The way a noted Yellowtard “thought leader” put it encapsulates the sentiment of the Philippines’ political “Opposition” community at the moment.
The trouble with these bozos is that they fail to realise they are comparing apples to oranges. Hong Kong’s activists are rallying against a regime that is anathema to their way of life — an authoritarian communist empire that is progressively dismantling the democratic free market society Hong Kong once was.
On the other hand, the Philippines’ democratic institutions and free market economy are doing just fine. In fact, the Opposition had recently suffered a catastrophic loss in a national election — effectively an absolute referendum that validates the mandate of the current government of President Rodrigo Duterte to continue what it is doing.
The real imperative here, as far as the Yellowtards are concerned, is to reflect why they fail to win the confidence of the Philippines’ voters. Focus on that and perhaps they will do better in the next elections and get what they want legally.