There are so many pressing problems in the Philippines today that directly affect the majority of the population. Some people are focusing too much on China and making it look like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency is a failure just because they don’t agree with his foreign policy.
This is a dishonest position to take as the only fair way to evaluate an administration is to view it over the full range of initiatives and activities it is engaged in. The fact that the entirety of the key Opposition coalition suffered a catastrophic defeat in this year’s elections attests to the reality that a large swathe of the Philippine public’s concerns were not addressed by the Opposition campaign rhetoric.
The continued focus of Opposition chatter on foreign policy, whilst an easy target because it lends well to glib simplification into lame sound bytes, simply does not resonate with ordinary Filipinos. This is the reason there is a big gap in the Opposition’s understanding of what will move Filipinos and a source of the frustrations they experience in their efforts at inciting “mass action”.
In Yellowtard years, 2022 is just around the corner. Time is running out and galloping ahead faster and faster. Indeed the more the Yellowtards fail to find a charismatic leader to lead them to electoral victory when current President Rodrigo Duterte’s term is up, the more time is wasted.
It is quite evident their “vice president” Leni Robredo is not up to the task. With every word she utters, she falls flat on her face. It’s amazing indeed that her face continues to exhibit human features considering she’s used it as a shoe so many times.
Their once shiny hope, Mar Roxas, is a complete washout. Duterte’s win in 2016 is squarely on him. He failed to win votes for the Yellowtards even taking into account the voters his pal former Commision on Elections (COMELEC) Andy Bautista cheated out of the Yellowtards’ opponents back then.
Who will be the next great Yellowtard “hero” who will follow in the footsteps of Ninoy and Cory? Kris Aquino, perhaps? Why not? Kris had legions of showbiz fans.
Time is running out. Tick tock tick tock, Yellowtards. Find a leader who is winnable in an election, or perish. Again.
Even the Yellowtards themselves whine about their own constitution’s products. It was, after all, a colossal overcompensation to assuage a hysterical fear of a “repeat” of those “awful” years of the “Martial Law Era” that the powers that be of the time harboured.
Because of the 1987 Yellowtard Constitution, presidents can only serve one term — dooming an entire people to imprisonment in a six-year death cycle of unproductive, costly, and intelligence-insulting popularity contests. Worst of all, Presidents have to put up with idiot “vice presidents” who they had no hand in selecting as their partner in government.
A democracy is not a religion. As such, there is no reason why Filipinos need to put up with a piece of scripture written by hysterical pseudo academics indoctrinated in the rabid Yellowtardism that blanketed Philippine society under dark intellectual clouds in 1987. They can ditch the Constitution if they decide that it no longer serves a purpose other than to prop up discredited thinking.
It’s time Filipinos put their foot down and pull the rug from under a Yellowtard clique that brainwashed an entire people into believing that the 1987 Constitution is holy scripture. Time for a change. Time to get back on the road to building a strong nation and not the snowflake society Yellowtards prefer.
This statement tweeted by Richard Heydarian is proof that this self-appointed “thought leader” is partisan. As a political pundit, one should just be telling it like it is.
Usually travel half of the year round the world for talks and lectures. Honestly, explaining DUTERTE FOREIGN POLICY these days is… just purely embarassing 🙈
To be embarrassed by someone’s foreign policy means one is disappointed it doesn’t fit one’s personal narrative and bias towards or against something. Heydarian should stick to facts.
Why would anyone feel embarrassed about the President’s foreign policy? It actually promotes a diplomatic approach to dealing with a highly sensitive issue. Only those who are strongly against China would feel embarrassed.
Heydarian inadvertently admitted that he is not a reliable source of insight and information. His bias against Duterte and China muddles rather than clarifies the issues he seeks to highlight.
Another issue, another major fail for the Opposition to bring Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte down. They simply don’t get it. They keep using negative propaganda against him when the truth can quickly burn it down. They will never learn from their mistakes. They are pathetic.
It actually takes guts to issue an unpopular opinion and only someone with strong conviction can maintain civility in the midst of a diplomatic tension like the incident between Filipino fishermen and a Chinese vessel. In that regard, Duterte is the opposite of “duwag”.
The Opposition tried to make it look like it was Duterte’s fault why the fishermen had a collision with a Chinese vessel. After all the noise and commotion died down, the rational members of the public had to ask, what the heck was that about? Clearly, the media blew it all out of proportion.
At some point, the Opposition ran out of things to say and resorted to copy and pasting “Duterte duwag”. More proof that their arguments do not have legs to stand on. Now it’s all just gone up in smoke which will soon dissipate.
The story ends with a happy ending and a happy fist bump.
