Brilliant #2019SEAGames opening ceremonies leave Philippine Opposition stunned but not silent!

By most accounts, the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted in Manila was a success that dazzled participants and audience alike. This, after a who’s who of Opposition “thought leaders” slandered the event viciously in the weeks leading up to it.

The cauldron, much-maligned in Opposition social media chatter, was a spectacular centre piece of the event that lit up the sky and the faces of all who beheld it.

Despite the evident uplift on the spirits of Filipinos and the profile the event gave to the country befitting its place as a major economic power in the region, key opinion shapers of the Opposition were seemingly unimpressed.

Opposition ‘influencers’ like Noemi Dado exchanged snide remarks about the preparations effort on social media over the days leading to the event.

Netizen “activists” like Kat Stuart-Santiago rendered their verdicts as snippets and factoids on the ongoing preparations crossed her newsfeed…

…and after the event, many Yellowtards still had bad things to say…

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The Philippines went from being top in the medal count back in 2005 when it last hosted the event to sixth in medal tally in 2017. Filipino athletes need the support of all Filipinos and need none of the partisanism evident today as influential people in the Opposition trained their microscopes on the minutiae of preparation gaffes taken out of the bigger context of what this event means to the Philippines overall.

In light of all this, we must defer to the eminent social media maven @AltABSCBN, ringleader of the disinformation campaign surrounding the event, who issues an apt closing remark that, to be fair, most Filipinos can relate with…

And, on that, this from us for now…

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

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