How some supporters ruin Duterte’s image: Harassing Doubters

DUTERTE SUPPORTERS CLAIMS THAT THEY WANT CHANGE. They aspire for it and are vocal about it on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wherever. They claim that when Digong wins, drastic changes will occur like all criminals, especially drug pushers will be eliminated, curfew hours will be implemented and so on. Many, many years ago, Davao City might be peaceful and we get it – Duterte did his part on what he believed was right and effective.

We still have four other candidates running for the highest position in the country – Binay, Poe, Santiago and Roxas. They have their fare shares of supporters and doubters. That is already given.

But harassing someone to the point of stating threats like death, rape and other violent acts is just plain disgusting!

The latest victim of cyberbullying of Duterte supporters is a certain Renee Karunungan, who posted an image dated March 22, 2016:

I don’t know who to vote for but I know who I’m NOT voting for. I am actively campaigning AGAINST Duterte now because I…

Posted by Renee Juliene M. Karunungan on Monday, March 21, 2016

As of April 6, 2016, she received 68 (and still counting!) hateful messages from ‘Duterte supporters’ who are even sending her below-the-belt comments that are violent and life-threatening:

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Ladies and Gentlemen, that’s just five of the messages Ms. Karunungan received. You can read the rest here.

I am completely baffled on how Duterte supporters resort to such harassment. Rape threat? Death threat? Really? IF YOU WANT CHANGE, IT SHOULD START WITH YOU! 

Kayo na po ang humusga. If Digong fails to win this coming May, his fans have no one to blame but THEMSELVES.

‘Yun na!

DuDirty the Womanizer for President? NO WAY!

All of the candidates vying for the most important position in the country have their own good and bad points. But do you know which trait I hate the most? The one who is a self-confessed womanizer and is even proud of it!

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Yes, people from Davao City might claim that he made their homeland the ‘safest place to live in’ through his methods of discipline (but PNP report says otherwise), but what about RESPECT FOR WOMEN?

A photo of his ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman-Duterte is spreading in social media revealing allegedly how she was as a battered wife during her marriage with the infamous mayor. I really feel sorry for her. Aside from the physical pain, she might have also endured emotional trauma. 😦

What about this interview of Rodrigo Duterte about kissing random women on the lips in public? Ughhh!

What about his guesting in the top-rating Sunday show ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ where he revealed that he has two wives and three girlfriends? GRABE SIYA, OH!

Do you know what are the effects of Duterte’s super dirty tactics just to prove that he can get away with anything? What bothers me is his supporters are blinded with his pa-macho pero napakabastos at walang respeto sa babae tactics.


Imagine this scenario. Your kid who is around 7-8 years old is watching TV and Duterte appeals to the masses that ‘womanizing is okay’. Then your child automatically thinks it is okay because that’s the president talking!

WOMANIZING IS NOT OKAY. One must value the sacrament of marriage! Women should be loved and respected, not humiliated. If we let someone like Rodrigo Duterte a.k.a. DuDirty win, then our country will be doomed especially for women. NO TO DUTERTE!

Is Davao City a safe place to live in? PNP’s latest figures disagrees!

Unless you are caveman and have been living under a rock, chances are you have already read about the recently released figures delivered by the Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricard Marquez himself.

The press release contained the list of the top cities in the Philippines together with their corresponding crime indexes. These crimes, per the report were categorized into two – first, the crimes against persons like murder, homicides and rape and next is the crimes against properties such as robbery, car napping and theft.

Looking at these statistics, I was aghast to find that Davao City ranks among the top. As far as I can remember, Davao’s claim to fame, aside from the city’s notoriously infamous leader, is that it is among the safest city in the whole wide world with equivalently low crime rate.

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So can someone please explain why Davao ranks among the top in terms of crime indexes?

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Extrajudicial Killings: An eye for an eye makes the world go blind!

I want to live in a place where I can safely stroll along beach shores while watching a beautiful sunset. I want to live in a place where I do not have to worry about getting home safely at ungodly hours of the night. I want to live in a place where safety in the underlying character that emanates from it. I want to be safe in my own country. But never at the expense of others.

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I have always believed in justice. I’ve learned that the rules are present for a reason and laws exist for the benefit of the majority.  That is why it has been extremely appalling to read all these articles about alleged extra judicial killings in the south, most particularly in Davao.

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Will Duterte stop supporters from posting fake endorsements?

The internet nowadays is full of trolls. During the Lenten Season, a good friend of mine who is an extreme Duterte supporter reposted a meme about Jollibee endorsing Duterte. Other Duterte loyalists shared the same image. Allegedly, the owners of Jollibee are for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a writer from Malaya claims:

Over 50,000 people have so far responded to the ongoing online survey being conducted by Rappler. The question asked is: “If elections were held today, who would you vote for president?”

