Despite being on the opposite side of the political fence, Sen. Bam Aquino and his wife Timi were warmly welcomed by showbiz talk show hosts Cristy Fermin and Lolit Solis as guests in the initial airing of their online talk show “Take It…Per Minute!” on Tuesday.
Sen. Bam and his wife thanked the veteran talk show hosts for the chance to connect with their avid online followers.
“Taos puso po akong nagpapasalamat kay Manay Lolit at Tita Cristy sa pagkakataon na makausap sila at ang kanilang mga tagasuporta. Salamat po sa inyong pagiging bukas na makinig sa aming mag-asawa,” said Sen. Bam.
Manay Lolit and Tita Cristy are known administration allies and close friends of former President Joseph Estrada’s sons Jinggoy and Jude, but they set aside their political inclination and received with open arms the lawmaker and his wife.
“Kasi noong una, siyempre pag sinabing ‘dilawan’, alam niyo naman kung saan kami naroroon. Iba iyong nasasalat mo ang senador at kanyang wife, nababasag ang pader sa gitna,” Tita Cristy said during the latter part of the show.
During the show, Sen. Bam and his wife gamely answered the controversial questions thrown by the veteran talk show hosts about issues on trolls, fake news and being part of the opposition.
“Noong una, pinapalitan lang ang Wikipedia page ko. Pero noong 2016, lumala na dahil may violence na. Ang worse niyan, noong tinawag akong terorista, na may kinalaman tayo sa Marawi, iyon ang pinakamalala,” said Sen. Bam.
Sometimes, Sen. Bam said trolls twist some of his measures to make them appear negative and resort to name-calling to destroy his credibility, but he always side with the truth to ward off fake news.
“Magandang panlaban sa kasinungalingan ay ang katotohanan,” said Sen. Bam, who said that the attacks against the so-called “dilawan” began when the current administration assumed power in 2016.
“Lahat ng nagawa ng previous administration ginawang mali. Nag-focus doon sa mga mali at mga kakulangan at tinakpan ang mga magandang nagawa,” said Sen. Bam.
Timi, for her part, admitted that she was sometimes affected by the “dilawan” tag, but she managed to get over it once she’s with Filipinos in poor communities who are desperate for help.
“Kahit 30 minutes ka lang nandoon, makikita mo na mas malaki ang problema ng mga kababayan natin, kaya balewala ang mga atake sa inyo sa Facebook,” said Timi.
“Take It…Per Minute!” airs live every Tuesday, 12 noon to 1 p.m. via Pilipino Star Ngayon’s Facebook account.