UPHD doc to Leni Robredo: You can’t fake social graces, they come from genuine concern

Full-time instructor Dr. Ethel Pineda lectured Leni Robredo on Facebook the finer points of social graces, good manners and right conduct which Leni lacks according to [Get Real Philippines].

“Because “social graces,” good manners and right conduct fail as mere veneers. You can’t fake them. They are manifestations of genuine concern for people,” Pineda said.

“Social grace is not making chika, pa-cute, sugar-coating words that ingratiate. It is knowing what is right, and acting on it without calling attention to one’s self,” she added.

The eloquent doctor said, “it is not about walking barefoot in the mountains, or waiting for a bus where there is no proper bus stop, or leaving one’s hometown before a storm hits for a family reunion abroad.” Ouch!

She said  some would call it dereliction.

The doctor and full time instructor at UPHDMC cited Duterte as an example of people with social graces to stress her point that appearance is deceiving.

“President Duterte is rough, uncouth, bastos? That is not what the lumads think. Not the victims of Yolanda. Not the farmers who will get free irrigation. Not the women who will be relieved from the burden of conceiving more children than they can take care of and what their bodies can bear. Not the people who live in constant fear of the drug monsters in their neighborhood,” she said.

She said social grace is knowing one’s proper place and avoiding the urge to covet power and plot for someone else’s failure, as well as honoring the people’s will.

Pineda said Robredo should first look at herself before demanding respect.  Remember the TV interviews of Leni wherein she badmouthed Duterte for inviting her to Vin d’honneur and later telling her she is no longer invited.

“Ms. Robredo should take a good look at herself before she demands respect,” Pineda said.

She also advised Robredo supporters to find someone else to lend their support.

“Her followers should stop short changing themselves. They’ve stumbled into a fool’s gold. Tanso,” she said.

Do you share with the views of the good doctor?

Source: Ethel Pineda



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