The result of the survey as of March 26: Rody Duterte, 76.8%; Mar Roxas, 11.42%; Miriam Santiago, 5.31%; Grace Poe, 3.98%; Jojo Binay, 1.29; None of the choices, 1.2%.

Another bad news for Digong’s opponents… Billionaire Tony Tan Caktiong, who is from Davao and is the owner of the now world famous fast food chain Jollibee, has just declared his support for the Davao Mayor! 

With the millions of loyal Jollibee customers around the country, Tan Caktiong’s endorsement is certainly a tremendous boost to Hizzoner Duterte’s winning ways.

JOLLIBEE for DUTERTE according to 'Duterte is my President' page -> FAKE!
JOLLIBEE for DUTERTE according to ‘Duterte is my President’ page -> FAKE!

 

Who could forget the claims that Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds, Steven Seagal (or was that Steven Seagul? lol) and even Barack Obama! I’m just waiting for an endorsement from Justin Bieber.


Let’s go back to Jollibee. Good move for their social media team to release the real deal and slap the fakers real hard the cutest way possible:

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When a Wife Plays a Big Role in a Husband’s Political Career

When a politician dates and eventually marries a public personality visible on TV, it is already considered as a blessing. Aside from the free publicity (tabloids love chismis! the dirtier, the better!), fans and admirers of that public personality has higher chances of supporting the politician spouse.

Want examples?

The Leading Lady and The Vice-President of the Philippines?

Vice-Presidential Candidate Chiz Escudero married Heart Evangelista quickly last year. Why did I say quickly? The relationship was fresh when Chiz gave the actress a ‘surprise proposal’ with video coverage and the works. They got married in a very posh resort and stirred controversy because of how extravagant the wedding is and the complain of another not-so-famous news caster that they were ‘bumped off’ in favor of Chiz and Heart.

Heart Evangelista is known as the ‘you and me against the world’ type of girl. All of her lovers (John Prats, Jericho Rosales and Daniel Matsunaga) were frowned upon by her strict parents. She decided to pose for a magazine in a sexy outfit with the text ‘VOTE’ and announced that she will fight for Chiz!

Romantic, right?

 

Some naysayers are saying that the Chiz – Heart marriage is a marriage of convenience. It will help in Chiz Escudero’s political dream while Heart Evangelista is often compared to another equally beautiful actress who got married months before the infamous Balesin wedding.

In some Grace-Chiz sorties, Heart Evangelista represents Chiz Escudero. Admit it – the lady is charismatic and despite her flaws, she remains as one of the favorite artistas up to this day. Her numerous product endorsements testifies to how effective her masa appeal is.

Good for Chiz-Heart tandem then.

Now let’s move to Mar-Korina.

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Of Celebrity Endorsements and Social Media Bashing

While growing up, I’ve seen some interesting paid advertorials of political candidates. Though I wasn’t really allowed to vote by then, I had my list of my preferred President, Vice-President and Senators. Campaign jingles, color codings and celebrity endorsers flashed on the TV screen. Up to this day, I still associate a soap opera queen with a former tough female senator, a noontime host with a politician-slash-businessman and a pop star with a known political clan.

Back then, there were no big issues and these celebrities were tapped (paid or unpaid as they claim) and sure, their endorsements somewhat influenced the choices of their fans and supporters, but they didn’t supper too much bashing and hate tweets from the public.

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LP Presidential bet Mar Roxas and wife Korina Sanchez poses with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo (KathNiel)

Late 2015 comes and Teen King Daniel Padilla shocked the world when he appeared in a Q&A video with Liberal Party Presidential Bet Mar Roxas. Later on, he was joined by his onscreen loveteam Kathryn Bernardo and as of writing, the two are busy joining campaign sorties promoting the #RoRo tandem.

I couldn’t believe the backlash these teen celebrities are getting.

When asked, Daniel Padilla expressed his admiration for Mar Roxas as his family is originally from Tacloban and his relatives witnessed first-hand what Mr. Roxas did during the Yolanda Typhoon tragedy, that killed a lot of innocent lives. As a young gentleman with a reputation to protect, it is a gamble on his part to endorse someone knowing how bashers can’t be tamed especially if they disagree with what you believe in.

Another celebrity endorser who is brave in expressing why she is rooting for the same candidate is GMA-7’s Carla Abellana. You see,  Carla Abellana is admirable not only for her physical beauty and talent as an actress, but also on how she handles criticisms and speaks with sense. In an interview, she revealed that the main reason why she is endorsing Roxas is Integrity and among the candidates, it is Mr. Roxas who has a clean record of getting things done.

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