Hilbay corrects netizen: Masinloc issue mattered even before elections
Senatorial aspirant Pilo Hilbay on Twitter corrected a netizen who accused him of using the issue in Masinloc, Zambales for fake propaganda.
The netizen asked whether the former solicitor general expressed concern over the issue even before he decided to run for senator.
“May nagawa ba sila to show support sa mga affected people here EVEN before? Pls stop fake propaganda just to let the locals know you’re with them. #myopinion,” the netizen said.
But Hilbay responded that even during his term as SolGen, he had included the Masinloc issue in the case the Philippine government filed against China.
“Marami sa mangingisda ay nakausap na namin way before this admin. So, ayun, correcting you po, kasi you’re wrong po,” said the abogado.
Issue mattered before I ran. As SolGen, the witnesses we presented to the arbitration court in the case we filed against China were from Masinloc. Marami sa mangingisda ay nakausap na namin way before this admin.
— Pilo Hilbay (@fthilbay) April 8, 2019