#Realtalk: What’s working against Robredo is the company she keeps — Veteran actor and film director Manny Castaneda

Veteran actor and film director Manny Castaneda took to Facebook to share his two cent’s worth on Leni Robredo and her presidential bid.

Castaneda opined Robredo’s candidacy is being weighed down by the company she keeps, the Liberal Party aka Dilawan or Pinklawan. He went on to elaborate why associating with the Liberal Party was a curse rather than a blessing for Robredo.

What’s working against Robredo is the company she keeps, the Liberal Party otherwise known as the Dilawan or Pinklawan. They have deceived us for decades and has made us believe that they meant well for the country when in fact all their actions were for their own benefit, primarily to protect their businesses and other personal interests.

Second, Robredo is representing the wrong crowd, Castaneda added. He said he was convinced the masses are fully aware of this and no amount of tasteless lugaw or pale spaghetti will change their perception.

Undoubtedly, Robredo is for the elite. And I am convinced that the masses are fully aware of that and no amount of tasteless lugaw or pale spaghetti will make them think otherwise.

Neither will I, Castaneda wrote.

Castaneda’s friend and followers have their own opinion of Robredo as shown in the comments below.

I agree with you.. It’s the experiences under the dilawans/pinklawans that is why most people don’t like them. Imagine cheating last 2016. Remember how the Yolanda tragedy was handled. Nabubulok na mga donations.Tanim bala. Napoles issue. DAP and PDAF. Mga pangako tulad ng sa LRT na di natupad. Lisensya walang card. Plaka ng kotse wala. Matinding traffic. Mabagal na internet connection. Matinding korapsyon sa gobyerno. Fed up na ang karamihan sa kasakiman ng dilawan/pinklawan. Its the experience we had that is why we don’t want them back. Just like the Aesop’s Fable the boy who cried wolf, one Robredo critic wrote.

That is the truth Direk Manny. naknambaka, napasama ako nuong 1986 sa EDSA sa may PTV4 akala namain magbabago ang lipunan, putris, kalaunan nagkaroon ng kamag-anak brigade at mga oligarchs na nagkanya-kanyang hatian ng mga katas ng bayan, imbes na mag improve peste, lumala pa kaysa dati. kaya NEVER AGAIN na akong paloloko sa mga yan. Nyeta! chimed in another disgruntled netizen of the Liberal Party.

Another commenter shared his own opinion why Robredo does not excite the masses.

The problem with Leni is she appears inauthentic, not genuine. Her handlers and she herself are confused on what image she wants to project to the people…First, Ina, then lately she looks like Lola or ano?, then she Cooks, she dances, and many more. In the end she appears plastic. To gain sympathy, she should be presented as who she really is, what she has done and what she is capable of doing for the country. Filipinos can easily see who is genuine, authentic and who is pretentious and plastic. Filipinos don’t like PLASTIC people, that is why Leni doesn’t resonate, she doesn’t connect. For Leni, just a simple tip.. Be Real. take a clue from Digong. 😊

Of course, not all netizens agree with Direk Manny Castaneda.

Wala pa man sa posisyon si VP, tumutulong na siya sa mga mahihirap na tao, pumupunta pa sa mga remote areas, naglalakad sa mga liblib na lugar, para mag abot ng tulong, kahit Pasko natutulog sa kulungan bilang isang pro-bono lawyer. At nagko commute lang siya pauwi ng probinsya nila. Ganun ba yung maka-elitista? Wag masyadong manira ng wala namang basehan.Gas gas na yang script nyo na puppet siya ng dilawan? Sino bang LP na nasa posisyon ngayon, di ba si Kiko at Drilon lang? Si Kris at Bam may power at posisyon ba? Eh kung kontrolado siya ng sinasabin nyong mga dilawan, di sana may mga nagla lobby para makakuha siya ng malaking budget for OVP sa mga nagdaang taon. Eh wala. Walang namang ibang LP tumulong sa kanya. Tumayo ang OVP sa sariling paa, with the support of private individuals and organizations para makapaghatid ng tulong. Ngayon lang siya nabigyan ng mas mataas na budget kasi napatunayan ang competency at efficiency ng mga pandemic solutions ng OVP.”in fact all their actions were for their own benefit, primarily to protect their businesses and other personal interests.”Di ba ito ang ginagawa ng mga Duterte at Marcoses? Bakit kay VP nyo binabato yan?Wala na kayong ibang maibato? Kasi kung sasabihin nyong korap, magnanakaw si VP, it will BLOW BACK ON YOUR FACES.

Very wrong assessment. It’s the Marcos group that has fooled the poorer sector for decades. Leni will do a miracle—converting the mind of this sector by extending help to them as never before attempted, added Belinda Henares-Cunanan, a former columnist of the country’s leading newspapers.

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Source: Manuel Castaneda

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