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I really do not get it why some people would go to the point of trying to close down pages of individuals who support PRRD. Social media is a platform for free expression and, honestly, you always have the option to unfollow or block individuals and pages that may have a different view from yours. Tolerance and common sense are something that some people lack nowadays especially on social media. Individuals who cannot respect other people’s opinions should not even go try social media.

Senyora is one of the popular social media personalities in the Philippines and is the latest victim of anti-Duterte individuals. Her popularity goes even before declaring her support for Duterte. She has endeared a lot of Filipinos with her wit and straight forward posts that had a very soap opera touch. She was the “contrabida” that everybody loved. Her posts were so popular that she was able to compile in a book and have it published.

So what do these people get from trying to silence pages that are pro-Duterte, like Senyora?

NOTHING.

Their attempt to shut down these pages reflect the own frailties. These people cannot stand a different opinion and, worse, these people cannot make their arguments stand that they would try to just shut down the people who make sense. I mean, how do you win a losing argument? Just ask your opponent to shut up. These people would go leaps and bounds to try to shut people up because they cannot win the arguments. BUT remember that when you silence people up, it does not mean that you won your case. It just shows how lame your argument is, that the only way to win is to go unopposed.

It is also funny that they do not realize that shutting these pages down make people more curious about it and the person behind it thus giving the affected party more leverage in terms of platform. More people become interested to read their posts. Sooner or later, the similar point of views are reinforced to the reader and, better yet, the differing positions offer a better and more logical stand point. The next thing you know these readers become followers of the very people that was blocked initially. I mean how do you think did I come across Sass? Thanks to those who attempted to shut down her page.

Have you ever wondered why these people who request to shut down pages are called hypocrites? It is simply because they are full of contradictions. They play on the strong belief that their voices should be heard and that they offer a different point of view. And yet they are the very same people who cannot take the differing opinions of others hence they request to shut it down. Most Filipinos are smarter now and that they can see these things through. These two contradictions define one thing… the people who request for the closure of these pages are THE contradictions.

One thing that I also find intriguing is that why do we always find Pro-Duterte pages and individuals getting the brunt of all these request for shutdowns. Let us put this logically, who would requests for the shutdown of these pages. The fingers will all point to the anti-Duterte groups and individuals, and with the news of these group trying to label pro-Duterte pages as false news, it is reinforces the idea that they are the ones responsible for it.

Now with the popularity and the affirmation that PRRD is getting from most Filipinos, these anti groups are seen as self-serving more than being nationalistic. When they try to shut down these pro-PRRD pages, they are seen as antagonist who cannot accept change so they try to shut down those pages that become partners of the government.

In reality, the attempt to shut down these Pro-Duterte pages reflect the perpetrators fear that they have lost their grounds on the social media realm. It proves that the shakers and movers behind political figures have shifted to the men and women behind the keyboards. Social media has broken the monopoly of information that was previously controlled by mainstream media. It has given birth for common individuals to share the real facts against the “polished” facts thus giving their followers the convenience to really make educated decisions.

These anti-Duterte groups requesting for the shutdown of these pages, in reality, does not gain anything from their actions. They spend a lot of their time and resources trying to silence individuals and pages but what they do not realize is that they are bringing up a louder echo from the group that they are targeting. While these anti-Duterte try to gather their troops, the pro-Duterte movement have long banded together towards a common goal. It makes the anti-PRRD groups look desperate to the point that they are losing more than gaining grounds.

Social media is a huge expanse that these attempts will provide futile in the future. Affected parties can create new ones and use other applications to reach out to their followers and, guess what, their followers will always radiate towards them so these “anti” groups head back to square one. Science clearly explains it very well, it is hard to put a moving object to a complete stop because of momentum. The pro-Duterte groups are enjoying the momentum while the anti-Duterte desperately tries to gain theirs.

So… nasaan si Senyora?

Yes, I miss her. I really hope that she gets her Facebook page back so I can follow her. I actually did not know that she had a page until she was taken out, thanks to the perpetrators. If her page gets re-instated or she makes a new one, please buzz me so I can follow her.

By the way, don’t worry Senyora, I will be heading to National Bookstore today to get a copy of your book. This is my way of showing you that I fully support you. Again, thanks to the idiots who were trying to shut you up.

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I did not want to start my 2017 with a blog that spews out negativity as I have always wanted to start fresh with a positive vibe. But I found it hard to control my disappointment with VP Leni Robredo after her return from her US vacation. It was already disappointing that the OVP, who claimed that the VP was “hands-on” with the situation, was just churning up sh*t after sh*t trying to make the VP look good but was doing more mess with its publicity. The VP returns from her hiatus clacking like a chicken in an attempt to regain her composure with how she handled, or mishandled, the situation. To top it all off, her pictures visiting the affected areas are all over her social media trying to make it look that she was really concerned. Well, publicity is still publicity even if it is late.

Let us face it madam, the class act that you are trying to pull through is not working, so stop… please stop it. Hindi na po natin nabobola ang karamihan sa mga Pinoy. Enough of the talk and publicity. We already had too much of that from your office.

