Manila Bulletin writer fires back at Drilon amid ‘kaldero’ controversy: ‘This is the poverty of mind that started with Ninoy “we cant eat infrastructure” Aquino

An angry Duterte supporter named Krizette Laureta Chu has fired back at Senator Franklin Drilon on Facebook amid allegations of extravagance while shortage of classrooms in public schools remain a huge problem in public education.

Drilon remarked that the P50-million plus spent for the giant “kaldero” could have been put to better use by building 50 public school classrooms.

In retaliation, Chu described Drilon’s action as a result of the poverty of mind of the Liberals that started with Ninoy Aquino, who was once quoted “we can’t eat infrastructures” remarks to criticize the infrastructure projects of then President Marcos.

Chu went on to compare the costs of SEA Games hosting starting in 2015 when Singapore hosted SEA Games, Malaysia in 2017 and in a few days, the Philippines. You can read the details below.

Chu said the likes of Drilon will question P50 million cauldrons and use the sorry excuse of schools as if he had been a good leader who built schools and led this country to greatness.

Chu defended the P50-million+ cauldron saying the SEA Games opening is the most dramatic, most symbolic, most beautiful event in the entire SEAGAMES. Pacquiao and Carlos Yulo are said to be lighting or carrying the torches, and the world’s eyes will be trained on the Philippines as all countries will be simulcasting the event.

In other words, the premiere sporting event in South East Asia, Chu explained, is our chance to showcase to our neighbors and to the world how we have progressed economically, so we want to pull all the stops just like when other Southeast Asia nation hosted the games.

Besides, the the P50-million cauldron and the SEA Games hosting will pay for itself as this will bring in investors which the Opposition said the country needed.

Chu recalled that Myanmar spent almost US$1-million for the cauldron when they hosted the SEA Games in 2013.

Chu said the P50-million ‘kaldero’ is surely more worthy to spend on than the controversial projects of theLiberal party like the P10-million Luneta flagpole, the 250-million peso “beautify toilets” that were only 50% finished and the almost P800-million fined paid to Belgium because PNoy decided not to honor the contract we had because it was negotiated during GMA’s administration.

Chu even took the attack at the personal level by asking how much Drilon’s house is worth and how did it add worth to our national psyche? She also asked where did Drilon get the money to build such house? What has he done for the country, for sports, for the fight against corruption that merit him credibility to speak up and insinuate corruption under the current administration?

Chu cannot help but compare how Malaysians “cheered the hosting of the SEA GAMES as it signaled the country’s readiness to show the world how beautiful it is, while our Opposition is making up issues, which may dampen the spirit of our athletes, and now more than ever we need to boost the morale of our athletes as we near the beginning of the game.”

Chu ended the long FB post by telling the public that Drilon has zero credibility to talk about the price of things because none of them from the Opposition understand the things we the Filipino people VALUE the most.

Anyway, if you wish to read the original article, you may start reading below.

THE OPPOSITION’S POVERTY OF MIND OR IN SHORT, FUCK YOU, FRANKLIN DRILON

Let’s discuss SEAGAMES HOSTING COSTS:

2015 Singapore cost – SGD 240 million or 176 million USD

2017 Malaysia cost – RM450 million or 108 million USD

2019 PH cost – PhP6 billion or 118 million USD

Meanwhile, Singapore couldn’t build an Athlete’s Village because it had no space, instead renting 20 hotels to billet the athletes and other staff.

What’s the difference? The PH had to build its own stadium for the SEA GAMES because our past administrations didn’t build us nice stadiums, whereas Malaysia just refurbished the 87,000 capacity BUKIT JALIL STADIUM for the games.

We’re building not just stadiums, but everything else—polo fields, swimming pools, Athlete’s Villages, art installations, even. (And when the SEAGAMES are done, these will become amenities to be enjoyed by our athletes, who have been ignored for so long by this country. Magkaka PHILIPPINE SPORTS SCHOOL din, where the best and the strongest athletes will be trained. Dream natin to Di ba?)

We are building from scratch. They had good leaders who have built these
infrastructure before the SEA GAMES which they just had to reuse.

Singapore, on the other hand, couldn’t build an Athlete’s Village because it had no space, instead renting 20 hotels to billet the athletes and other staff.

ALL CONSIDERED, EVEN AS WE ARE BUILDING FROM SCRATCH, WE ARE EVEN SPENDING LESS THAN OTHER COUNTRIES.

