What’s so special about this Grace Poe Llamanzares woman that even the Supreme Court has to bend over backwards and sidestep the law just to accommodate her overweening ambition to become President of the Philippines – the Perlas ng Silangan which she abandoned for the Land of Milk and Honey not too long ago?
What has she done for this country that the very foundations on which it stands are now wobbling on knees viciously struck from behind with a dos-por-dos nine times over?
What has she done for the Filipino people that she once turned her back on except mouth empty rhetoric and resurrect the ghost of celluloid fantasy just to charm her way to the clueless and naïve?
What has she done, period?
Why would a supposedly erudite group of men (and a black magic woman) succumb to the evil winds blown by power and greed dangling carrots and sticks, and consign to the trash bin as crumpled pieces of scrap the Supreme Law of the Land for the benefit of one audacious female?
What makes this ex-Filipino, ex-American, Filipino-again-for-convenience’s-sake assume that she can lead this vociferous nation of 100 million based on her miniscule experience at anything that has to do with ‘managing’, let alone at ‘governing’?
What makes us, ignorant people, assume that she is her own person and won’t be manipulated by the very same evil forces to whom she owes this egoistic, self-serving journey to the apex of her ambition?
Why is she being bestowed this sense of entitlement just because she is leading in specious surveys allegedly participated in by ‘respondents’ who should know better than to say they will vote for her so she can continue what her “father” had started? Duh?
Why does she flaunt this messianic complex that she alone can solve the problems of this country because she is “untainted” by corruption having barely warmed her Senate seat, and that the Supreme Court ruling was a “victory for the oppressed” and “influenced by divine intervention”?
[Really? Who oppressed you, Senator Llamanzares? Your biological parents for not acknowledging you? What has that got to do with the rest of us? Didn’t your adoptive parents give you a good life? Didn’t you live a luxurious existence as well in America? And please, don’t count yourself among the millions of hardworking Filipinos overseas. They don’t have the kind of life you’ve had since you were a “foundling”. They excrete blood, sweat and tears for their families. While you never had it so good – past, present and future.
What kind of divinity (or divinities) intervened to hand you the “victory”? The duck that sits weeping by the River Pasig and the shadowy characters masquerading as capitalists? Did you also invoke those deities when you committed “honest mistake(s)” while filing your Certificate(s) of Candidacy and using a dead man’s SSN while living in the United States? Give us a break.]
Why was she chosen by those rapacious oligarchs pouring more money into her already humungous kitty, the same not-so-invisible elite who have been running this country since they came back from the dead and determining who wins elections by sleight of hand and a pull at the slot machine? Because she is the least likely to spurn them once payback time comes? Because one won’t take their money, another has already accumulated a lot of money, and the other one doesn’t need their money?
How in the world can she lead on the back of the most belligerent campaign for the presidency the electorate has seen in recent memory caused mainly by her lack of humility and abundance of pride?
How in hell does she think that Filipinos all over the archipelago will take this travesty of justice sitting down and just swallow her fraudulence like inveterate movie fans lapping up her adoptive father’s make-believe machine-gun punches till kingdom come?
How in hell do those people who are responsible for making a mockery of the Law think that the Filipino people will not take umbrage? Do they really consider us as a nation of suckers? Fools? Morons? Idiots?
Senator Grace Poe Llamanzares knows deep in her so-called Gobyernong May Puso that she is not qualified to even be a candidate. She knows that she is a fraud, and lying or cheating is something that she has NOT not ever done before. The dirt are now being thrown at her direction in quick succession. Will she be able to hack them all?
If you truly love the Philippines, Senator Llamanzares, then do us a favor. Just go back to the place of domicile that members of your family obviously prefer and leave our country to be run like hell by true-blue Filipinos. Live up to your name and let grace, not greed, rule over your head.
To quote the words of Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo: “We do not want to wake up someday and see our beloved country teeming with foreigners and aliens posing as natural-born Filipinos while the real natives are thrown into oblivion or relegated as second or third class citizens.”
That is what you have done to the republic that you formerly forsook, Mrs. Llamanzares. You have shattered the rule of law to suit your own selfish ends. God knows where the schism that you created will lead us. God forbid that you get what you want.
As for foreigners and aliens posing as natural-born Filipinos, or acquiring and re-acquiring Filipino citizenship as the case may be – c’est la vie. As long as they don’t aspire to be President.