The letter writer is Diana Carmella Gellangarin Taganas, who, according to her Facebook account, is from Davao City. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
The letter was posted on March 17, 2017 and now has almost 3,500 shares.
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To Leni Robredo,
If nothing else, surely you are aware of how most Filipinos feel about you as of the moment: Useless. And that's putting it kindly. And yet what's astonishing is that you do not seem to get it.
Ganito kasi 'yan. In some countries and states, there are two types of leaders: the 'head of state' and the 'head of government'. The head of state has primarily ceremonial duties, while the head of government is responsible for running the government of a country, with his cabinet. For some, a head of state has limited or no executive powers, only a symbol. To make it short, for some, an example is the royalty. Here, obviously the head of state and the head of government are one and the same. The Philippine President should assume both roles.
For decades, people have been brainwashed that a president needs only to be presentable, never mind if he or she actually knows how to deal with the less palatable issues in our society. Now that's what you believe in, too. LP brainwashes people, all the while putting invertebrates like you into power by turning people like you into something special.
That's why LP needs Ninoy to remain a hero.
That's why LP needs Cory to become a saint.
That's why Noynoy is called the Son of Democracy.
That's why Bam impersonates Ninoy.
That's why LP needs to sensationalize February 25, more than other holidays.
That's why LP needs priests and nuns to join your rallies.
That explains Kris's sense of entitlement to presidential choppers.
That's why Paolo Roxas was formally admitted to the public only after LP knew of people's tolerance of Duterte.
That's why you need to post a photo of yourself 'bathed in light'.
That's why you need to post 'missing Jesse' in your posts every now and then.
That's why you need your image to remain a loyal widow, when obviously you're in a relationship.
That's why your office responded to a controversy of your alleged pregnancy immediately, yet was mum on the Profriends Developer issue. (You are more concerned of your image rather than addressing constituents' needs.)
That's why your party needs to inject brand names like 'decent', 'presentable', 'gracious'.
Given this sacrosanctity, you can already consider 'paving the way', 'gracing the event', 'you are included in my prayers', 'being an inspiration' as accomplishments as VP.
People like you, who 'went out of your way and alighted from your car' to go to Nanay magsasaka who waved at your car. You hugged her and had a photo taken together. Yeah, being able to embrace you really helped her in life.
People like you who look good abroad, rubbing shoulders with the 'who's-who', bluffing your way through accolades, while Filipinos who know the real score are called trolls.
People like you whom yellows consider 'inspiring', 'a true example of a leader', a 'gracious woman', with 'decent manners', 'doing her job well', cheering you on, never mind the 'trolls'.
People like you, pampered, who break at the slightest provocation, whose ears burn at the mildest jeers, whose weak constitution deny unpalatable realities of brutality, whose tender sensibilities cannot accept criticisms, who, instead of protecting the people, turned out to be the one being consoled, comforted, surprised with Jollibee burgers with hugot post-its in order to make her giggle on Valentines Day.
People like you, who supposedly stand as the heroine and champion of labanderas, tinderas, unemployed single mothers, widows with numerous children, sex workers, turned out to be the pampered damsel-in-distress who needs these women to rally for her. Shame.
Many people are starting to see through the ruse and it won't be long for all to realize.
That Cory is not a saint.
Ninoy is no hero.
Noynoy, stripped of 'Aquino' is not even an admirable, decisive, self-made male.
The Aquinos have no royal blood.
You're all just ordinary citizens elected into position.
Do you still not understand why people dislike you? It does not even help that Duterte is evil and you are good. Remember Leni, you ask forgiveness for two sins: what you 'have done' and what you 'have failed to do'. If Duterte is guilty with killing; you are guilty of protecting. With all the problems in the country, 'not doing anything' is more criminal.
Tell you what. People would not have cared that Mar had an illegitimate son IF ONLY he was an effective leader. We would not care about your relationship with the Congressman IF ONLY you are a sensible VP. Pero paano na ang ribbon-cutting? Mawawalan ng bisa kasi di ka pala santa, ano?
Laban Leni? Leni, Leni, Leni, it is the Philippines that needs protecting. Punyeta ka, ikaw pa ngayon ang kino-comfort.
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