Bumuwelta si Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas sa kritisismo ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr.
Ani Treñas, “Iloilo City is much better than what you think because here, we all work together.”
Tugon ito ni Treñas sa pahayag ni Locsin na hindi sinisi ng alkalde ang mga constituent niya sa pagiging pasaway ngayong pandemya dahil sa “opposition hypocrisy”.
“How come Treñas can blame his constituents of carelessness, of being pasaway — that ugly word — and get away with it? Because of opposition hypocrisy,” sabi ni Locsin sa burado nang tweet.
Magugunitang sa panayam sa telebisyon, sinabi ni Treñas na ilang constituent niya ang naging pasaway kaya nailagay ang Iloilo City sa modified enhanced community quarantine.
Pero sa kanyang Facebook post noong Linggo, nilinaw ni Treñas na hindi niya sinisisi ang kanyang mga constituent.
“Teddy Boy Locsin, we take care of our constituents the best way we can. I have not blamed my constituents since we continue to look for ways and means to flatten the curve,” saad ng alkalde.
“I know you do not know how to work in the LGU since you have never run a city,” dagdag niya.
“It is unfortunate that in the midst of a pandemic, you still claim political sides. Here in Iloilo City, we always let our prevailing virtue of love work as one people, and we do things together, that is why we are called the City of Love,” ratsada pa ng Iloilo City mayor.
Sa isa pang Facebook post, sinabi ni Treñas, sa halip tumulong sa gitna ng pandemya, “We have a Secretary of Foreign Affairs who dips his finger on anything he thinks he is bright enough to make a nasty comment.”
“Life is what we experience in the here and now, not your cellphone for Twitter or Facebook. We deal with real lives sir — not cellphones or laptops,” banat pa ni Treñas kay Locsin.