Sharon Cuneta’s tweet has made many Duterte supporters, especially the pro-Duterte socmed influencers very unhappy for being unhappy with the 11.8% growth rate posted by the PH economy in the 2nd quarter of 2021 that she needed to check with her economist friend.
Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles of the Luminous took to Facebook to ask Ms. Cuneta just that, why the negativity and her eagerness to bring down the country that she wants to push the idea of hopelessness?
Atty. Trixie made it clear to Ms. Cuneta that no one is claiming life is good or even normal or we are out the woods now because we are still in a pandemic.
Ms. Cuneta, no one is saying that life is good or even normal. No one is saying that jobs have returned. We are still in a pandemic and by all accounts this means that economic recovery is still far off.
However, the 11.8% growth rate posted by the PH economy is something Filipinos can feel good because there is hope.
BUT the good news is, we are OUT of the recession. Hindi na po negative ang growth rate. Some jobs will be saved, recovery will likely be fastER (not necessarily fast).
Why? No matter how you see it, this is good news because we are capable of recovering even with delta staring down at us and possibly reversing what little gains we have in the eyes of the critics.
By any interpretation this is still good news. Not the best. But we are getting better. Even with the delta variant possibly reversing things, this means we are capable of recovering.
At this juncture, Atty. Trixie confronted Ms. Cuneta with the question Duterte supporters raring to ask Ms. Cuneta if given the chance.
Why can’t you be happy for this? Are you so eager to bring down this country that you want to push the idea of hopelessness?
Atty. Trixie ended the brief FB post by appealing to the emotion of Ms. Cuneta.
Wag naman po. We know you are better than that.
As of this writing, Atty. Trixie’s FB post admonishing Sharon Cuneta has elicited 8,700+ reactions, 1,300+ comments and 451 shares in less than 24 hours and counting.