Dear Mr. President,

First of all, I deeply admire your staunch campaign against illegal drugs in our country. You are the first president who engaged exhaustively in this fight.

We are one in ensuring that this country will become a safer place for everyone. However, what you have said earlier, declaring in national media, that Iloilo City is the most “shabolized” city in the whole country is unacceptable for me—an Ilonggo who takes pride from our culture and tradition in Iloilo.

Labeling Iloilo City as the most “shabolized” sends a cornucopia of messages that can be interpreted and can be twisted by malicious minds. Let’s be clear here, I am not defending the alleged drug personalities and coddlers in Iloilo City.

I am defending the innocent, hardworking, the law abiding Ilonggos and even your voters who enjoy the gift of liberty and democracy in the City of Love, whom you now tainted with drugs. You placed us in a position of discrimination and bias. We don’t deserve this. You can’t associate our totality with the single acts of the few.

Mr. President, you are a champion of MALASAKIT, I now refused to believe that. Those words came out from your mouth without regards and compassion.

Spoken words are like spent arrows, you can’t take it back. You annihilated the very essence of being an Ilonggo; you robbed us from our identity and peace. You inspired divisions and not unity. How can we heal this country?

In Iloilo, we enjoy the love of the people. Our city is not considered as the most livable in the country for no reason.

Our Batchoy expresses love and compassion; we will protect it from any person, including you. Our Batchoy does not have drugs.

Our Biscocho possesses the passion that we have. We will protect it from anyone who will tarnish our identity. Our Biscocho is not made by drug addicts and pushers.

Our river is very clean; in fact it is considered as one of the cleanest river within the city in the whole world. We will protect this from anyone who will throw anything in our peaceful waters.

Most importantly, our people.

We are loving, we don’t get angry easily, we welcome anyone in our city. Our voice can solve problems. We are not drug pushers. We are not drug addicts.

Here in Iloilo, we value the the family, peace and love.

Typhoon Yolanda made us stronger. We never knelled for anyone except to Senoya Candelaria and  Senyor Sto. Nino. We value religion and morality, that’s why we are living in peace and harmony.

We don’t need to kill a person just to show that we are strong. We even forgive our enemies.

You said that we need to let go of our past grudges, and together, let’s move forward. How can you do this if every day, you are inflicting pain to the morals of the Filipino people? As President, your words are very influential; it can both destroy and create a nation.  As President, you need to be conscientious of the words you say. We are listening to you. We care for you.

Mr. President, congratulations you just have killed all the Ilonggos in Iloilo. I will not ask you to issue an apology. What you have done is UNFILIPINO.

Now, I’m hoping that you are happy.

#Mutya

 

Photo from: GMA Network

 

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72 thoughts on “Mr. President, we will defend Iloilo City, the Batchoy and Biscocho.

  1. SA INYO SIGURO UGOK KA DAMO DAMO MAN GALING KAY GINA TAGO NINYO O KAYA INA ALAGA AN NYO PERO IKAW BA TALAGA MAY MATA KAG ILONG UGOK KA WAG MO NANG TAKPAN ANG ILOILO KAY TOOD GID NA YA ANG HAMBAL SANG PRESIDENTE DOTERTE SAKSI KO YA KAY MAY HINABLOS GID KO DAHA NA NGA NAG HIKOG DAKIL DYAN SA SHABU NA YAN KAYA UGOK WAG MANANG IPAG LABAN PA MAS MAINAM NA GANI PARA ANG MGA HULING TOBU NGA MGA KABATA AN AY MATITINO NA DI TULAD MO SIGURO ADIK KA MAN KAY GINA TAKPAN MO SI MAYOR MO

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    • How pathetic is your argument and conclusion. Your relatives who chose to kill themselves might be because of the likes of you.

      Your two relatives is 2/487000 Iloilo resident popn. What is the percentage? You don’t know statistics? Well you are not an ilonggo because we know our math nd stats.

      Mr duterte did not hv the majority vote 16 million / 54 million voters. 38 million or the majority did not vote for him. He had the most votes but not the majority. So like you, does not know their math nor stat.

      Gut feel assumptions rather than quantitative evidence.

      HAAY KAMANGO SA IMO.

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    • Na ano ka ya Enos? Tard much? Pakamatya da presidentr mo. Isog ka lang sa internet kay dj ka makilala. Fail guro kabuhi mo that’s why akig akig ka sa pag uswag sg banwa samtang NAWIGIT ka. Halata man kay kamango sg arguments mo. Pareho ka lang sa presidente mo, gapangdalahig.

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  2. I agree that the Ilonggos are most patient people much more longer pa ang pasensya kesa sa lawig sang kalabaw. If ever there are drug pushers and ushers i am sure that mostly are not. And you know ENOS people are not the same. Maski gani mag ulutod indi pareho paminsaron kag pamatasan. Kada tawo may kinaiya. Gani indi mo pag dalahigon ang tanan. And you know wherever i go I’m always proud to be an ILONGGO and a FILIPINO.

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  3. Dear Mutya,
    First and foremost, please accept my sincere commendations and gratitude for taking a stand and depending the good fabric of all Ilonggos and other Filipinos who believe in the rule of law, human decency and the love and fear of God. We don’t deserve this kind of branding by the new President of our country.
    You have done a great job in articulating who we are as Ilonggos. Duterte painted Iloilo with his crazy brash to destroy the good harmonious lifestyle that we have as Ilonggos. We are far perfect but Iloilo has been declared as the most livable city in the Philippines and this says it all. I don’t want to add more because you have written and explained it very well.
    Please continue the good cause and take the high road not go down to his level of thinking and narcissistic behavior. Better be let us pray for him that he may be guided by the words of God and may he may see the light and not the darkness that he created in Davao. Let’s pray that he will truly understand the wisdom of peace, justice and respect of all human beings.
    God bless us all.
    Rick

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