Friday, September 21, 2018

Well known writer poses the question: What does Duterte gain from the bomb threat?

Well known writer Krizette Laureta Chu let her thoughts known about the issue on bomb threats that were received by different schools and universities in Manila City.
President Rodrigo Duterte / Presidential Photo

Chu says that President Rodrigo Duterte “has nothing to gain and everything to lose if there’s a bombing.”

The report of these bombings has resulted to the students and “the opposition” having rallies in the city letting known their dissent towards the alleged dictatorial behavior of the president.

She says that she could not understand where the sentiment of the president being a dictator is coming from because he “still is not a dictator”.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Krizette Laureta Chu

Chu adds that this call in the rallies are the same with the last time they held a rally. With this she asks who exactly is dictating to the students to go out to the streets and “creating a culture and atmosphere of fear.”

She says that it cannot be the president because he will not gain anything from it. She further reassures that the president still has the support of the majority and is very comfortable with his position in society.

Even with the many rallies and protest, Chu says that there is no real threat to Duterte’s presidency because they are “small gatherings”.

Continuing on, she calls on the people to be careful and that parents should not allow their children to attend rallies.

"Mag ingat nalang kayo, mga bagets. Sa mga nanay, wag na wag ninyong papayagan mag rally ng walang kuwenta ang mga anak ninyo," she said.

Read her full post here:



MAPUA, FEU, Lyceum, Letran, PLM, UST -- all City of Manila based schools -- got bomb threats today and yesterday.

The rally tomorrow by the Opposition (whose purpose I still do not understand because Duterte isn't still a dictator, same as when they last rallied) is in Luneta, in the City of Manila.

Coincidence? I think not.

Who is riling up the students?

Who is creating a culture and atmosphere of fear?

Most importantly, who is setting the stage for a possible bomb explosion tomorrow at Luneta? Why all these bomb threat calls?

Duterte? Why? He has nothing to gain and everything to lose . He enjoys the support of the majority. He doesn't need to scare away people. No rallies held by Opposition--NONE, NOT ONE--has even come close to a real uprising, they're all just small gatherings, with the SONA being the biggest, and it still wasn't impressive.

There is no real threat to Duterte because there is no strong Opposition and the alternative, Leni, is a nincompoop.
President Rodrigo Duterte / Photo from Foreign Policy

So, if something happens tomorrow, which party will suddenly get to play hero? Not Duterte, definitely. Well, duh.

Mag ingat nalang kayo, mga bagets. Sa mga nanay, wag na wag ninyong papayagan mag rally ng walang kuwenta ang mga anak ninyo.

Don't get sacrificed in the altar of absolute greed, corruption, and evil.

Don't go out, no matter what your schools, civic groups, or friends say. Something tragic may or may not happen, but are you really going to risk life and limb for the party that gave us the tragedies of Yolanda, Mamasapano, HK hostage, Mahindra, and drugs in our penitentiary?

They didn't care for you back then; they sure as hell don't care for you now."