In reaction to calls urging Mayor Sara Duterte to run for President in 2022 election and succeed her father, Senator Manny Pacquiao in return urged the Davao City mayor to give other presidential aspirants a chance.
On that note, an FB blogger who goes by the nom de guerre Pepito Makabayan ripped Senator Pacquiao apart for dissuading Sara Duterte to run for President in case she decides.
“Ang kapal ng mukha mo Manny Pacquiao para sabihan kami ng ganyan,” Pepito Makabayan reacted on Pacquiao’s statement.
Pepito Makabayan remarked that first and foremost, the public wants someone with extensive experience in the executive position as President.
“Unang-una, ang gusto namin ay yung qualified, yung may malawak na experience sa executive position.”
Pepito Makabayan went on to put Senator Pacquiao in the spotlight by asking him if he has the (executive) experience since he wants to lead the country as President? The blogger lamented that Pacquiao jumped to being a lawmaker and did not try running for a local position and get the necessary experience. The blogger mentioned how the boxer turned politician suffered an election defeat when he ran in GenSan, his supposed bailiwick? If Pacquiao did not transfer to Saranggani, he won’t become a Congressman and a Senator, Pepito Makabayan said.
“Ikaw, meron ka bang experience? Eh bigla-bigla ka nga lang nag-jump sa pagiging mambabatas. Hindi ba nga natalo ka mismo sa sarili mong baluarte, sa GenSan? Kung hindi ka pa lumipat ng Saranggani, eh hindi ka magiging kongresista at senador.”
At this juncture, Pepito Makabayan belittled Pacquiao, saying that without his advisers and researchers, he won’t be able to craft a law. The blogger remarked that Pacquiao’s staffs are paid for by taxpayers’ money so that he can perform his job as a lawmaker. The blogger asked Pacquiao if he has done his job in the senate? As far as Pepito Makabayan is concerned, the boxer turned senator is doing a lousy job because he even failed to convince his colleagues to support his Boxing Commission bill.
“Kung hindi pa sa mga advisers at researchers mo, ewan ko lang kung makagawa ka ng batas. Pati nga yang mga staff mo eh kasama sa pasahod ng taxpayers para magawa mo trabaho mo. Kamusta naman ang trabaho mo sa Senado? Nagagawa mo ba talaga ng maayos trabaho mo? Ni hindi mo nga magawang ma-convince colleagues mo dyan sa pet bill mo. Pinagpipilitan mo pang priority bill yang boxing agency bill mo na yan maski nasa gitna tayo ng pandemic?”
Pepito Makabayan ended the FB post with reminders to Senator Manny Pacquiao like, he cannot just deny the right of the voting public to have enough choices for the highest position of the land. The blogger asked if Pacquiao wishes to limit the choices? If the answer is “YES”, it is a sure win for him, if he pushes through with his presidential bid, which is unfair. Let anyone who is qualified to run and let the people decide. Likewise, he can do as he wish because no one is stopping him but he cannot expect to win for politicking.
“Mister neophyte senator, hindi mo pwedeng tanggalang ng karapatan ang mga tao na magkaroon ng enough choices para sa pinaka-mataas na posisyon. Ang gusto mo kasing mangyari ay konti lang ang pagpipilian ng tao para sure win ka kung sakaling tumakbo ka. That is not fair. Let anyone who is qualified for the position to run and let the majority of the people decide kung sino ang gusto nilang maging pangulo ng bansa. Kung gusto mo tumakbo, wala namang pumipigil sayo, yun lang wag ka ng umasa na mananalo ka dahil dyan sa pamumulitika mo.”
Here are some of the comments of netizens, giving Senator Manny Pacquiao an earful.
“pacman u r not qualified 4 d higher position grabe k, cgurado ako khit nga senador uli labanan mo losser kn. sarah 4pres.”
“Ikaw ngang hinde qualified na maging presidente balak tumakbo tapos yung mas may kakayahan eh sabibin mong huwag tumakbo ang gave chance to others? Tumigil ka hambog!”
“Ikaw dapat mag bigay ng chance pacman,, bakit mo pina pangarap maging Presidente? Para ano? Para makatulong,, andyan ka sa senado , kung sa kasikatan nman sikat ka na sa buong mundo, kung sa yaman sobra sobra na yaman mo,, ano pa ang gusto mo?”
“Pagbigyan? ano to SK chairman lang ba ang magiging position?Kinabukasan ng bansa at mamamayang Pilipino ang nakasalalay dito sir Manny. Hayaang ang taong bayan pumili kung sino ang sa tingin nila nararapat. Walang kayong magagawa if si Mayor Sarah Duterte ang nakikita naming qualified sa posisyon na yan . Dahil kung hindi sya..sino?…sinong mas qualified sa tingin nio? Ayaw na namin sa mga politikong laging pang personal na interest ang alam. Ayaw namin sa mga desinte kono pero magnanakaw…“