On Twitter, former SolGen Florin Hilbay spearheaded the move to make the #NasaanPangulo trend in social media.
Hilbay’s tweet was obviously taking a dig at President Duterte, who had yet to make a public appearance when flood water were threatening to inundate many Metro Manila residents, particularly in Marikina or release a statement assuring the public his government was on top of the situation.
Well, that’s the context of Hilbay’s tweet as shown below.
Did Hilbay get what he wanted to make the #NasaanPangulo go viral? And make President Duterte looks bad in the eyes of social media? And if he gets lucky, in the eyes of the public?
No. Instead, Hilbay was turned into the laughing stock in social media after two of pro-Duterte bloggers rebutted his tweet by reminding him how Pnoy went missing in several crises that required his presence to make the critical decisions like the Mamasapano incident, the Quirino Grandstand hostage crisis etc.
One blogger also raised the Yolanda incident wherein Roxas was sent to Tacloban to help “kuno” the city a day before the super typhoon made the landfall but because of their ineptitude, Roxas was himself the subject of a rescue operation to save his life.
Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles has this to say to Hilbay’s tweet…
Oist. Si Mar Roxas nga andun mismo sa Tacloban nung Yolanda. Ayun. Kinailangan din syang i-rescue.
Wag nga kami. Presidente mong si PNoy pinaghahanap rin nung Luneta hostage taking pero pasalamat kami di dumating. Baka dumami casualties, sa sobra nyang galing. #Sarcasm uli. [Link here]
Meanwhile, the Facebook Page “MindaVote” was more brutal in his rebuttal by rebuking Hilbay for having the audacity to sermon Duterte and the government on how to handle a crisis when his former Boss, ex-President Benigno Simeon Aquino III bungled every crisis that he faced under his administration either with deadly consequences like the Mamasapano and Luneta hostage and the Scarborough Shoal standoff that resulted to the Philippines losing the shoal to China.
Amnesia ba or sadyang stupid lang itong si Hilbay?
May nalalaman ka pang “presence” is the “minimum requirement of leadership”. Eh asan pala ung boss mong panot nung panahon ng Mamasapano? Nung Rizal hostage crisis? Nung tinatayo ang mga Military structures ng China sa Scarborough shoal?
Ang lakas ng loob mong mag salita, eh kayo ang admin na hari ng sablay. Kapag may crisis, daig nyo pa ang ostrich at pagong kung mag tago. Sino ba ang akala ninyong niloloko ninyo? Bistado na kayo ng mga Pilipino – puro kayo pa cute. Puro kayo ngawa, pero pag action na ang kailangan, mga betlog ninyo naka tuck in sa pwet.
Next time gusto mo magtanong kung asan si Duterte, wag sa Twitter, puntahan mo sa frontline.