An open letter response to 'dubious' group calling for the ouster of President Duterte


No matter how good you are as a leader, you will never be able to get rid of detractors in your life and in your career, especially in the Philippines where crab mentality is as common as rock salt.

Such has always been the case with President Rodrigo Duterte. Even before he was voted into the presidency by the Filipino people, he already had his fair share of people going head over heels trying to bring him down. All the more now that his War on Drugs is at its peak and in the process of implementing it, the president is stepping on a lot of big toes including many influential people who have taken to hiding their insidious activities behind so-called activist groups and movements.

Yesterday, a group who call themselves the Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM – supposedly composed of officers and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police – published an article in the blog PinoyAbrod calling for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Citing 10 reasons why Duterte has betrayed the public trust, the people hiding behind PADEM accused the president of things such as consorting with top-level drug lords and using the AFP and police force as his private army. If you want to read the whole claptrap, you can find it here.

To this, Jenifer Aquino, the wife and mom who very recently went viral for her scathing open letter criticizing LP, once again had the perfect response.

Here’s the full copy of the Facebook post in response to PADEM. It’s a little long but you’ll find that she once again strikes the full center of the points quite accurately.

Dear "Padem".

So, you want to get rid of Duterte. You've cited some items that may sound credible but not entirely true. Bottom line, you want to get rid of a President that has done nothing wrong to the PNP and the AFP except make the lives of those who protect the people better, something you never did in your entire political life... if you even had one worth reading about.

You came out with a petition that no one else except "Antonio Bonifacio" "certified and signed", but no one else. No face, no name and a bunch of half truths twisted to make it appear that the President is worse than you and the previous administration.

Yes, it stinks of Oakwood stench. Because quite recently, the promulgator of the Oakwood Mutiny has done nothing except be a town barker and scream "Duterte will fall! Duterte will fall." And just like town barkers [not even a town crier which is a bit more credible than a barker] are ignored, this barker actually believes that people pay attention to his antics. It's like watching a dog chase it's [sic] own tail then proclaim success once it catches it's [sic] own tail. The scene alone is pathetic.. and so like how this Oakwood stinker looked as he was being hauled off to jail with his trousers being dragged.

If indeed there is such a group called "Padem", my question is - where have you been all this time? Why haven't you lifted a finger in the past to better the lifestyle and salaries of Policemen and the AFP? An umbrella group that has nothing to show for it. Can't even send decent boots to the soldiers on field. Not even improve their food rations on field. Provide cops with better guns. Tsk tsk.

I think you invented "Padem" because the RAM was welcomed recently by the President in the Palace. And I guess, you were not even invited. Boo hoo. Serves you right.

Quite recently, the real AFP came out with a statement totally demolishing your claim. Boo hoo. Cuts at the roots twice.

And what makes you think the PNP would even take your side? I doubt it. The current batch of Policemen have never been recognized and honored by any sitting President. Only now under Duterte. And what's wrong if their families are taken cared of in case they die in the line of duty? If you die in the line of duty [which I hope you will soon], your family will be looked after by promises made and kept by Duterte.You don't want that? You selfish douchebag.

So "Padem"... before you are "maPADEMpot" by the real cops and real soldiers of this country, next time you want to come out with a petition to ouster a hard working President, make sure to follow these guidelines. Very simple so that you can comprehend it, even a moron like you should be able to understand it:

= use your real name, rank and service ID and sign it,
= get other "high ranking" officers to do the same thing,
= make sure that when you come out, there's mainstream media to cover your press con.

Simple, right? Like I said, even a moron like you, Antonio Bonifacio, can understand.
Now go home to mommy and cry at her palda before we start spanking you with Leni's slippers and whip you with Andy's latigo.


Note how Aquino made three very simple challenges to the people behind PADEM.

1.       For the signatory to use his real name, rank and service ID and sign it
2.       To get other "high ranking" officers to do the same thing
3.       To make sure that when they do come out, there's mainstream media to cover their press con.

There. Those are not so difficult to comply with, are they? Any real member of the AFP and/or PNP with balls would be willing and able to do it.

Here’s a link to the original post, by the way. You might want to check out the comments section because it’s definitely lit.

Even Edwin Jamora, who is also a well-known Duterte defender and supporter on social media, reinforced the same point Jenifer Aquino raised.

Although there is at least one comment that said the whole PADEM thing is fake news, the fact still stands that there are actual, flesh-and-bone-and-blood people behind this, regardless of whether they’re actual AFP and PNP officials or not.

Also, the fact still stands that no matter what those people behind it do or no matter how hard they try, Rodrigo Duterte is the president chosen by the Filipino majority, and that same majority plus more stand beside and behind him to fully support him.

In a related news, Brigadier General Restituto Padilla Jr., spokesperson for the true AFP, release a disproving this call for an ouster by PADEM. The general was firm in saying that  “The entire AFP along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all our civilian personnel stand by the constitutionally mandated government and unequivocally supports the Commander-in-Chief”.

Sounds about right. 

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