Who’s afraid for his life?
So, the onion-skinned, trash-talking gunslinger from Davao, who rants and raves with his p—ng ina and sh-ts against perceived enemies, brandishes the middle finger, bullies and jails those who dare criticize him, whose self-created image of himself is as a tough guy, is afraid for his life after all. He was seen behind a bulletproof glass during a speech in Malabon last week. One wonders how much that glass cost the taxpayer?
So, who would want to kill him?
Not the majority of his constituents who, according to surveys, trust him. Certainly not the Philippine National Police or the Armed Forces whose collective balls are under his control. Not the opposition—they’re not crazy. Perhaps the New People’s Army? Or, more likely, anyone of the surviving kin of those poor, lowly drug addicts in the slums of the metropolis, terminated (there is no more apt word, except murdered) in his brutal war on drugs, who are brave enough to exact revenge?
His fears are imaginary. Is he looking for an excuse to declare martial law?
Now he threatens us with a revolutionary war/government if pressed against the wall. Who is pressing?
ROBERT ALVAREZ HYNDMAN, email@example.com
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