Anyone who dives in the thread of comments of every local political newsis familiar with hate so casually thrown at Vice President Leni Robredo. Since she became Vice President, there has been a barrage of threats, insults, and hashtags on posts related (or not) to her.
But when she took a stand on the issue of extrajudicial killings prominently streamed at the 60th United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs Annual Meeting, the hate thrown at her has intensified.
The latest and by far the most uncalled for, was PAGCOR Chairman Andrea Domingo slamming her at the ASEAN Gaming Summit 2017.
In a clip posted by Bloomberg TV Philippines, Chairman Domingo did not hold back on calling out the VP’s yield on the War on Drugs. A few sound bites still ringing in our ears:
- “Please do not believe Leni Robredo. She has maligned our country and our people, and I feel very badly about this.”
- “I am not going to comment on Leni Robredo’s level of competence of intelligence. Intelligent people can make that judgment.”
- “I’m not even going to make a comment on what made her Vice President of this great country. The decision on the electoral process filed against her will tell us — I hope sooner than later.”
- “7,000 out of 7,000 people killed in summary execution? Check! With the National Police.”
- “I really view her as a female creature who wants to be president so bad and so fast, she would do anything. [She would] go there under any manner or circumstance except go through the legal electoral process that President Duterte went through.”
All this at the ASEAN gaming summit, ladies and gentlemen.
While airing out dirty laundry in an international forum unrelated to such issues already feels distasteful, the noticeable change in tone from
fake humility to misplaced arrogance as she ended her speech makes us a little wary of her intentions:
“I’m just an ordinary government worker and I only have this international forum to share my sentiments with, so please thank you for bearing with me on this.”
These divided beliefs might have driven this country mad by its never-ending Internet debates and debacles lying on a single question: Who wronged whom?
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