Such jaundiced chutzpah!

RECENT survey results by the two major poll outfits in the country, Social Weather Station (SWS) and Pulse Asia, once again were irreconcilable, with SWS showing that Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte's popularity rating had dropped by 18 fat points --- although that would still be within the "good or very good" category --- and Pulse Asia recording an excellent rating of over 90 percent.

The disparity does nothing but to sow confusion that is deleterious to stability, as governance would suspiciously proceed on false, if not manipulated, premises --- a state of affairs that the sovereign Filipino people certainly do not deserve!

 

Digong's pesky foe

Expectedly, the President's pesky arch enemy, Sen. Antonio Trillianes IV, remains unsettled, claiming that the survey by Pulse Asia might have been manipulated. 

The trouble with the senator is that his obsession to relive his glorious Oakwood days has gotten the better of himself. It has made him utterly disoriented in his wild and wooly rampage to put down the president.

Having lost his credibility, he wanders rather aimlessly, believing only what he prefers to believe, despite facts indicating that Digong is supported by the impoverished multitudes and a hefty bulk of the middle class! 

That, Mr. Senator, demonstrates Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's incredibly high approval ratings!

So stop it na, will you please? You were elected to legislate, not to play Tom and Jerry.

Needless to state, a public disclosure of all survey queries must be statutorily required. This should enable the citizenry to meaningfully participate in a system of governance of themselves, by themselves, and for themselves.

 

The opposition's role

The role of the opposition in a democracy is to act as a "responsible equalizer" on matters where the ruling administration has surpassed the limits of its authority, and to praise it for its productive responses to the needs of the sovereign people. 

Well, not once have the Yellows and their Maoist confreres praised the President, except to be seen occasionally applauding portions of his SONAs.

Destabilization tactics are different from watchdog measures. They don't serve any good purpose, and they create situations that are detrimental to the public welfare. 

In this regard, the role of the jaundiced opposition has been so overtly wanting as to be, in effect, a tool for betraying the public trust.

The mindless wrest of power is the Yellows' sole and ultimate goal!!! Mga blip blip silang lahat!!!

Is it then surprising that they rejoice whenever the national dignity is soiled on the world stage? There could be honor in lambasting a leader in his own country; but certainly never before the world community, for that would mean the denigrator did not love his country.

 

Having your own father insulted

Probably even worse would be inviting European activists to lambaste Pres. Duterte here in his own country. Wouldn't this be just like inviting neighbors to censure your father in his own house? Verily, this compulsive yellow drive to get back on the saddle can be so maddening! Their basic sense of decency they have lost!

Does one normally wash his dirty linen in public? Quite obviously, the Yellows have their own selfish ethic in this regard. They would even suggest that the Supreme Court's rejection of Sec. Leila de Lima's petition for bail was a gross defiance of justice!! Such yellow chutzpah!! Their mockery of the Supreme Court only shows what little respect, if any, they have for the Rule of Law!!

 

Leni's rise?

Led by LP Sen."Bam" Aquino, the Yellows also celebrate VP Leni Robredo by claiming that her high satisfaction rating was due to her "good performance", in the process suggesting it was a feather in the Liberal Party's hat. Excuse me!! What good performance can she be credited with? Where and when...pray tell.

"No news is good news", as the saying goes, and all Leni does is cool her heels at her desk, be nice to visitors from her province in her posh official residence in New Manila, Quezon City, and issue from time to time motherhood statements and flashes of lip service!

Indeed, we almost never get news about specific instances of her so-called "good performance"; she hardly gets flack, hence, not a negative rating.

 

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