Sara slams Makabayan bloc

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is on the warpath once again – this time against the Makabayan bloc as she urged Congress to expel its members after lashing out at the Davao chapter of ACT Teachers party list that claimed her city does not give local allowances to its teachers.

The feisty Davao mayor took to social media her anger and labeled ACT Teachers Davao chapter as “terrorists” and “liars” who should be “expelled” from Davao City.

“Congress should expel the members of Makabayan bloc. The party-list system is the milking cow of terrorists,” Duterte said in an Instagram post on October 8.

“DepEd (Department of Education) should dismiss terrorists from their rank. How ironic for government to pay public money to people who work against the government,” she added.

The Davao chief executive explained that in December 2016 and 2017, her city “gave gift cheques worth P2,000/person/year to all teaching and non-teaching employees of DepEd”, adding that her staff had copies of the budget, pictures of the checks distribution and liquidation documents to prove this.

“It was difficult enough to have your grant approved and we were put in a situation and you have the temerity to lie. If only you could be expelled from Davao City,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter said.

ACT Teachers is represented in the Makabayan bloc, a group of Left-leaning legislators in the House of Representatives.

Its Davao City chapter, ACT Teachers Davao, had been quoted by Radyo ni Juan radio station as alleging that Davao City is the only major city in the Philippines that does not give allowances to teachers.