Press Release
March 30, 2019

Dispatch from Crame No. 498:
Sen. Leila M. de Lima on social media vitriol vs Duterte

I don't know if Mr. Duterte realizes that more and more people hate him. Really hate him.

Of course, his fanatical supporters remain fanatical, oblivious of his many sins. That's what fanaticism is all about-a blind devotion, coupled with a perverse notion about the invincibility of a demagogue idol.

But the rest of the informed citizenry has had enough. I haven't seen any other Philippine President in recent memory, or even in our distant history, eliciting so much hatred and contempt.

Unihibited spiteful comments like "Sleep forever and rest in hell," "May you rest in peace, forever" and "Don't' wake up anymore, go to hell!" inundated social media on his very birthday!

Not even the dictator Marcos or Gloria Arroyo had invited such level of authentic scorn or virulence.

Time to do some serious soul-searching, Mr. President. Are you still capable of bringing any good or righteous normalcy to our country? Or is it now a road to perdition all the way. Are you even capable of pure enlightenment!

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