Netizens: Estrada's speech just a show


Posted at Jun 12 2014 04:37 AM | Updated as of Jun 12 2014 12:37 PM

MANILA – Social media users had mixed reactions over Senator Jinggoy Estrada's 40-minute privilege speech on Wednesday, following Senator Bong Revilla's speech and music video Monday.

In his privilege speech, Estrada said he did not steal a single centavo from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

''I am not afraid to go to jail. They don’t need to drag me to jail. I will voluntarily surrender once a warrant is issued,'' he added.

On Wednesday, TV Patrol asked on Facebook and Twitter, ''Ano ang masasabi mo sa privilege speech ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada?''

Majority of the netizens who responded to the question said they are already tired of hearing Estrada, who was just repeating what he said in his previous speeches.

Some social media users said they find it hard to believe Estrada because of his background as an actor.

Some said they do not trust Estrada because of his father, former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada, was already convicted of plunder.

However, some netizens seemed like they completely lost trust with politicians in general, especially because of the scandals in government.

On Monday, netizens coined the hashtag #BongPanes after Sen. Revilla delivered his privilege speech which was capped by a music video dedicated to his supporters.

Estrada said the backlash they get from the public is because of the ''selective accusations'' from the media, Commission on Audit, Department of Justice, up to the Senate itself.

"Si Enrile, Revilla at Estrada, inimbestigahan nang wala pang 2 buwan. Pero pag kaalyado, kini-clear agad ang pangalan," he said.

Some Twitter users said Estrada has a point and asked about the others who could have also benefited from the pork barrel scam too.

Estrada said he will prove his innocence and is pinning his hopes of getting justice at the Supreme Court and Sandiganbayan.