Check out this recent tweet from “Youth Partylist representative” Sarah Elago.
SUPPORT: We, student and youth formations, vehemently reject the return of the Marcoses to power. We slam the attempt of Bongbong Marcos to snatch the vice presidency through an electoral protest filed against VP Leni Robredo.
— Sarah Elago (@sarahelago) October 7, 2019
It’s quite presumptuous of her to be claiming to represent and speak for the Philippines’ diverse community of young people and students. The Internet and, even more recently, social media have made people like Elago obsolete. For that matter, Elago is not just an obsolete political relic, she subscribes to an obsolete Cold War era ideology.
Worse, she is misinforming Filipinos by suggesting that certain people are arbitrarily “snatching” something from others. The fact is, the process Elago is describing in her tweet is being effected within the frame of the law and within the governance of established institutions. There is nothing illegal going on here and nothing to “protest” in essence.
The bigger indiscretion Elago commits is presuming to pre-judge the Supreme Court for whatever it may rule in the future on this matter. Clearly, she is out of line, in contempt of the judiciary, and should be sanctioned.