“Peeps, eto ang isang classic example ng AGITPROP o AGITATION PROPAGANDA…” This is how radio host Mark Lopez described the tweet of Senator Ping Lacson recently.
Lopez called Lacson’s tweet lacking of context whose only purpose is to shock the public by making it appear that the country is already drowsing in debts.
“Itong tweet na ito is bereft of context, and ang sole purpose lang is gimbalin ang taumbayan at palabasin na super lubog na tayo sa utang.”
After the earthquake, I couldn’t sleep thinking that our national debt has ballooned to P11.07T. Each one of us is now in debt by P100K. 2017-2019, our average annual gross borrowings was P1T, yet we failed to spend P331B on the annual average in the same period. Isn’t it crazy?— PING LACSON (@iampinglacson) July 24, 2021
Lopez called Lacson’s tweet a lie. He said while it is true our debt portfolio has increased, it is evident in our infrastructure projects which has become a priority by this admin because it has a lot of catching up to do with our Asian neighbors.
“Which is really not true at all. In a nutshell, while lumaki nga ang ating debt portfolio, makikita mo naman na tinumbasan ito ng naglalakihang infrastructure na ginawang priority ng Duterte Admin dahil na rin ANG PILIPINAS ay NAPAG IWANAN NA!”
Lopez borrowed the simple explanation from the Dept. of Finance that like successful businesses, their debts grow because they saw an opportunity to grow their business bigger. Why? Because banks approach them offering financing because they see potential, knowing that these successful businesses have the ability to pay on time.
“Sabi nga sa isang simpleng paliwanag ng Department of Finance, gaya ng isang matagumpay na negosyo, lumalaki din ang utang nito dahil nakikita na ang opportunity para lalung mas umasenso. And mismo mga bangko ang lumalapit para mag alok ng financing dahil nga nakita nila ang potential, at alam nila na kahit pautangin ay kaya nito makabayad sa tamang oras.”
Lopez said Lacson’s tweet is akin to the older tweet asking for the vaccine, a classic fear-mongering tactic whose aim is create misplaced public anger or rage against the government.
“Pero gaya nung isa nyang naunang tweet na “Nasan Ka Bakuna?” itong banat ni Ping Lacson ay isang pananakot lang at pampagulo, at ang tanging layunin ay mag create ng misplaced anger o rage ang taumbayan sa kasakalukuyang gobyerno.”
Lopez called the tweet irresponsible coming from an irresponsible politician and one of the contributors of turning the discourse muddy and chaotic.
“Itong ganitong iresponsableng tweet ng isang ambisyosong politiko eh isa sa mga nag aambag sa kalituhan at kaguluhan sa diskurso, at ito ang ginagawang bala ng mga woke at ng mga disente para makapuntos against the admin.”
In other words, the tweet is a hoax out to fool the people, which can only be done by a politician who has zero concern for the welfare of the public.
“In short, ito ay panloloko at panlilinlang sa taumbayan, na kaya lang gawin ng isang politiko na wala talagang malasakit sa ating kapakanan.”
“This does not deserve our vote,” an irate Lopez wrote.
Source: Mark Lopez