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
We will be holding more than 500 events over 56 sports across 4 main venues – New Clark City Sports Complex, Subic, Manila, and Tagaytay – making it the biggest SEA Games in history. That’s where this budget goes—not in the pockets of our honest government officials (unlike SOME PEOPLE WE KNOW.)

But no, fuckers like Drilon will question P50 million cauldrons and use the sorry excuse of schools as if he had been a good leader who built schools and led this country to greatness.

Nag rereklamo si Drilon sa P50 M cauldron that would bring prestige and honor to this country.

The stadium’s cauldron is 3 meters wide, 50 meters high and will hold the SEA GAMES flame for the entire duration of the sports event.

Did they want a cheap version na parang kaingin lang ang sunugan? Yung parang lutuan lang sa probinsya?

The opening of the games is the most dramatic, most symbolic, most beautiful event in the entire SEAGAMES. Pacquiao and Carlos Yulo are said to be lighting or carrying the torches, and the world’s eyes will be trained on the Philippines as all countries will be simulcasting the event.

And Drilon wanted a cheap ass looking cauldron? THIS IS THE POVERTY OF MIND THAT STARTED WITH NINOY “WE CANT EAT INFRASTRUCTURE” AQUINO, THAT HAS TRICKLED TO HIS ACOLYTES

In 2015 the event was hosted by Singapore, and the singaporeans unveiled their cauldron at the SGD 1.33 billion sports hub, a 19.2 m structure that is made of stainless steel, with the art piece featuring LED mesh that displays time and weather.

In 2017 the SEAGAMES was hosted by Malaysia, and the Malaysians had their diver fly above the stadium suspended above, carrying a flaming torch. The flying tiger mascot flew through the stadium, there were LED lit bicycles and gold suited marching bands to entertain the crowd. Dancers waved silver Palm trees and red parasols.

It was a carnival atmosphere and sure would have cost the Malaysian government more.

PUTANG INA ANO BANG GUSTONG MANGYARI NI DRILON, KA CHEAPAN GAYA NG INIDORONG PINAGAWA NILA?

WHAT HAS DRILON GIVEN THIS COUNTRY? What source of pride has he brought the Filipino?

The SEAGAMES gives us national pride, and gives us the chance to brag, to preen, to show off to the world.

We want to PULL ALL THE STOPS. It is the nature of the Filipino to open his home and give his guests the best—food, accommodations, even sleeping on the floor if his guest could have the bed—and this is our chance to put our best foot forward.

It’s our chance to attract the investors they say we needed. Anong gusto ni Drilon, paawa effect na mukhang madungis tayo? E di Sana Di na tayo nag bid to host kung gusto nyong magmukhang hampaslupa mga leche kayo bigyan nyo kami ng kahihiyan.

It doesn’t matter that these countries are richer than us—Myanmar spent nearly 1 million USD for 2013–the fact is, we signed up for this so we better do things right. Or in much simpler terms “Dress up for the job you want, not the job you have.”

And if we’re going to discuss the P50 m cost, surely, this is more worthy to spend on than—

3 toilets without dividers that are part of a 250 million peso project to “beautify toilets” that was only 50 percent finished by the time Aquino was done?

Or a P10 million flagpole?

Or the fine of P800 million (800 fucking million that we didn’t fucking use) that we had to pay a Belgian company because Noynoy scrapped his project with them on a whim. Wala pa yung lawyers’ fees dyan. Nearly 1 billion pesos for NOTHING.

How much is Drilon’s house worth and how did it add to our national psyche? Where did he earn his money to buy such a house? What has Drilon ever done for us, for sports, for nationalism, for the fight against corruption to merit him credibility as he tries to tear down the morale of our people in the time we need it most?

It’s so sad how Malaysia cheered the hosting of the SEAGAMES as it signaled the country’s readiness to show the world how beautiful it is, while our Opposition is making up issues, which may dampen the spirit of our athletes, and now more than ever we need to boost the morale of our athletes as we near the beginning of the game.

FRANKLIN DRILON IS PISSING ON OUR PARADE AND NOBODY EVER FORGET THIS

The cauldron may only be used once, unless we have future international sporting games like the SEAGAMES which is VERY possible (BUT NOT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF DEFEATIST), but it is going to be a symbol for many Filipinos, and will even drive travel and tourism to the Clark area.

Even now, many people are already planning their trips to Clark to see for themselves the magnificent Complex.

But no, you short sighted idiots will think of ways to ruin this for people.

Lastly, you do not have the credibility or moral high ground to talk to us about the price of things because none of you from the Opposition understand the things we the Filipino people VALUE the most.

We support our athletes and we support the government. So fuck you, Drilon, you useless greedy sob.

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