DERELICTION OF DUTY

DERELICTION OF DUTY

Rocky Gonzales - Cocky Rocky

In the aftermath of an Independence Day fraught with battles, physical, political and ideological, the Yellows particularly Leah Navarro, Vicky Garchitorena as well as their failed trumpeters Raissa Robles and Maria Ressa are frothing in the mouth. Duterte did not do his duty to party.

The symbolic flag ceremony and vin d’honneur are the events of the season. Stringent guest lists, impeccable couture outfits, and meticulously curated food and baubles must be observed. This is no laughing matter nor matter to take lightly… for them. A political party that is about appearances, images, falseties and niceties can never fail to keep up its pretensions. Their epic failures in two administrations whose histories are heavily dotted and posterized with massacres and corruption are yellow washed with their publicity gimmicks and events. They believe that their fetes and soirees can mask the stench of:

1) Manila Hostage
2) Mamasapano #SAF44
3) Al Barka
4) Kidapawan #bigashindibala
5) Zamboanga Siege
6) Hacienda Luisita massacre
7) Hacienda Luisita slavery
8) MRT degradation
9) Tanim-bala
10) License plate controversy
11) License card controversy
12) Loss of Spratlys
13) Yolanda mishandling
14) Yolanda funds
15) CJ Corona’s abuse
16) PDAF scam
17) DAP scam
18) PNoy’s presidential pork
19) LP using govt funds for campaigns
20) Mendiola Massacre

And this is by no means an exhaustive list of the tragedies that the oligarchy and LP saw fit to party over instead of address. All these were forcibly pushed out of sight and mind in favor of festivals and festivities. But not in the age of Duterte.

Duterte will not choose pleasantries over public outrage. He will never choose wine over weeping. He is always with the pained and dejected. He is first a president to the needy than the political party goers. He chooses the glum and morose over the glamorous. He stands where he is needed not where he is just wanted. His duty is first and foremost about the needs of the country to be able to be a strong, independent and sovereign state where every Filipino can stand in front of the flag with their hand proudly on their chest and not just a few.

Duterte is not Aquino who will choose ribbon cuttings and weddings over welcoming the remains if our brave and gallant fallen heroes. He will never be a Leni saluting to a flag she could not defend when Yolanda survivors needed housing. He is not the Liberal Party who will manipulate the legislature and judiciary using unconstitutional funds to remove his political enemies. He will not cheat nor steal nor party instead of being on the ground where he is needed.

So, everytime there is a conflict between his duty to ordinary citizens and fallen soldiers, and duty to the oligarchy, rest assured that Duterte will falter in one. He will always be guilty of dereliction of duty to party with the oligarchy.

This is why he is the people’s president. This is why the oligarchs hate him. And this is why the majority love him.


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