Ugly, unwise, unfatherly, unpresidential, unprecedented, unforgivable!
If this reaches him, my personal and friendly advise to PRRD: Take a deep breath, shut his ears, eye the bigger picture and listen to his heart. This is not the time to display Tapang, the situation calls for Malasakit.
By PETER LAVINA
As father of the nation, he should put a stop to this madness.
History will be unkind to a father who denies his daughter a chance to be President (Letter 1), ties her hands to handpick her own tandem (Letter 2) and threatens to whip her in public by fighting her in the polls for VP. This is not just ugly, unwise, unfatherly, it is unpresidential, unprecedented, unforgivable!
He should also stop attacking other people. Maybe he needs to be reminded about one among his favorites: “don’t paint others black to picture yourself white.”
Best for him is to devote his remaining months in office in winning against the pandemic, reviving the economy and making certain that the elections are conducted above board, no terrorism, no power outages, no ISP shutdown, no cheating. And then retire as he has announced on Oct 2, be a mentor, spend time for family and himself.
What more does he need to prove, our people’s admiration and respect he already have? (Mr. Lavina served as unofficial spokesman of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential election. After Duterte, won the presidency, Mr. Lavina was appointed as head of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) but after only a few months, would be kicked out for alleged corruption by the President.
(Posted in Peter Tiu Lavina, Facebook, November 15, 2021)