Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez bukas sa pagtakbo bilang senador

Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez bukas sa pagtakbo bilang senador

June 1, 2021 @ 2:52 PM 2 years ago

MANILA, Philippines – Bukas sa pagtakbo bilang senador si Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez sa susunod na eleksyon.

“Yes open but it’s not like it’s part of a grand dream or a grand plan. I have been a legislator for 11 years, if I’m given the opportunity I know I can hit the ground running,” ani Torres sa ANC.

Siya ay miyembro ng PDP-Laban.

Lahad naman ng mambabatas na wala na ito sa pagpupulong nang magpasa ng resolusyon upang hikayatin si Pangulong Duterte na tumakbo bilang bise-presidente sa 2022 elections.

“It is a party stand, I think they passed that resolution unanimously yesterday,” aniya.

Isa si Torres sa mga naninindigan sa isyu sa West Philippine Sea.

“There are people saying dapat lumaban tayo. Mahirap din magtapang-tapangan lang…We have to remember we have to play the long game. More than just fighting, it’s fighting to win,” saad ng mambabatas.

“I’m all for asserting our sovereign rights using legal and diplomatic means…We’re talking about calls for aggression. We know what happened in 2012. We have a precedent. It’s not a sandbox fight in school, we can’t touch China, ‘China maninindigan kami ha (well take a stand) but control your retaliation.'”

“It’s not just a piece of paper because if u look at the arbitration award China has breached 19 provisions. It’s a good record to have it’s a win by a great measure,” giit pa ni Torres.

“I’m just saying it’s not a victory that is resplendent or resounding because did not achieve what we wanted which is for China to leave.”

Samantala, tutol din si Torres sa pag-aalis ng pondo sa National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) dahil sa pangre-red tag ng mga opisyal nito.

“The community pantries is a good program, it highlights the bayanihan spirit of the Filipinos…but the NTF-ELCAC is also a very good program. I’m coming from the perspective that peace is the foundation of programs,” paliwanag nito.

“In Leyte, which is really the haven of insurgents, a lot of barangays in different municipalities and cities have benefitted from this program.”

Giit pa nito na dapat gawing krimen ang red tagging at dapat managot si NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade.

“That’s the reason why sometimes people in government have such a bad name, because there is lack of accountability,” punto ni Torres.

Isa rin si Torres sa mga taga-suporta ng Anti-Terror Law.

“That’s what the critics say I don’t agree. It’s easy to say it enables but if we go back to the Anti-Terror Law there is very long process. It involves a tedious process and Sen. (Panfilo) Lacson has explained it so many times and so well,” giit ng mambabatas. RNT/ELM