Ateneo de Manila gave him the honor to be the main speaker for that Ignatian Festival (WHY?).
Well his silence now sure isn’t exemplary. Weeks have passed since the awful public scandal regarding the pork barrel brouhaha and Ms. Janet Napoles. Two days have expired since the torrential rain pummeled our poorly-planned city. And yet, we have not heard any reassuring, inspiring or even encouraging words from him – he who can easily shame people when he has the stage.
The same man who easily had his way to connive with forces in government to imprison the ill Gloria Arroyo, to impeach the poor Chief Justice, who would make parinig in formal events (“saan niyo nakuha ang kapal ng mukha niyo”) – where are you?
I don’t need you (I mean, I don’t like you!) but perhaps your supporters or the ordinary folk who braved the rain and flood to go to work, to salvage their homes or to help their countrymen need to hear or see you. They need you to rally them to victory
Sometimes, we need that heroism of a leader to be shown. Strong images of leaders na lumulusong sa baha, issuing strongly-worded or calm, reassuring speeches, that’s important, I think. Where are you Mr. President to offer us aid or even words of consolation? Where are you?
Hold a presscon.
By all means please, kahit isisi mo pa kay Gloria (di ba diyan ka magaling?).
Please – be visible, Mr. President. Where are you?