A timely open letter out to undermine the already shaky position of Senator Koko Pimentel while his PDP Laban faction is entangled in fierce power struggle versus the Cusi/Duterte camp has been making the rounds online.
In the open letter, the author started by introducing himself as Rey Eduard Quiblat Umel, an OFW and an architect in Saudi Arabia but most of all, a friend and former colleague of Senator Koko, apparently to convince the readers to listen to what he was about to say regarding Koko and PDP Laban.
Umel opened the first salvo by belittling the role played by the Pimentels in the PDP Laban party and claimed that the real spirit and life of PDP Laban was former Cagayan de Oro (CDO) Mayor Pablo Mantajas, a relative of his, not Nene Pimentel. He said he know what he was talking about because was the sidekick of the former CDO mayor, an insider so to speak.
Umel asked Koko Pimentel if their family used personal finances for the party? Umel claimed it was former mayor Mantajas of CDO who not only took care of the day to day operations of the party but also the financial aspect.
Without former Mayor Mantajas, former Congressman Damasing and a certain Moderno Cua, PDP Laban would have beed dead a long time ago. He said he knows what he is talking because he was always at the side of former CDO mayor Mantajas.
Umel acknowledged that Koko’s father, former Senator Nene Pimentel was highly respected because of his wisdom by CDO local leaders like former Mayor Mantajas and Congressman Damasing and PDP Laban members. Umel claimed Koko’s father “staged” his election campaign photo material when he ran as Vice Mayor of CDO by having his photo taken like he was behind bars. It was not a real jail said Umel but the photo was taken at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan ROTC Office. Yes it was true he was imprisoned later by Marcos. Despite that, they held him in high respect because he was true to the people and country.
However, Umel said Kiko has destroyed the legacy of his father. He added that Koko is not even at par with youngest sister Gwen when talking about who between them is more principled. Why? Because Koko is willing to destroy the country by wanting Manny Pacquias (Pacquias is failure in Cebuano) to become President when he knows Pacquiao is clueless how to run a country. Umel accused Koko of wanting to become the proxy president should Pacquiao becomes the country’s next president, God forbid.
Besides, Umel remarked that Koko does not owned PDP-Laban. Yes his father started the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino in 1981 and Ninoy founded Laban (Lakas ng Bayan) but if there was anyone who deserve to stake a claim on PDP-Laban, it was the Aquino but unfortunately, Noynoy abandoned the party and joined LP.
Moving forward, Umel said that he has been silent for a long time but the time has come to speak up after Koko wants to gamble the future of the country or even toy with it by creating his own puppet to become a proxy president? An exasperated Umel can only ask what kind of Filipino he is? In frustration, he can’t help but compare the senator to his more illustrious father whom he described as someone willing to give up one’s life for the country.
Umel once again asked what kind of son he is whom he accused Koko of destroying not just himself, the country and his father’s legacy.
Umel accused Koko of turning Pacquiao into a fool. He asked Koko what kind of person, a friend he is? What do Koko think of the Filipinos, fools unable to understand what he is trying to achieve?
Umel clarified he is talking now because he just want to speak the truth unlike Koko whom he accused of trying to fool the public that Pacquiao is the real deal and what the country needs after Duterte steps down. He said the Koko’s narrative is comparative to salesman selling herbal medicines in the sidewalks with matching snakes and megaphone.
You may read the original article below.
OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR KOKO PIMENTEL
Kasama at Kaibigang Senador Koko,
Magkaibigan tayo, magkababayan tayo sa CDO at magkasama tayo sa PDP Youth noong kasagsagan ng ML hanggang sa post ML era kasama nila Willy Cuenca, Ruel Regalado (na first cousin mo at husband ng pinsan ko), Ike Naduma, Edwin Gabutan, Gladys Lomocso at marami pa. Respetado nga namin si Tatay Nene at tama ka din na recognize namin sya bilang leader.
Pero sa totoo lang, Koko, ang espiritu at buhay ng PDP-Laban sa CDO ay si Mayor Pablo “Ambing” Magtajas na kadugo namin. Nasa tabi ako parati ni Mayor Ambing at alam ko ang real score sa sitwasyon ng PDP-Laban. Alam na alam ko ang saluobin ni Mayor Magtajas bawat oras na tatawag si Tatay Nene at si Nanay Bing.
Meron ba naman kayong nilabas na finances para sa partido? Lahat ng problema sa kay Mayor Ambing Magtajas ninyo ipinapasa at itinatapon. Lahat lahat as in lahattttttt pati tulong sa mga tao, pinansya at preparasyon para sa activities ng partido, lahatttttttttttt. Pati nga sa mga panahon ng kampanya at sa 29 years na namumuno si Tio Ambing sa Cagayan de Oro ang mga tao at party workers sa 15th Street, Nazareth, sa bahay ni Mayor Ambing, kumakain at humihingi ng suporta.