Honestly, I really do not have an issue with VP Robredo’s travel to the US. It is her right and it is not as if the whole country had to depend on her leadership at a time of crisis. In fact, I was one of the first people to get annoyed when SOME Dutertards were making an issue out of it. I just thought to just let her be. Besides it is not a new act coming from the political party that she is associated with because I remember a former President who prioritized attending an automotive event as the bodies of SAF members who died in Mamasapano were being flown in to Manila. Again, the automotive event was already planned and was in the former President’s schedule ahead of time. That was the alibi then. Do you see the similarities? In short, I was not bothered by her absence.

It started to get into my nerves when all of the sudden the OVP made it look as if VP Leni was VERY involved in the response to attend to the victims of the typhoons aftermath. This is where the problem started. It was already enough that they were actively publicizing the actions being undertaken but I guess I just found the attempt to be a little “cheesy” or should I say that there was just too much icing to hide the cake. Gets ninyo?

Let me share with you, madame, two reasons why I am not buying your publicity?

First, there was the class act where your office claimed that you were trying to find an earlier flight back to the Philippines as reported in a CNN Philippines report. In the effort to help you, some netizens even went further by posting screen captures of available flights to Manila. In the end, it was just proven to be an act. You had no intentions of going home earlier to be with the Typhoon Nina’s victims. All of it was just publicity… an attempt to make us think that you care.

My second reason was a realization 5 days after Typhoon Nina struck. I did not hear your voice on live television or radio sending out words of encouragement and hope directed to the victims of the typhoon. Yes, I was seeing your tweets and reposts but I never heard your actual voice through a phone patch of some sort. I guess a live phone interview, while you are in the US, where you can offer your assurance that you were really on top of the situation would have mattered to the victims, to your detractors, and even to me. I figured that it would have been more reassuring that you were “actively” involved when you can say it out loud yourself. Sorry, I can’t seem to bridge the gap between you being “hands-on” to the situation and yet you cannot afford even a 2-minute fast-talk interview, off your time for us to hear you as one of our elected leaders… for assurance lang na you are really with us. Why tweet when a call would have made your “actions” more personal and credible.

So your back in the Philippines, croacking like a frog who is out to redeem herself.

VP Robredo starts by saying that relief efforts were slow. Hindi ba’t yan din ang sinabi mo tungkol sa Yolanda Housing noon nung kakaupo mo lang na HUDCC head? It made me think that it’s probably your style to start getting the “pogi” points. I mean each President had his or her own style. Remember PNoy’s signature blame-it-on-anyone-except-me moves? I think you are getting quite a training with your party.

I mean, you come home 6 or 7 days after the typhoon and you start off by undermining government efforts despite the fact that national government officials and the Philippine President, himself, were already on the ground a day after the typhoon struck trying to manage on what needs to be done first. Here you are coming in and starts claiming that response was slow. You might be forgetting, madam, that the plane that was suppose to bring you home was slower. It took them 6 days to get you home so you can be on the ground and finally be “hands-on” with the situation.

She further went on to announce on the news that it was unfortunate that she was out of the country when the typhoon hit and that she was worried. The comparison to her being a mom was already too much where she tried to make it look as if she can only do as much. But then again, she was the type of mother, who despite her growing concern, did not even bother to give her “children” a call just to let them hear her voice and to give them the reassurance that she was doing all that she can do to help them.

And please let us not BS our way by saying that you tried to look for earliest available flight back to Manila unfortunately you had a hard time looking for tickets for you, your mom, and your three kids. You could have gone home first, ALONE. I believe that your eldest turned 29 years old recently, or will turn 29. She could have taken charge of her other siblings and your mom while you head on home first, if that was what you really wanted. I presume that you can also rely on your relatives to help you in taking care of them while they await their flight back to Manila. Your kids and relatives would understand the situation. Again, if that was what you claim that you wanted to do.

And besides with you being the Vice President of the Philippines, I am sure Philippine Airlines would have moved heaven or hell just to get you on a plane back to the Philippines. Again, if that was what you really wanted.

I recently saw the call for help of the OVP for construction supplies to aid the reconstruction of damaged houses in the affected areas. At a certain point I would like to believe in the sincerity of the request but the hypocrisy that has been going around is making it look that it is all for a show. Come to think of it, VP Leni was one good fundraising person. Imagine being able to raise millions from “pagbebenta ng lugaw” for her campaign. This would be a great opportunity for her to show her skills and really establish the truth behind her “lugaw” story. Who knows it might even answer the question on where you got the money for your recent US trip.

On a side note, I am fascinated with the pictures that are coming out recently showing your visits to the affected areas. It exuded a very Mar-Roxas-Post-Yolanda feel. The motorcycle ride was perfect, without you falling over. It was nostalgic. I am just waiting for that magazine cover where you get to take the cover with your over-the-top haggard look while on ground zero.

Again, I do not condemn her for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. She had every right to go on vacation. What I condemn is the act of trying to make her look like she was damn worried about those who were affected and the publicity that goes with it. She should stop making excuses and just work on what she can do now instead of trying to make it look that she cared enough. Yes, she was worried when and after the typhoon hit us, but she was not worried enough to even give us a damn call.

Now, saan ako makakabili ng lugaw ni madam?