Last night, I made a short Facebook post about my reasons for choosing Duterte as my president this coming 2016 election and why I have no interest in voting his rival presidential candidates. I had to make the post short since even I find it tedious to read a very long article in just one […]
Frankly, most of the time, I tend to stay mum in social media because that is what I usually do when certain issues come up that can spark uproars from other people or a community.
I do not react negatively against the source. I talk to my friends about it, exchange opinions about the topic and move on.
As with the case if Pacquiao’s recent comments based on his opinion about same sex marriage that sparked an uproar from the LGBT community when he called those who do it as worse than animals, it has become a nuisance seeing my Facebook’s feed filled with almost 95% of them.
So what is my take on this then? Sure, Pacquiao’s comments may somewhat lead some people to be angry, insulted or whatever negative description of emotional feeling they can come up with. But in reality, I cannot see why things like this become a big issue.
Try reading comments in Inquirer articles and the comments there are actually way harsher than what Pacquiao just said. So most of the comments posted there come from trolls. Regardless, even if one of the commenters used a real identity, I will still ignore any negative comment the user may post.
I admit, sometimes the comments can hurt when the comments in Inquirer articles seemingly diss Filipinos with very bad insults but that is about it. I ignore them and read the next comment.
I look at people who instigate negative comments as someone who need attention or KSP for short. Whenever somebody says something negative about others, people tend to want to get back at them by spreading their comments in social media. People should just ignore them.
Pacquiao was only asked what he thought about same sex marriage and when some people did not like what he said, they attack him in every bad way possible.
Get a life people! 😛
It was not like Pacquiao just said it out of the blue and try to get the ire of those who will be affected. It was his own darn opinion! And he was asked about it!
This is the problem in today’s society. When someone does not like one’s opinion about certain topics, they diss them good. I even read people’s reaction that they are happy when Nike ditched Pacquiao after his comments.
Hello, this is what companies do: to get in the good side of the people. So to the person who started a pitch to Nike to ditch Pacquiao, it was inevitable that that happened with or without that person’s initiative.
It was also funny reading celebrities’ comments that they would not vote for Pacquiao because of his comments. As if they would vote for him in the first place :P. Yeah, right!
If Pacquiao just blurted it out for no other reason, then that is a different story. In any scenario, you cannot win everybody’s approval. Despite what happened, I admire Pacquiao’s stance on the topic of same sex marriage. It was his own view, his own opinion and he stood by it.
When it comes to Duterte, people instantly think of the low crime rate that Davao City has experienced over the years. If he can reign in as president of the country and apply that same result to most, if not all cities, then the better, right?
Even I would instantly vote for him if he decided to run. Sadly, he recently announced that he would not. And even though some people still hold out hope that he may change his mind, I have not held out any hope that he would decide to run as president this coming 2016 election.
If only …
I got robbed in broad daylight before so I already had first hand experience on the fear that I felt when that incident happened. Hell, even the police did nothing much once I reported it to them. One of them actually had me ride with him on his motorcycle to go around a well known place that the thieves live in. Imagine more fear came into me wondering if ever I would see those same robbers suddenly pulling a gun or knife if we encounter them. That alone made me conclude the police is hopeless.
Plus, the fact that I see the same set of thieves riding in the jeepney in the same route speaks volumes that there is something wrong with the security in the city. Why can’t they do something about it? I am sure Duterte will. Which is why so many people were clamoring for him to run for president.
Oh yeah, there is also the thing about no smoking in Davao? I definitely would love that. I hate people who puff out smoke without any regard as to where it will go. So many people smoke knowing there are people behind them. I hate it even more if they smoke inside jeepneys.
I would definitely love a smoke free city like in other cities in the U.S. Smoking is crap. It is junk and there is no reason why you cannot avoid it. If I can, why can’t you?!
Overall, Duterte’s strong willed and fearless personality is what most people want in a leader. Knowing that corruption is rampant in the country that it comes as no surprise if people want to migrate abroad, the country needs a leader who will stand up for the people and who is not afraid of any threats made against him.
Bring back the death penalty? Why not. But that is up for debate. However, those obviously caught in the act can surely get the death penalty.
It was tough knowing Duterte decided not to run anymore. For awhile there, he gave a little hope. Sadly, guess it was not meant to be.
I would have wanted Aquino to run again too!