Rivera versus Robles. The feud between the two has turned for the worst after the latter accused Rivera of being ‘bastos’ or rude for taking her tweet out context.
Below is Raissa Robles’ tweet that Rivera allegedly has taken out of context.
On Monday, blogger and journalist Raissa Robles took to Facebook asking her Facebook followers who is Bruce Rivera, pretending she hasn’t heard the dashing former lawyer of Janet Napoles.
Robles wrote: “Who is this Bruce Rivera?
Why is he making up false details about the Luneta bus hostage taking?
Why does he think he can get away with alternative facts?
Why does he think maligning me is a good argument?
Why does he think I have the power to demoralize soldiers?
Why is he so bastos, despite being a lawyer and member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines?
He did not even bother to place the context of my tweets.” [Link here to FB post]
Feeling insulted and angry followinf Robles’ condescending Facebook post, the ever articulate and combative Atty. Bruce Rivera couldn’t wait before his plane touches down in Melbourne but respond to the post denying he maligned the journalist known for her rabidly anti-Duterte write-ups while challenging her to lodge a complaint against him in the IBP.
Read the post below.
AT 39,000 FEET TO MELBOURNE
There are many things I cannot accept. One is paying USD40 for 150mb of internet. But this reptile-writer has made me so mad, I am willing to give up a meal or two just so I can give her more than a piece of my mind.
I get it, Raissa. You and your equally facially challenged husband hate President Duterte. And we do understand your anger. Duterte defeated the people putting money in your coffers. But what I do not understand is why you attack PRD at the expense of the Filipino people.
You maligned Jimmy Bondoc during the PalitBise Rally. I was co-convenor in that rally with MOCHA USON BLOG. You accused us of amassing PhP2.1 million and threatened to report us to the BIR. You demanded for us to account for the money like you owned it. Such temerity when you have not contributed a single centavo. And I bit my lip and did not lash out because I know we will prove you wrong.
And we did. It was non-taxable. But did you even apologize after you openly maligned Jimmy and the DAVAO Movement by accusing us of being tax evaders? No. Because you have no sense of justice. You have no moral compass. You are ethically bankrupt.
And now you tell the world I am bastos. And even hinted that as a lawyer I should be held accountable to the IBP.
Here is the news, Raissa. Go ahead. Report me to the IBP. For sure, the people in the IBP knows the concept of justice. And you have never been just to anybody connected with PRD. You attack like a crazy dog. And every lawyer knows how do deal with a mad dog running wild.
I did not malign you. I called you names. Names which were apt for their resemblance to your physical features. Yes, I do ad hominem attacks to people like you. People who write to impugn. People who never apologize for malicious imputations despite the hurt you have caused. Why? Your kind do not deserve courtesy.
I called you out in anger and I was justified. The Marawi siege is ongoing. It is a sensitive issue to families of the soldiers who are still in the zone of battle who do not know the fate of their loved ones. And you bring out death tolls so you can poorly compare it with events in the past administration as a means to attack the President.
You have a problem, Raissa. You have reached that level of apathy you are already dangerous to the Filipinos. And I hope the CBCP prays for you.