CHAIRMAN of the powerful House committee on appropriations Rep. Eric Go Yap deplored the circulation of "fake” statements attributed to him in social media.
In a statement, Yap denied saying frontliners allowed themselves to be used to destroy the administration.
The representative of ACT-CIS branded the bogus news black propaganda and appealed to the public not to be swayed by such political agenda in this time of pandemic .
Earlier there are pictures of Yap circulating in the some social media platforms to which he said “Mga Frontliner, nagpapagamit para pabagsakin ang gobyerno."
“I never said that. I strongly deny this statement came from me. Ito ay produkto ng pag-twist sa ating sinabi na sinasamantala ng ilang mga tao ang issue na kinakaharap ng mga medical frontliners para pabagsakin ang pamahalaan. Dahil dyan, nagiging biktima sila. Wala sa anumang bahagi ng pahayag natin na sinabi ko na nagpapagamit ang medical frontliners para pabagsakin ang gobyerno. Ito ay malinaw na fake news,” Yap said.
The neophyte solon said he is one of the House members pushing for more benefits for the frontliners, particularly those in the health sector.
“In fact, sinusulong natin ang pagbibigay ng sapat na hazard pay para sa kanila. Hindi matutumbasan ng anumang halaga o salita ang sakripisyong ginagawa nila sa atin at mataas ang pagtingin ko sa kanilang propesyon,” Yap said.
“We have concrete actions for them at sadyang nakakagalit at nakakalungkot na pilit binabali ng iilan ang katotohanan upang magkaroon ng sugat sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ng medical frontliners,” he added.
The solon reminded those behind this propaganda that the next elections is still far and irrelevant at this point as the administration is preoccupied with programs to help Filipinos recover from the pandemic.
“Malayo pa po ang halalan, huwag muna tayo mag-pulitikahan.
"My previous statement was made in the context of some people taking advantage of COVID issues for their own political interest. That is crystal clear. Nowhere in that statement that I said anything about our medical frontliner willingly allowing themselves to be used for others political agenda,” Yap said.
He assured the frontliners that he will continue to acknowledge their efforts and sacrifices.