodrigo Duterte to gain media mileage and get the public’s attention.
The bloc should also stop raising the issue on political dynasty as Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has not even filed her candidacy for any position in the 2022 polls.
In the event that the younger Duterte seeks the presidency, she will be elected, not appointed so dynasty is out of the question.
They added the President’s focus is on the country’s survival, not the 2022 elections.
The party-list groups, according to LPP and LIPI, should respect the electoral process as they garnered enough votes “in spite of your agitations towards violence and ouster of the duly mandated government”.