Netizens react to Lani Mercado on GMRC tweet
Lani Mercado, the wife of controversial Senator-elect Ramon “Bong” Revilla, has found herself in the middle of a Twitter storm after she invoked Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) for online people commenting on her husband online.
The Bacoor mayor took to her Twitter account to defend her husband from bashing after Revilla won again in the recently concluded midterm election even he is still facing 16 graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.
“You don’t have to be mean just to get attention. People are more appreciated when they show respect and GMRC even in social media,” Mercado wrote.
Netizens replied to Mercado’s tweet asking for them to give back their stolen money from the government fund.
“Dear Mrs. Revilla, part of Good Manners and Right Conduct is returning what is not rightfully yours (remember how the court ordered your husband to return P124.5M?). When you’ve done that, you’re welcome to tweet again about GMRC,” a netizen replied to her.
“Ang nakakatakot, magkano na naman kaya mawawala sa taxes natin ngaung Senador na naman si MandaramBONG!” another netizen commented.
A netizen also commented a witty meaning of GMRC saying “++ does GMRC mean — Grabe Magnakaw ang Revilla Clan ?????????”
Meanwhile, another netizen commented about delicadeza saying her co-Cavitenos are also not in favor of Revilla running again in the elections.
“Mawalang-galang na po, Gng. Lani. Alam po ninyo, marami akong nakausap na kababayan natin, ang sabi “Tumakbo pa rin, ano po?” habang napapailing. Ang dagdag nila, sila nga daw kailangan “walang record” para makapag-apply ng trabaho. Bakit daw ang asawa mo, hindi nahiya?”
“May message po ang Sandiganbayan, pakisauli daw po yun Milyones sa kaban ng bayan. Para po sa GMRC,” another netizen commented.
Last December 2018, the Sandiganbayan ruled via majority vote that Revilla is not guilty of earning P224.5 million worth of kickbacks through the pork barrel scam. The anti-graft court also ordered the return of P124.5 million to the Philippine treasury.
However, his staff Richard Cambre and pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles were found guilty.