Is there something to fear, when it comes to “Vice-president” Leni Robredo? The widow of Jesse, who can easily give off an impression na di makabasag pinggan? Veteran insufferable gossip, sorry, “investigative journalist”, Raissa Robles raises the question…
Who’s afraid of Leni Robredo? The Ka-DDS are out in full force bashing her for being in NY.Have they forgotten that she holds NO POSITION in the Duterte government right now? That she’s just a spare tire?Is she using government money to be in New York?The Ka-DDS seem to be quite all shook up that she might meet with Loida Nicolas Lewis.If she were not that important or influential, who would care whether or not she’s in New York?Do you recall that Pres. Duterte himself and the Marcoses were all together in China when typhoon struck Ilocos Norte?Did the Ka-DDS bash Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and former Senator (i like the sound of that) Bongbong Marcos for not being in Ilocos before and during the typhoon?Naaah.Special venom is reserved only for VP Leni Robredo?Seems they are afraid of her.
NB: If I remember correctly, Ka-DDS refers to the Die-hard Duterte Supporters
Why be afraid of the VP, who is every bit concerned about “the threat of a return to Martial Law”…
The threat of a return to Martial Law and one-man-rule is the worst Christmas gift to the Filipino people.To refer to specific provisions in the 1987 Constitution prohibiting such as a “reckless reaction” to the Marcos regime is an insult to the experience of the Filipino nation that endured great suffering and hardship under the Martial Law regime.Moreover, for President Duterte to challenge the democratic safeguards of the very constitution he swore to uphold on June 30, 2016 is appalling.Let us remain vigilant against the threat of Martial Law, and fight against any move that will curtail our freedoms.This is not a battle we will take sitting down. As Filipinos, we have demonstrated our courage to stand up and make our voices heard for the sake of protecting our freedom and fighting for the truth.
The anti-Duterte, the Liberal Party (LP) supporters and Yellowtards (any remaining ones), were extra critical of non-allied officials “not being present, or caught flat-footed, during crisis situations in their bailiwicks” (e.g., Martin Romualdez during Yolanda, or Rodrigo Duterte in the aftermath of the Davao bombings), and yet their representatives are exempt from the very same criticism?
I call bullshit, of course.
At the very least, Robles is admitting that Leni “is just a spare tire.” The more accurate term for Robredo, however, to borrow a Chinese term, is aflower vase – decorative but essentially useless.
One can readily observe, from the way these two responded, that they apparently still don’t get what the hungry-for-change Filipinos are trying to convey.
It’s not Leni Robredo personally, that people are afraid of, it’s what she represents, all the extra baggage that comes with her.
For better or for worse, Filipinos have decided not to cast their lot anymore with an LP leader. It seems that if LP were the only alternative now to a potential abuse of power, Filipinos find the LP option less attractive.
Filipinos have decided that they no longer want the old ways – a return to the exclusive, ineffectual, old ways of running government like crap, exemplified by the Liberal Party.
They no longer want to go back to a time where they are resigned to facing a government that cares for them only during election time, a group of people that shows concern for them only when it is not in power.
Filipinos no longer want the sort of directionless, headless chicken leadership shown in the last thirty years. They no longer want to go back to a worthless type of government that makes them feel worthless.
In other words, Filipinos want things to be different. While “Not LP” is pretty much as bare as “NeverAgain”, it is the leadership taking charge that will make or break it. The LP has pretty much set an abysmal standard for that one.
Oh, and for the record, Raissa, you and many others overestimate the importance, and fear factor, of Leni Robredo. Dummies are good, after all, only when someone else is pulling the strings.