(Thread) Will say this about VP Robredo. (This isn’t about 2022 but the here and now)
Have heard some folks chafe that she isn’t charismatic, that her speeches don’t excite. Maybe so, if you want empty bombast and false promises. But she has shows great executive skills.
We’ve had enough excitement and posturing to last us four lifetimes. The VP takes time to detail - with facts and context - where some roots of problems lie. She prescribes solutions — some long-term, many immediate — and then quietly networks to put in place some solutions.
VP Robredo can’t do everything for everyone, of course, as she doesn’t run the country, has no power to marshall logistics, is ignored and even vilified by many top officials. But what the VP has done w what she has is pretty impressive.
If that isn’t exciting, I dunno what is.
Supporters can help her spread the message in tidbits that make people see the direct impact on their lives that problems AND solutions bring. And, yes, VOLUNTEER in these projects. If people see you, meet you (not just during elections), they will identify w you.

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7 Mar
I hope the Supreme Court takes note of this. These are all legal activists. CRACKDOWN ALERT @karapatan southern tagalog describes the simultaneous raids as “tokhang-style” — similar to Duterte’s drug war operations. (Will translate in thread) At least 3 arrests, 3 dead.
For context: Raids immediately followed Duterte’s growl for troops to kill when they see armed rebels. But remember, a judge just threw out the case against Lady Ann Salem because, clearly, evidence of arms planted, testimony manufactured. Other similar cases also dismissed.
1. Steve Mendoza, EVP of Olalia KMU arrested at his house in Mamatid, Cabuyao around 3:15 am
2. Mags Camoral, BAYAN Laguna Spokesperson at former Union head at Pangulo F-Tech, arrested at the HQ of Defend Yulo Farmers in San Isidro, Cabuyao, around 4 am
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5 Mar
COVID19 surging again, vaccines coming in slowly — the powerful jumping the lines as usual. The favoured Duterte vaccine (initially used as SMUGGLED) still lacks documentation per FDA. You wonder how they green light purchase orders. But all Duterte can say is kill, kill, kill.
Duterte screams kill because, of course, it’s tokhang, jagainst perceived leftists this time. He orders troops to kill when they see armed rebels. But a judge just threw out the case against Lady Ann Salem because, clearly, evidence was planted, testimony manufactured.
Lady Ann’s case isn’t the first one thrown out because of spurious evidence. A series of court judgements have slapped police and the AFP with acquittals of their targets. Because their fiction won’t stand in court, they kill - after red tagging.
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4 Mar
Duh. Only idiots would buy into that “challenge” for VP @lenirobredo to accept funds from you to buy vaccines. Everyone knows how incompetence/corruption/lack of transparency caused the delay in transacting with vaccine makers and even friendly states. #DuterteLegacy
Memory lane. Duterte initially blustered against western vaccines in favor of those produced by his patrons, China and Russia. Slammed advance payments. We know how China ‘collects’ on favours and aid. Also it has been grossly lacking in transparency reuters.com/article/us-hea…
Memory lane. Why challenge the VP when the dudes in charge of the pandemic, your Tatay included, delayed negotiations with vaccine makers cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/12/1…
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Tyranny and corruption share a bed. (Thread)
The Red Tagging hysteria aims to divert attention from the Duterte regime’s wussy behavior towards Chinese aggression and the massive corruption by appointees who took advantage of a health crisis to line their pockets.
They now claim P15-billion missing isn’t, that it’s being “liquidated” by hundreds of hospitals. Like these were advances. But during the probe hearings and other times, other hospitals — including state hospitals — moaned about delays in reimbursements, as did the Ph Red Cross
The Duterte regime imposed a draconian lockdown starting March 2020. It dangled grandiose promises of mass hiring for contact tracing and for beleaguered hospitals. Duterte also tried to hold medical professionals with jobs abroad hostage to the regime’s theatrics.
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This is a thread on @EspinaNonoy ‘s FB which clearly shows what he means by a “mob howling for blood” — calling for summary execution of the killer cop. What follows is his post on the “attempt to twist the narrative of the uproar that followed the Paniqui executions.” (More)
The new lie, he notes, “blithely claims that so-called human rights advocates he been calling for the lynching of the cop and his kid while Duterte's disciples sought a trial.” (More)
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What really interests me is Vietnam: started its trial of a locally-developed COVID-19 vaccine Thursday... The country has kept its coronavirus tally to just above 1,400 cases and gone over two months without community transmission.

Also ... “Last week, Indonesia received 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine made by China's Sinovac, with another 1.8 million set to arrive next month.” ... exactly how advanced (or delayed) is the evaluation and approval of potential vaccines in PH?
November — official DoH; in future tense: According to Galvez, the most critical stage is beginning phase of roadmap, w/c involves scientific evaluation and selection of vaccines. The DOH and the (DOST) are leading this phase. doh.gov.ph/doh-press-rele…
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