Opposition senatorial candidate Florin “Pilo” Hilbay sucks at campaigning, which is why he is now losing the race. He does not even have a track record of being a good administrator. All he has are promises to go against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies. He’s not being smart. Duterte still enjoys a high satisfaction rating. One doesn’t speak against a leader who is still popular if one wants to win an election.
Here he is being a real class act…
Ako ay batang Tondo. Number 1 sa Bar Exams, pero hindi ako nagpayaman
So what if he is from Tondo? He makes it sound like it’s Sillicon Valley. So what if he was Number One in the bar exams? It didn’t help him win the cases he tried to defend. So what if he didn’t make himself rich? Nothing wrong with getting rich the honest way anyway. He’s a loser.
Why does Hilbay think a candidate has to be poor or “pro-poor”? The people actually need someone successful to look up to as a role model. If he thinks being simple is the only formula needed to get voted in, he is wrong. Besides, he is not simple. He had to have a celebrity girlfriend to validate himself.
Hilbay probably thinks having a celebrity girlfriend will help him win in the coming election. That is also evidence that he is a traditional politician – someone who relies on image instead of his policies for reform.
In other words, it was all about him. Hilbay didn’t have anything to offer the people. He thinks saying he is awesome is good enough to be elected a senator. The voters should be careful and make sure a narcissist like Hilbay doesn’t end up in a position of power.
Is Philippine media REALLY under threat? Opposition “thought leaders” keep shrieking that it is. But there seems to be absolutely no evidence that this is true. At best, the notion remains DEBATABLE. Trouble is, Yellowtards aren’t willing to have that debate and prefer, instead, to latch on to their mere beliefs and the preachings of quacks like Maria Ressa. Indeed, Maria Ressa, the foremost “champion” of this ululation, to cite a high-profile example, silences anyone who dares challenge her dogma on the matter.
For that matter, many “thought leaders” of the Opposition don’t set a very good example when it comes to being open to having their views scrutinised and challenged. One such example is Opposition senatorial candidate Florin “Pilo” Hilbay who is renowned for his quick trigger finger when it comes to blocking dissent.
Proponents of the idea that the media and, for that matter, anyone associated with the Opposition are “victims” of some sort of conspiracy to “attack” them seem to turn a blind eye purposely to a really plausible alternative view — that, perhaps, the real threat to media is NOT curtailment of freedom but the degenerating quality of Filipino journalism and, even more disturbing, dishonest journalists.
This is the real debate that is begging to be had. It’s time those who latch on to one inbred view open themselves to that important debate lest they become the villains in the very narratives of “victimhood” they reassure themselves with.
More leaked screenshots seem to point to a strong financial link between lawyer Gideon Pena and the Crazy Rich One herself, Kris Aquino. According to some sources, Pena is retained as “legal consultant” to Aquino allegedly to the tune of 100,000 pesos. But speculation is rife that the scope of this contract (which, reportedly, is held to an “iron-clad” non-disclosure agreement (NDA)) goes beyond legal services.
Back in mid-2018, supposed “flirting” between Pena and Aquino was causing a stir in the showbiz fan community leading the Inquirer to pose the question: Is romance brewing between Kris Aquino and Atty. Gideon Peña?
Peña took to his Instagram last June 28 where he shared a photo of him posing in front of an ivy-covered wall, and a screenshot of his own tweet that said, “Bakit hindi na [lang] tayo?” (Why can’t it be just the two of us?)
It was Aquino’s reply that brought many of her fans to kilig mode, as she commented, “Atty G — if this is for me, wait lang please — I’m shooting for @samsungph now… but if it’s not — she’s a very lucky girl. (Sorry ha, the original Twitter posts were already sent to me by several people & this now popped up on my phone. Change of setup so I got to check IG).”
Was it all for show? Is Pena even into girls (not that there’s anything wrong with not being into girls) to begin with?
Oh, and did we mention too that Pena along with his “kuya”, Inquirer columnist Gideon Lasco are in bed with Yellowtard senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay?
And, most SHOCKING of all, did we mention that Pena is also a member of “senator” Antonio Trillanes’s legal team (note by the way, attorney Pena, apostrophe-“s” after a name ending with an “s”)??
Well now we mentioned it.
Abangan and susunod na kabanata…
Filipino “Netizens” are supposedly at arms over the latest littering scandal to make the rounds — this year, specifically, the mounds of rubbish left by Christmas revelers at the Luneta this year. Again.
But this just follows a long tradition of slobbery as evident in these search results.
Yellowtard senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay went as far as calling Filipinos’ country a “baboy nation“!
There really is something wrong when the same problem recurs year in and year out. It may not even be about finding a “right” solution. It could be simply about gathering the will to implement one.
[NB: Featured image from a 2013 Inquirer
The Opposition led by the Yellowtards should improve the way they co-ordinate their “activism”. After an impassioned call for basketballdom to wear black during Game 1 of the UAAP match between the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo, nobody seemed to have heeded the ill-thought-out “urge”.
Not even Yellowtard senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay could be counted upon to toe the line. Hilbay stayed true to Yellowtard form though, contributing to the desperate effort to politicise all big events beyond all recognition.
[Credit Roman Surtida for the tweet
that inspired the title.]
Florin “Pilo” Hilbay’s only platform for running for a Senate seat is his having topped the Bar exam. And yellows like Jover Laurio are so impressed that he topped it while having a girlfriend on the side. That’s how shallow they are. They assume everyone else is impressed by people who can memorise Philippine laws.
I’d be impressed with Hilbay if he can show us he can argue like a real lawyer on social media or at least allow other points of view on his timeline. But, no. He blocks everyone who disagrees with his views. If he can’t handle dissent on social media, he should close his account.
Even Yellow journalist Marites Vitug calls Hilbay out for being intolerant of dissenting views and goes as far as pointing out his penchant for “hyperinflating his importance”.
Indeed, this has been a week of yellows exposing fellow yellows as frauds and with a strong sense of entitlement! We can only watch in amusement.
I mean, seriously, have you ever met a Batang Tondo named “Florin”? If you stepped out onto a Tondo street and introduced yourself to the neighbourhood siga as “Florin”, the last words you’d likely recall after waking up in a hospital are “Florin pala ha…”
So, yeah, it’s not surprising that Florin “The Blocker” Hilbay now dubs himself “Pilo”. Just as an election campaign kicks off, right?
It’s more, makamasa to be called “Pilo” seeing that his campaign slogan is Tapang ng Tondo. “Pilo” comes across as more siga than Florin. But of course.
How about you? What would be your Tondo name if you were to run under the campaign slogan Tapang ng Tondo?
Yellowtards say they are voting for Florin Hilbay because he is “Matalino at Magaling. Taga-Tondo na nagtapos sa UP.” Sure. He and every other politician out scrounging for votes have their own claim to the Batang Yagit narrative. But the more important question is this…
What is his vision for the Philippines and what is his plan to get there?
The trouble with Filipino politicians is they go for the lowest common denominator when campaigning for votes. And the even bigger trouble is that Filipinos habitually lap it all up.
Being poor once is not a reliable indicator of how good a government official someone will be. If that were the case, then the Philippines would have been a First World country by now. So, sure, support your politician. But you owe it to yourself to have an intelligent reason why he or she deserves your support.