Frankie Pangilinan: ‘FB boomers’ out to oust dad Kiko as Senate charter panel chair
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Frankie Pangilinan has alleged that certain “FB boomers” are out to oust her father, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, as chairman of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments.
In a series of deleted tweets on Tuesday night, Frankie alleged that her father’s detractors are making the move to “make constitutional changes, allegedly in order to address the [COVID-19] crisis.”
“My dad is defending our Constitution,” Frankie said, in defense of her father.
“This admin can’t touch our Constitution as long as my dad’s guarding it. They cannot remove term limits (extend terms), without removing him,” Frankie added.
Back in March, it was reported that the Department of the Interior and Local Government directed its regional offices to gather up to two million signatures over the next two months to back amendments to the Constitution amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Pangilinan and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed the move, calling it an “insult” to Filipinos who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
Frankie also urged the public to watch out for the “Oust Kiko” posts on social media.
“Please please watch out for the Oust Kiko posts, and know that my dad, who is one of two senators who voted against the anti-terror bill, is protecting our rights,” the 19-year-old said, referring to her father as he and fellow opposition senator Risa Hontiveros voted against the controversial measure.
The anti-terror bill was enacted into law after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the measure on July 3.
“Please spread the word if you can,” Frankie urged her followers. “My father is too humble of his own accomplishments for his own good.”
“I’m here to remedy that and draw attention to the fact that he’s been fervently defending our constitutional rights for the last two years,” she added.
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