Ex-La Salle prof exposes real motive of Opposition’s worn out demand from Duterte admin for plan re pandemic

“Ano daw ang plano sa Covid?” This was how former LaSalle History professor Van Ybiernas opened his FB post to engage Pinoy netizens.

‘Hahaha.’ Ybiernas simply laughed at the Opposition who has been demanding the Duterte admin to present its plan as the country continue to wrestle with the pandemic.

Ybiernas asked netizens whether they noticed the worn out question of the anti-Duterte?

‘Hindi nyo ba napapansin na iyan ang paulit ulit na tinatanong ng mga kontra-Duterte?’

Ybiernas, without hesitation, exposed the objective behind it.

‘Ang objective nila ay pagmukhaing incompetent ang gobyerno, kasi nga wala daw plano. Hindi alam ang ginagawa at gagawin. Hahaha.’

First and foremost, Ybiernas called this a deception because it is clear that the IATF have released a plan of action.

‘Unang una, panloloko ito kasi malinaw ang plano ng IATF mula sa information dissemination, policies sa pag-enforce ng physical distancing, protection sa droplets, nariyan din ang transportation policies, testing para sa Covid, hospitalization, at kung ano ano pa.’

Second, Ybiernas said the basis of the critics in saying the Duterte admin have no plans is the number of infections. Once again, this is another deception from the part of the critics, Ybiernas argued. He went on to offer what he thinks will work in dealing the pandemic.

‘Pangalawa, ang basehan lang talaga nila sa sinasabing walang plano ay ang number of infections. Panloloko ulit ito dahil social engineering ang pinakamabisang solusyon dyan at hindi nagagawa sa loob ng ilang buwan ang social engineering.’

Ybiernas explained why his suggestion works in our neighboring Asian countries and why it won’t work in the Philippine setting.

‘Bakit social engineering ang solusyon? Kasi kaya patuloy ang positibong kaso ng Covid ay dahil HIRAP ANG PILIPINONG TANGGAPIN ANG NEW NORMAL.’

Ybiernas discussed the repercussion of the Filipinos refusal to accept the “new normal”.

‘Binabale wala ng tao ang new normal. Kaya sila nakakapulot ng virus. Ayaw magsuot o hindi tama ang pagsusuot ng mask. Hindi nagphysical distancing. Ayaw tumigil sa socialization (party/celebration, social gatherings atbp).’

Ybiernas insisted “social engineering” will work but it takes time for this to be accepted by Filipinos.

‘Social engineering ang sagot dyan kaso hindi yan kaya sa loob ng ilang buwan.’

Third, the critics did not propose an alternative plans. Ybiernas said it is hard to tell if the plan they are asking is indeed present or just figment of imagination. The Opposition, Ybiernas reckoned, is looking for a new plan but they do not even know how the new plan looks like. What the critics know is to replace the President. However, there is no guarantee the President they want to replace President Duterte have new plan, just in case.

‘Pangatlo, wala naman pino propose na alternative plans ang kritiko. So di mo alam kung yung plano bang hinahanap nila ay totoong meron o imbento lang. Kasi naghahanap sila ng bagong plano pero di nila alam kung ano hitsura ng bagong plano. Alam lang nila na kailangan palitan ang presidente. Pero wala naman garantiya na may bagong plano nga ang papalit, kung sakali.’

Ybiernas noted that the critics are merely repeating the demand for new plan to elevate the standing of their Presidential bet. In other words, ambition is the driving force behind the Opposition’s demand for new plan or strategy from the government.

‘Inuulit ulit lang nila yung bagong plano para maitaas yung manok nila sa pagkapangulo. Samakatuwid, ambisyon ang puno’t dulo nito.’

Fourth, Ybiernas called the concept of stopping a force of nature like the virus “stupidity”. He said the force of nature cannot be stopped.

‘Pang-apat, kalokohan ang konsepto ng planuhing PUKSAIN ang isang force of nature na kagaya ng virus. Hindi napupuksa ang force of nature.’

Ybiernas reiterated his earlier stance, which is, society must adjust because you cannot stop the force of nature.

‘Kagaya ng nasabi ko na, lipunan ang nag-aadjust dahil hindi kayang puksain ang force of nature.’

Ybiernas, in a tone of resignation, said our countrymen refuse to adjust to the new normal.

‘Problema lang ayaw mag-adjust sa new normal ng marami nating kababayan.’

Fifth, Ybiernas remarked that majority of Filipinos cannot handle the new normal or cannot adjust to the new normal.

‘Panglima, usapin din ito ng HINDI KAYA ng marami sa mga kababayan natin mag-adjust sa new normal. Hindi nila kaya ang new normal. Hindi lang basta ayaw nila.’

Ybiernas further explained what he meant of the statement above.

‘Patay ang maraming bahagi ng dating kalakaran sa new normal. Kabilang dito ang dating INFORMAL o UNDERGROUND ECONOMY na ikinabubuhay ng maraming kapos palad.’

In other words, Ybiernas hit the nail right on the head why Filipinos refuse to adopt the new normal.

‘Paano sila lilipat sa new normal? Pinapatay ng new normal ang hanapbuhay nila.’

‘Ulit, PAANO MO PALILIPATIN SA NEW NORMAL ANG MGA TAONG WALANG KABUHAYAN DOON?’ Ybiernas asked.

Ybiernas said this is the main culprit why Filipinos are taking a risk versus the virus.

‘Iyan ang dahilan kaya nakikipagsapalaran sila sa virus.’

Sixth, the government lacks the resources to make Filipinos shift to the new normal.

‘Pang-anim, kulang ang resources ng pamahalaan para palipatin sa new normal ang lahat.’

Hence, many Filipinos want to dwell in the OLD NORMAL.

‘Kaya marami pa rin ang nagmamatigas sa OLD NORMAL kaya rumaragasa ang virus.’

Ybiernas went on to reveal why South Korea is winning versus the virus.

‘Bakit tagumpay ang Korea sa Covid? Kasi maraming aspekto ng lipunang Koreano ay nakalipat na sa new normal bago pa man maging new normal ito. Lalo na pagdating sa hanapbuhay. Wired na wired ang mga Koreano.’

Plus, social engineering is easier to implement in our neighboring Asian countries of their attitude.

‘Plus, madali ang social engineering sa Korea at Vietnam kasi masunurin sa pamahalaan ang kultura nila.’

And, what sets the Philippines apart from our Asian neighbors.

‘Iba sa Pilipinas. Mas sanay actually ang kulturang Pilipino na kumontra sa pamahalaan kesa sumunod dito. Kahit yung mga supporters pa ng pamahalaan. Hahaha.’

‘Ano ang punto sa wakas?’ Ybiernas asked.

Ybiernas said the critics asking for plan reeks of malice.

‘MALISYOSO ANG PAGSASABI NG KONTRA GOBYERNO NA NANGHIHINGI SILA NG PLANO.’

Ybiernas remarked the critics aren’t really asking for a strategy.

‘Hindi sila nanghihingi ng plano.’

Ybiernas wrapped up his post by calling spade a spade.

‘Bahagi lang ito ng isang stratehiya para pahinain ang administrasyon habang nakapokus talaga sila sa 2022.’

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