Leni Robredo today issued a statement asserting that she regards herself as a “healing leader”. Exactly what this means is anyone’s guess but what seems to escape the blinkered minds of her supporters is how it was really her Yellowtard lot who drove through the wedge that today deeply-divides Philippine society.
The divisiveness the Yellowtard “cause” is manifested in their habitual use of colours to define their exclusive community of “woke” partisans. A political colour is meant to invoke exclusive tribalism rather than come across as a call to be inclusive. One feels this when seeing the pompous and self-righteous manner with which members of Robredo’s mob signal their party affiliations by bathing their campaign events and social media paraphernalia in pink today. Indeed, the use of this new pink branding seems to actually have the unintended effect of highlighting even more their lame attempt to distance themselves from their Yellowtard roots.
It is worth noting too that former President Noynoy Aquino himself spent the bigger part of his term identifying himself with the Yellowtard brand. He showed his being a Yellowtard first and a Filipino a distant second whenever he made public appearances sporting a yellow ribbon pinned to his shirt or suit. This made it easy for then rising candidate Rodrigo Duterte to demonstrate his loyalty to all Filipinos first — by using the national colours to define his campaign.
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Evidently not having learnt enough from that loss in 2016 and then again in 2019 when the entire Yellowtard “Otso Diretso” coalition endorsed by no less than Robredo herself was wiped out at the polls, the Opposition have latched on to this very same campaign style. The same coloured stunts and spectacles, the same self-righteous campaign style, and the same negative rhetoric is on exhibit. It seems the Yellowtards are really not serious about winning the 2022 elections. How could they be when they’ve chosen a loser politician like Leni Robredo to lead them?
What is it exactly that Leni Robredo plans to achieve if given the chance to lead the country from 2022? If Robredo and her lot cannot even change their campaign style what makes them think they would know the first thing about mounting an effort to implement long overdue change in the Philippines? Robredo cannot even seem to make a basic promise to make the Philippines a better place if given the chance to serve as its president. A “healing leader” she now tells us? What results does that drivel even imply? What does success even look like following a Robredo presidency? The mystery persists.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.