While ordinary supporters reacted by making derogatory statements against Mayor Isko Moreno following his “ang pwesto ay hindi minamana” statement, more educated and articulate Duterte supporters try to dissect why the Manila Mayor made such statement.
One of best examples is Davaoeno and jet-setter Jun Avelino, a prolific political pundit and writer on socmed who showed Opposition supporters that not all Duterte supporters are “bobo” as they liked to call them on Facebook and Twitter.
In a Facebook post with the title, “Mayor Isko – TAKOT KAY MAYOR SARA!” Avelino attempted to explain why Isko Moreno made such statement.
Avelino remarked that Mayor Isko Moreno’s statement gave him the impression that the Manila Mayor does not know that the President of the Philippines is elected not inherited. According to him, it is very clear the Manila Mayor was taking a jab at Mayor Sara Duterte.
“Parang hindi alam ni Mayor Isko, na sa Pilipinas, ibinoboto ang nagiging Presidente ng bansa. Hindi ito minamana. It’s very clear, tinitira nya si Mayor Sara Duterte in his statement.”
Avelino continued that if Mayor Sara decides to run for President and emerged victorious, she becomes the next President of the Philippines not because she inherited it but because Filipinos voted for her. He urged Isko Moreno to understand the difference between getting voted to the position and inheriting it.
“Kung tatakbo man si Mayor Sara as President at mananalo sya (which I am sure she will), she becomes President of this country because the Filipino people voted for her and not because she inherited it from her father. Mayor, magkaiba po yong minamana sa binoboto. Unawain nyo po yan.”
Avelino reminded Isko Moreno that in a democratic country, the will of the majority prevails and if he really knows the meaning of democracy, he ought to respect the voice of the people.
“And under a democratic country, the will of the majority prevails always. So, kung iboto ng sambayanan si Mayor Sara para humalili sa kanyang ama bilang sunod na pangulo, wala ka nang pakialam duon. Desisyon yon ng mga Pilipino which you ought to respect if you really know the meaning of democracy.”
Avelino acknowledged Moreno’s right as a presidentiable to attack his opponent.
“As a presidentiable, it is within your right to attack your opponent.”
However, Avelino just found it unacceptable for Moreno to attack Mayor Sara when she did not do anything against him and she has all the respect for the Manila Mayor.
“Pero wala pong ginawa sayo si Mayor Sara as she has all the respect for you. Malayo pa po kasi ang eleksyon.”
Avelino found it surprising that Moreno pounced on Sara Duterte this early. However, he thinks he has the answer to explain Moreno’s attack on Mayor Sara.
“It is surprising dahil inuupakan na ninyo sya at this early. Bakit? Takot po ba kayo na tatakbo sya bilang pangulo at sigurado kayo na matatalo kayo?”
Avelino rationalized why he is writing the FB post about Moreno.
“I am just showing the character between you and her as presidentiables.”
Avelino asked his socmed followers what do they call people who hit someone from behind, especially a friend who did nothing against him or her?
“Pag ang tao ay tumitira ng patalikod sa isang kaibigan na walang ginawang masama sa kanya, ano ang tawag duon?”
“DUWAG AT TRAYDOR!” Avelino answered.
Source: Jun Avelino