Kung wala si Mayor Ambing Magtajas na inalalayan nila dating Congressman Erasmo Damasing at Mordeno Cua, patay na ang partido, Koko. Alam ko lahat lahat ang kwento dahil ako ang nasa tabi ni Mayor Ambing araw araw. Ako ang unang tao na darating sa bahay ni Mayor Ambing at ako din ang pinakahuling umuuwi, Koko.
Totoo naman may malalim na wisdom si Tatay Nene kaya nirerespeto sya ni Mayor Ambing, Cong Damasing, ng iba pang PDP-Laban leaders at kaming mga nasasakupan. Kahit pa nagpa-picture sya na himas-rehas pero hindi sa kulongan kung di sa Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan ROTC Office sa may lumang gym para sa eleksyon propaganda natin noong tumakbo syang mayor sa CDO (Vice Mayor naman si Mayor Ambing Magtajas noon katambal ng Tatay mo), pero totoo namang ikinulong sya ni Marcos noon. Kahit ano pa man mataas pa rin ang respeto namin sa kanya DAHIL TOTOO SIYA SA TAO AT SA BAYAN.
Pero ikaw, SINISIRA MO YANG LEGACY na yan. Talo ka pa nga sa prinsipyo ni Gwen, ang bunso nyong kapatid. Mantakin mong isusugal mo ang kinabukasan ng bansa at gawin mong manok si Manny Pacquias este Pacquiao (Pakyas in Cebuano means FAILURE) na alam mong walang kamuwangmuwang para maging pangulo ng bansang ito. Ano sa palagay mo peryahan lang itong Pilipinas na pwede paglaruan? Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, kasi gusto mo ikaw ang pangulo, at, noon pa man nag-ambisyon kang maging pangulo, di ba? So, kung si Manny Pacquias este Pacquiao ang pangulo…… IKAW TALAGA AND PANGULO NYAN. Wag ganyan, Koko, SINISIRA MO ANG LEGACY NI TATAY NENE.
Isa pa, Koko. Hindi mo pag-aari ang PDP-Laban. Ang itinantag ni Tatay Nene noong 1981 ang Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP). Ang Lakas ng Bayan (Laban) ay tinatag ni Benigno Aquino Jr. noong 1979. Kung tutuosin, may pakialam din sila mga Aquino sa PDP-Laban kaya lang lahing makapili yun tumawid sa Liberal Party at iniwan ang tinatag ng ama nila na syang ring partido ng kanilang ina.
Mabalikan ko nga ang usapin kay Bro Willy Cuenca. Pagkatapos mag serbisyo ng mahabang panahon at nagserbisyo ng sugal-buhay si Willy para kay Tatay Nene at para sa Partido ay ano ginawa mo, Koko? SAGUTIN MO ITO, Koko Pimentel.
Matagal na akong nanahimik, pero sa panahong ito na isinusugal mo ang kinabukasan ng ating bansa, kung hindi man pinaglalaruan, kailangan kong magsalita, SKP. Gagawa ka ng puppet para ikaw ang pangulo? “Ina naman, Koko, anong klaseng Pilipino ka? Walang wala ka sa kalingkingan ni Tatay Nene na handang ibuwis ang buhay para sa bayan.
SINIRA MO ANG IYONG SARILI, SINISIRA MO ANG BAYAN, SINISIRA MO ANG LEGACY NI TATAY NENE. ANONG KLASENG ANAK KA?
GINAWA MONG UTO UTO SI MANNY PACQUIAS. GANYAN KA BANG KLASENG TAO? GANYAN KA BANG KLASENG KAIBIGAN? ANO PALAGAY MO SA MGA PILIPINO, TANGA NA HINDI NAKAKAINTINDI?
REAL TALK, ni Bai. Masuko ka ikaw ra’y ma-high blood diha. Basta REAL TALK gyud ni. Dili ni pareho sa imong binutbot nga baligya sa mga tawo nga si Pacquias ang dapat mahimong next president. Yang kwento mong yan parang nagbebenta ka nga sa kalsada ng kung ano-anong gamot na may hawak ka pang sawa at megaphone. DI KAMI SHONGA, KOKO.
Nakakadismaya ka, SKP, NAKAKADISMAYA.
Pumupuna at nagpapaalala sa yo…… Iyong kapwa PDP-Youth noon na DDS since 2014 hanggang ngayon,
Architect/OFW Riyadh, KSA
(pagkatapos mo basahin ito, sigurado sasabihin mong hindi mo ako kilala pero labas pasok ako sa bahay ninyo )
Source: Rey Eduard Quiblat Umel