If one were truly looking out for the overall welfare of Filipinos and the bigger good of the entire nation, the focus of any sort of activism would be on finding practical forward-looking solutions to problems. In the case of the current brouhaha over an accident involving a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat on Reed Bank, the most practical solution to move forward would be to contain the situation and mitigate any further impact on the broader Filipino public.
But take stock of the shrill shoutouts being issued by the “woke” crowd of “influencers” and “activists” of the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition and it becomes glaringly evident that they have a different agenda in mind. Their agenda, as always, remains fixated on ousting duly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and returning their own people to power — power they believe they are entitled to by virtue of the blessings of no less than the Pope himself.
The Yellowtards unfortunately would just as soon sabotage an economy or drum up war with China (or both) if they see an opportunity there to seize power even through illegal means. Suffice to say, these are not very nice people as they think nothing about disrupting — even putting at risk — millions of lives just to achieve their ends. Think Antonio Trillanes back in the mid-2000s and how he presumed to use military resources under his command to do just that and you will find a person who singularly encapsulates the character of the Yellowtards.
Not very nice. It’s time Filipinos get rid of them and their cancerous legacies in Philippine society.
China is appealing for restraint. Imagine that. Kung sino pa yung may capability to blow us into smithereens sila pa yung ayaw ng gyera. But the dilawans? They want Duterte to declare war! Now na! And they do it by, yet again, playing the Victim Card.
Indeed, I don’t understand why the captain of the Filipino fishing boat feels betrayed. He should be proud of himself for standing his ground for the Philippines during the ramming incident. He should be telling us how glorious it was to fight for our rights and not tell us tales of woes. Even before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a statement about the collision between the Filipino fishing boat and the Chinese vessel, the Filipino captain was already speaking about his disappointment in Duterte to the media and is even reluctant to go and speak to the President in person. He just wants the attention of the media, it seems.
If you haven’t noticed yet, Duterte, for his part, does not care if his decision or statements are unpopular. He doesn’t care if he disappoints some of his supporters. He was like that when he criticised the Kapa scheme and he’s doing that with the fishing boat incident. He’s not into popularity — only what can and needs to be done to move forward.
A solid foundation is needed to act intelligently and with honor. Being all shrill about what amounts to no more than hearsay and speculation will not get us there.
The Yellowtards of late have been longingly following the events in Hong Kong as millions of its people take to the streets in an impressive display of people power to protest a plan to allow Beijing to extradite its citizens to the mainland. While there is much lament being expressed on social media about how Filipinos have lost the same fervour now being exhibited by their neighbours, there seems to be little motivation to mount a similar initiative considering how convinced they are of the righteousness of their cause.
Judging from the volume and shrillness of their laments, one would be led to believe that a critical mass of outrage against the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has achieved enough critical mass to support such a stunt. Indeed given too that they supposedly have the support of the Communist Party of the Philippines and their vast network of satellite university campus “cause oriented groups”, there would be no reason why they wouldn’t be confident that they’d succeed at marshalling the numbers to the effort.
And yet they don’t.
Perhaps that says something about both their approach to engaging the public and, more importantly, the nature of the actual support from the broader public they command. The Yellowtards need to brush up on their Democracy 101 and get back to the drawing board to craft a real strategy to win in their chosen form of government.
STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG!
EXPOSE AND OPPOSE CHINA EXTRADITION!
The League of Filipino Students stands in solidarity with thousands of Hong Kong protesters, majorly led by students, in their fight against the proposed reading of pro-Beijing Hong Kong administration’s Extradition Bill.
You must strive to consolidate your ranks through studies, tasking of members and checking their work. Consolidation leads to immediate and long-term expansion. In fact it means you expand the number of the most conscious and most militant members. As part of consolidation, the current pool of members is also required to recruit new members.
Why would communists oppose their own motherland’s consolidation of their own authority over an outpost of capitalism — an affront to their state ideology — that they had tolerated for almost a hundred years? The People’s Republic of China, after all, is a communist state. One would expect that Filipino communists would be aware of that fact.
The astounding inconsistency of the “activism” of Filipino communists as evident in the baffling position its front organisations like the LFS would take is why they continue to fail to redeem their lost credibility.
Pity the “thought leaders” and “activists” of today’s Philippine Opposition. Their camp could no longer win elections and, to add insult to that injury, are also now incapable of mounting their trademark crime — ousting presidents illegally.
All they could do now is watch, green with envy, as the residents of Hong Kong take to the streets in protest of an extradition law being implemented by Beijing.
Like all things once noble, the Philippine Opposition led by the Yellowtards supposedly “invented” people power back in the 1980s then proceeded to then it into a sad joke. Perhaps it is fitting that they now are forced to witness this “invention” being used productively somewhere else.