Like a young kid, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte once again berated his political enemies for making a mountain out of a moth hill. Just like his usual practice, Duterte again went missing for two weeks while many Filipinos struggled under an enhanced community quarantine. His able senatorial alalay, err, ally Bong Go shows some photos of Mr. Duterte jogging, riding a motorcycle and having a swing of his golf club just to disprove that the President went missing due to serious illness. ” For those who want me dead, pray harder.”
I think Malacanan especially its special occupant is just missing the point.
People are apprehensive. There seems to be no order or predictability in government’s efforts in combatting the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Reports of strained hospital occupancy rates, of a twiddle Tweetie Tweetie doo kind of managing vaccinations and the lack of a transparent or visible tracing program are all contributing towards great anxiety among the people. I disagree with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in describing these rants as just coming from the President’s enemies, oh no. These are legitimate expressions of exasperation on the part of a people who equally fears of dying over a preventable disease and of extreme hunger. Hunger and this pandemic are manage-able affairs and the fact that these task forces created by Malacanan are still clueless as to what to do, tells much not just of the incompetency of these people, but moreso, from the lack of care of those in power.
Let’s call a spade, a spade. If you have been bungling in your job for more than a year now, what safety you and your boss? It just means you’re incapable or downright ineffective, right? Wrong. In this administration, for as long as you are chika-chika with the demon, chances are you’ll keep your post even if your conscious already tells you, you’re done.
These displays of arrogance tell how deep ur fuckup is.