I don’t know what Lito Atienza ate for breakfast on the day he issued this statement but perhaps out of sheer desperation, he warned Filipinos that if BBM succeeds President Duterte, he fears Filipinos will be the world’s laughing stock.
As soon as Atty. Bruce Rivera heard of Atienza’s statement, he can’t help but write a response.
Atty. Rivera began by telling Lito that his fear will definitely happen but laughing stock?
Basically, Atty. Rivera said that Filipinos need not worry of becoming the laughing stock because we already are the laughing stocking in the world when we elected Duterte. But why focus on that? We Filipinos know better, not them.
But here comes Atty. Bruce’s brilliant counterpunch that literally obliterated Atienza’s argument in one blow.
Atty. Bruce to Lito Atienza: If by any chance Manny Pacquiao becomes the next President, are we not going to be the laughing stock in the world?
You may now read Atty. Bruce’s original FB post below.
SASAGUTIN KO ITO
Sir Lito, matakot ka nga kasi mangyayari talaga yan. Pero laughing stock tayo?
Una, kelan ba tayo hindi pinagtatawanan. Mahirap na bansa tayo. That is the reality. Pinagtawanan na tayo dati when we elected Duterte. But why should we give premium to that. Tayo ang Pilipino, hindi sila. Mas alam natin ang bansa natin kesa kanila. When that matters to you, dun ka tumakbo.
Pangalawa, VP ka ni Manny. Kung sa palagay mo mananalo si Manny, hindi ba tayo mas pagtatawanan? Isipin mo nga sinasabi mo.
Third, people who would laugh at the Philippines are at most, stuck in history. In 1986 when we removed FM, The USSR still existed, China was not a superpower, Ukraine is not a state, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia are still states, Duvalier of Haiti and Fidel Castro are still in power and there is still no pivot to Asia. If you expect Filipinos to be stuck in a 1986 rut then it confirms how stubborn and incapable you are to accept change. Kaya nga ayaw mo ng divorce, same sex marriage and even medical abortion in special instances.
My advice: bumalik ka sa 1986. Dun ka tumakbong VP. Nasa Hawaii pa si BBM, menor de edad pa si Inday at marami pa ang maniniwala sa yo.
Source: Bruce V. Rivera