DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin has created quite a buzz today on social media after TBL called Leni Robredo “Boba” on Twitter.
SFA Locsin’s temper flared up after Robredo heavily criticized the DFA Sec’s new directive cancelling the diplomatic passports of all government officials over her weekly radio show “BISErbisyong Leni.”
Robredo was quoted by the Manila Bulletin taking a swipe at Locsin’s directive that came in the wake of former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario’s detention and denial of entry by Hong Kong immigration authorities on Friday, June 21.
“Ang reaksyon ng bansa natin imbes na ipagtanggol iyong mamamayan ng Pilipinas, parang sinisi pa at kinancel.”
“Kaya naglalagay ng pangamba, pagkalito sa iba nating mga kababayan. Sino ba iyong kinakampihan ng ating gobyerno?,” Robredo continued.
Robredo also questioned the timing of Locsin’s new policy at the DFA.
“Bakit ki-nancel ngayon kung kailan nagkaroon ng problema. Kung talagang hindi dapat iyon ginagamit ng mga dating opisyal ng DFA, dapat noong natapos ‘yung termino, obligasyon ng DFA na i-cancel.”
In a fit of anger, Locsin took to Twitter lashing at Robredo and made the infamous “Boba” remark, subsequently drawing the ire of the supporters of Robredo while eliciting the applause of the VP’s critics.
Robredo warns against cancellation of diplomatic passports of former gov’t officials HEY, BOBA, THAT IS PRECISELY WHY I HAVE ORDERED THE CANCELLATION OF ALL COURTESY DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS BECAUSE I REFUSE TO SINGLE OUT DEL ROSARIO. https://t.co/5VIXUMjlCs via @manilabulletin— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) June 24, 2019
Charles Bonoan Tuvilla, a Leni supporter, cussed back in reaction to the “Boba” tweet of Locsin. Not to be outdone, Tuvilla, responded in kind by dishing his own insults towards Locsin.
Tanginang to, kung makamura, akala mo hindi bise-presidente ang kausap. Andami mo nang nasabi sa twitter, wala ka pa ring solid na nagagawa sa DFA. Pa-check-up ka nga. Seryoso. Inubos na ng sinasamba mong pangulo at administrasyon ang natitirang katiting na reputasyon mo, SIR.— Charles Bonoan Tuvilla (@siquey665) June 24, 2019
Netizen lolschach replied to Locsin, telling the DFA Sec. that’s not the way to treat the 2nd highest elected official of the land.
Bastos talaga tong hinayupak na to. That’s no way to treat the 2nd highest elected official of the land!— lolschach (@scluna2067) June 24, 2019
Netizen using the handle The Big Bitch responded by calling Locsin the stupid ass-kisser, incompetent and rude.
Hoy gagong sipsip! Hindi ka lang incompetent, bastos ka pa!!!— The Big Bitch (@_thebigbitch) June 24, 2019
Netizen Paolo Saldo raised the possibility of filing a complaint versus Locsin for using foul language against Robredo before the CSC.
Pwede sigurong ireklamo yang foul language at name calling ni @teddyboylocsin sa CSC. In the institution where I work, we have a Code of Conduct and it certainly is not allowed to use name calling on our colleagues. And yes, even in socmed.— Paolo Saldo (@paolosaldo) June 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the DFA Secretary has earned praises among Twitter netizens for the “Boba” tweet.
Netizen Bernie Placido said he love the way Locsin called Leni BOBA!
lol. I love the way you call Leni BOBA!— bernie placido (@bernieplacido) June 24, 2019
Ryan Balolot also found Locsin’s tweet funny.
I so love the Boba! Hahahaha this is fun!— Ryan Balolot (@BalolotRB) June 24, 2019
Elijah Sosmena praised Locsin’s guts for making the BOBA tweet.
Finally, we have some one in the cabinet that has the guts to call her that.— Elijah Sosmena (@sosmener) June 24, 2019
Meanwhile on Facebook, Robredo critic Krizette Laureta Chu has something to say on Locsin’s tweet.
Chu said Locsin shouldn’t speak like that to Robredo as a courtesy to the Vice President, his superior in the government hierarchy.
However, Chu said Robredo had it coming because Leni’s LP has made it a norm to make rude remarks versus the highest official of the land (President Duterte) by citing how Trillanes, Hontiveros, de Lima addressed PRRD like he is their alalay or sacada, so that’s explains, why we have now this culture of disrespect in government.
Locsin shouldn’t speak like that to Robredo, not because she’s a woman but because she’s the Vice President and he’s her inferior in government hierarchy.
He is wrong, but Leni’s LP has normalized rude remarks to high officials (see Trillanes and Hontiveros and de Lima addressing the President as if he’s their sacada), so we (and they) should understand why we now have this culture of disrespect in government.
In short, kasalanan pa rin nila for normalizing disrespect towards high officials in the land. [Link here]
If you think Locsin was done, he tweeted again and this time, he asked the Twitter world to donate a brain to Leno Robredo.
Will someone please do her the kindness to give her a brain? Here I am trying to do what’s right, which is to restrict diplomatic passports to real existing working diplomats so as not to devalue them abroad—and not pass them out as favors to retirees & friends. https://t.co/ME8599EeAU— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) June 24, 2019
Netizen Ri Moi responded with a witty reply.
someone pls do him the kindness to teach this man about GMRC— Ri Moi (@ri_moi) June 24, 2019
Netizen jun catapang replied with a sarcastic tone that Locsin was right, “drugs” is indeed the Philippines number 1 problem., apparently insinuating Locsin was high one something when he made the tweet.
binabasa ko na lang mga tweets mo,,yung mga sagot mo sa mga issue,,na pinupukol ng mga ,,,,wag na lang Sir,,tama ka ” drugs” talaga problema sa Pinas.— jun catapang (@gcatapang) June 24, 2019
Netizen Oliver Roda agreed with Locsin’s astute observation of Robredo.
Teddy, she’s incapable to think logically with sort of issue. I just really wonder if she’s got functional brain cells— Oliver Roda (@OliverRoda2) June 24, 2019
Netizen using the handle Apocalypse3262 disagreed with Locsin. Said she does not need a brain but a kinder teacher.
She don’t need a brain but a kindergarten teacher…— Apocalypse3262 (@Apocalypse32621) June 24, 2019
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