San Beda lawyer writes an open letter to former CHR chair Etta Rosales - The Daily Sentry

Monday, October 29, 2018

San Beda lawyer writes an open letter to former CHR chair Etta Rosales

Former CHR chair Etta Rosales
Etta Rosales, an activist, teacher and a three-term leader of the party-list representative Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party to the Philippines has let her wrath go in a statement that he dropped against President Rodrigo Duterte, and his followers are not happy about it.

Rosales said in a speech she delivered at the University of Philippines the the president is allergic to strong women. Referring to Senator Leila De Lima, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio, Vice President Leni Robredo and former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the past critics of the president who are now threatened,  sacked or jailed.

“The president is allergic to strong women.”

Honest Atty.
Atty. Bruce Rivera, photo from Abogado
Bruce Rivera, a known supporter of the president, and a lawyer who says what he means and how he means it spoke her mind about Rosales’ latest tirade against the president.

In a Facebook post, Rivera threw. Back the stones to Rosales, started by debunking how the president is not actually allergic to strong women, but to women who are facially challenged and are wearings masks to hide their insecurity.

Not generalizing though

However, Rivera cleared it up thatt he is not generalizing. He doesn’t mean that all women who are “panget” are all the same. He said there are those who are not physically pleasing but are smart and have wits.

And he also emphasized that it is not the right way to go and be a “b*tch” when you know you are panget.


In the end, he said sorry, but not because of what he said, but because of his frankness. According to him, he says it as he sees it.

He also left an analogy about hippopotamus and dogs having the same trait of biting, but we love dogs, because they are cute.

That is the context of what he want to send to Rosales.

Read full post below:

Dear Etta,

Let me correct you there. The President is not allergic to strong women. He is allergic to facially challenged women who mask their insecurity with some perception of strength to diacourage others to point out the obvious.

Do not get me wrong, there are some people who are "pangit" whose wit and humor is sexy. But being a bitch and not being beautiful is not a way to go especially when you are talking to a man of considerable power. And unless PRD is a masochist, I follow his train of thought.

Why will I work with someone who I do not find pleasing to the eye when I can find a similar strong woman who will not make me throw a tantrum everytime she bitches around.

I say it as I see it. Sorry. 

The world in unfair. Beautitful people have it more. Especially if they are smart as well.

In the words of a veterinarian:

Parehong nangangagat ang aso at hippopotamus. But we live the dogs and make them family. Why? Because they are cute.

Bruce Villafuerte Rivera

Source: Bruce V. Rivera