International relations expert Sass Rogando Sasot can’t seem to get over with the Robredo siblings calling their mother “Dra” following her conferment of honoris causa from the Ateneo de Manila University recently.
In a Facebook post, Ms. Sasot took a jab at the Robredo siblings by asking them if they remember DDS calling ex-PRRD “Dr Rodrigo Duterte”? NO, answered Ms. Sasot.
Why? Because DDS are NOT delusional to think that an honorary doctorate is akin to PhD.
For context, in 2019, PRRD was awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations. [Link here]
Sasot’s FB followers seemed to agree with her sentiment, as shown by the thousands of positive reactions generated by her FB post. In fact, out of the 16,000+ reactors, 10,000+ netizens hit the like button while 4,600 netizens hit the laugh emoji.
Here are some of the comments of netizens.
One netizen sounded philosophical about the matter.
it does not really matter …what a person put before or after his/her name..it is the substance of her words and fruits of the action that defines the person.. a person can have the highest educational attainment/degree but can still be classified as an id….t!
This netizen appealed to Ms. Sasot and fellow anti-Leni Robredo to let this pass because correcting them is an exercise in futility because people like them who are “educated” seems they haven’t learned anything at all.
We can’t expect anything from people who are “educated” but seems like they haven’t learned anything at all. Worse, they proudly flaunt their futility.
Another lauded Ms. Sasot for her on point observation regarding PRRD not infatuated with titles because his name is a BIG title in itself.
On point Ms. Sass. You don’t even see PRRD using Atty Rodrigo Duterte or having LLB at the end of his name. His name is a BIG title in itself. No need for titles
You may now read Sass Rogando Sasot’s original FB post below.
In 2019, PRRD was awarded an honorary doctorate by Moscow State Institute of International Relations, one of the best schools in the world in that field. Do you see us calling him “Dr Rodrigo Duterte”? NO. Because we are NOT delusional to think that an honorary doctorate is the same as a PhD. Che.