DEAR LORRAINE BADOY,

SALAG-BANAT
Disyembre 30, 2016

DEAR LORRAINE BADOY,

Wala na bang mga Pilipinong nagkakabuni, an-an, alipunga, at kurikong?13528778_1570573783237996_732498832630707271_n

Mukhang napakatumal yata. Ang dami mong oras na ginugugol sa mga kabulastugan.

Bakit pati ang school project ng bata ay pinakikialaman mo? Pakialaman mo ang school project ng anak mo.

Ang yabang mo, Doc. Para bang napaka-brilliant mo. Parang Mocha Uson ka lang na kinabitan ng MD at puro turok ng fillers ang mukha.

Pati si Loida Nicolas-Lewis ay inaalaska mo. Tanungin mo nga ang ‘yong mayabang na sarili kung mas mataas ang buwis na binabayaran mo kaysa binabayad ng mga property ni Atty. Lewis sa Pilipinas.

Marami ka bang pinapaaral na mga Pilipino. Tanyag ka bang tagabigay ng mga malalaking donasyon tuwing may bagyo, baha o lindol sa Pilipinas?

Alaskahin at atakehin mo ang mga kasamahan mong maiingay na hindi na mga Pilipino at hindi pa nagbabayad ng buwis sa Pilipinas. Sila ang pagsabihan at pigilan mo.

Naitanong mo ba kung may dual citizenship si Atty. Lewis? Hindi no? Hanggang buni ka lang kasi. Ipaubaya na ang politika sa iba. Hindi ka kikita at sisikat diyan.

Wala o kulang ka sa alam. Tagakalat ka lang ng tsismis. Midlife crisis ba?

Ang solusyon: maghanap ng bagets.

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Narito ang artikulong sinagot na atake ni Lorraine Badoy sa anak ni VP Leni Robredo:20160701jb-13-620x534

I was told that the mag cover of Leni Robredo under the banner ‘Bayani’ that I posted yesterday is the Philippine Science High School project of Jillian Robredo. My son, who also studies in Pisay told me this.

I never said this was an official mag. I was told it was but I left that part open to being corrected because I wasn’t sure if it truly was. And in fact, I expressed my desperate hope that all this was was a joke. A spoof mag.

Turns out this is a school project. And I am not taking it down. Nor am I apologizing for it.

My children, as Jillian Robredo, are scholars of our country’s top science high school, the Philippine Science High School.

They owe their education –a top rate one, may I add–to the Filipino people. And I am deeply grateful for all of you who have made this possible. Pisay is my children’s fertile ground where they have bloomed and evolved quite well—as it is for thousands of kids.
It really takes a village to raise a child.

And just as this village has stepped up to raise my children, so am I stepping up in doing my share in educating my children and other people’s children about our democratic processes.

Jillian Robredo can hardly be faulted for thinking her mother a heroine. Don’t all mothers wish their children thought of them as heroines?

But see, Jillian Robredo’s mother is not just an ordinary citizen that she holds up for her classmates–our top scholars– to see as a heroine. Leni Robredo is the country’s most powerful woman– our Vice President, no less.

And her abysmal performance as public official needs to be called out.

Still Jillian Robredo is within her rights to think her mother as VP is exceptional. A heroine, no less.

Just as we are within our rights to express what we think of the VP who happens to be her mother.

You say, but this is merely a school project.

And I say, all the more we should take this on because these are our children we are talking about. Our country’s most important resource. All the more we should educate them.

Also, this is Philippine Science High School. Our country’s top scholars, where our leaders come from. To whom much is given, much is expected, right?

At the very least, we owe these kids a clearer definition of what constitutes ‘heroism’.

And we owe these kids a clearer picture of how freedom of expression—one of the bedrocks of a vibrant democracy–works.

So there. Now get off my back, you ninnies. I hope that clarifies things for you.

ALSO– PLS TAKE ON A TONE OF RESPECT WHEN EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN. OK? PRETTY PLEASE?

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