As the two of the country’s highest officials descends on the provinces that Super typhoon Rolly ravaged recently, this former DLSU professor can’t help but compare the differences in style of President Duterte and VP Leni Robredo.
Ybiernas began by reminiscing Duterte’s response to the Yolanda tragedy wherein then Mayor Duterte did not go there to inspect or assess the damages. Because according to Ybiernas, Duterte knew that as Mayor, he had no power to make government agencies follow his instructions.
“Ano ang ginawa ni Mayor Duterte? Hindi na nag-inspeksyon. Hindi mo naman kaya utusan ang DSWD, DPWH, DITC, DOE, DOH, DEPED, etc. Presidente lang ang nakakagawa nyan.”
Instead, then Mayor and now President Duterte knew what needs to be done and that was, to send help to the Yolanda victims like medicines, food etc. because when you are not the President, that’s the only thing you can do.
“So ano ginawa ni Davao City Mayor Duterte? Nagpadala na lang ng tulong. Pagkain. Gamot. Tulong na lang. Iyan lang naman talaga magagawa mo kung hindi ikaw yung presidente.”
Ybiernas took a jab at Robredo saying, “Nagpakatotoo na lang sana.”
Ybiernas pointed out this is Robredo’s real problem – she lacks authenticity. “Iyan ang tunay na problema. Puro showbiz e. Puro imahe ang inaatupag. Para may maipalabas sa MSM at socmed.”
Ybiernas said a politician’s image is much better if it originates or emanates from the people, not from the paid the media or socmed.
“Mas maganda talaga kung sa tao manggaling yung imahe mo, hindi sa binayaran mong media at socmed.”
Ybiernas said a politician’s image is clearer to the people if it exudes consistency in action and authenticity.
“At magkakaroon ka ng malinaw na imahe sa taumbayan kung may consistency yung pagkilos mo at saka nagpakatotoo ka.”
Ybiernas clarified that he is not a politician but a professor. That explains he does not organize relief goods donation drive because that is beyond his expertise. He just write and write. In other words, he is just being authentic.
“Hindi ako pulitiko. Propesor ako. Kaya hindi ako nag-o-organize ng mga donasyon o ng mga relief goods. Labas yan sa expertise ko e. Ang alam ko gawin ay magsulat. So nagsusulat lang ako ng nagsusulat. Kasi iyon ako e.”
Ybiernas did mention another huge problem of Robredo – her PR handlers are clueless who is the real Leni. That’s explains the messy PR of the VP.
“Ang problema ni Robredo parang hindi pa alam ng mga handlers nya kung sino siya talaga. Kaya ang gulo.”
At this point, Ybiernas begged Robredo for answers with regards to her expertise.
“Ano ba talaga si Madam? Ano ba talaga ang kaya nya gawin? Ano ba ang expertise nya?”
Ybiernas lamented that Robredo was too lazy and unimaginative so she just copied Mar Roxas’ style, hence she is just the laughing stock of Filipinos.
“Ginagaya nila ngayon ang estilong Mar Roxas na LAHAT GINAGAWA. Nagmamando ng trapik sa Commonwealth. Nagbubuhat ng sibuyas.
“Sumesemplang sa motor.
“Kaya tuloy pinagtatawanan ng taumbayan.
Meanwhile, Ybiernas remarked that Duterte is different. His branding is very well defined and really made a mark in public consciousness.
“Yung Duterte ay iba. Napakalinaw ng branding ni Duterte. Kapag binanggit ang pangalang Rodrigo Duterte malinaw ang imahe na papasok sa isipan ng taumbayan.”
Ybiernas noted that the same cannot be said og Robredo.
“E si madam? Napakalabo! Paano kasi ginagaya yung galawang Mar Roxas.”
Ybiernas remarked that is why everyone knows that Robredo is duymb because the peiple already knew that Mar Roxas’s style was an epic failure and yet, she still copied it.
Kaya nga alam mo talagang Bowbah e kasi nakita na nga ng madla na palpak ang estilong Mar Roxas aba’y inulit pa!”
Ybiernas told the public in jest, to just wait and perhaps, Leni will start carrying sacks of onions ala Mar.
“Abang abangan nyo lang magbubuhat na rin ng sibuyas yan si Leni”
Source: Van Ybiernas