By Gabriela Baron
Duterte Youth representative Ronald Cardema insists that they are not threatening Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and even offers to send his phone to the National Bureau of Investigation to undergo a forensic exam.
“Si commissioner, sinasabi n’ya we are threatening her, I challenge her, pa-forensic natin ‘yong phone ko, tsaka phone n’yo ma’am, wala kayong makikita rito na nag-message ako sa kapwa Duterte Youth na nagsasabi kami ng masama about you, napakarespectful namin.” said Cardema in an interview with ANC.
He also added that he faced Jim Paredes in EDSA but still remained respectful.
“Nakadebate ko si Senator Trillanes dito sa ABS-CBN, nagsi-sir pa rin ako. Nakadebate ko si Zarate, head ng Makabayan dito sa ABS-CBN, nagsi-sir pa rin ako. Ganun kami ka-respectful.”
According to Cardema, Guanzon is accusing and maligning them without proof.
“Wala na kong pakialam sa seats namin sa Congress, basta ang sinasabi ko, hawak kami sa leeg since January hanggang ngayon at pinapalabas n’ya sa buong bansa, s’ya ang bida, s’ya ang inaapi… Pero mapo-prove ko sa mga screenshot ko na habang sinasabi n’yang tine-threaten namin s’ya, nagmamakaawa kami sa kanya.”
Cardema said that his pregnant wife is getting stressed and his father has already been sent to the hospital.
The former National Youth Chair also said that they are eyeing to file an impeachment complaint against Guanzon.
“Kung may mga tutulong sa ‘min, bakit hindi? Kasi talaga meron kaming ebidensya.” said Cardema.
Cardema also clarified that they are just patiently waiting for the motion for reconsideration.
“‘Yong sinasabi ng mga tao na matanda ka na, mali ‘yan. Ginigipit lang kami!” he ended.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) junked the nomination of Ronald Cardema on August 5 due to misrepresentation.