Paula Defensor-Knack, the sister of late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, slammed not only President Rodrigo Duterte but also the social media bloggers who allied with the government like her before.
Amid the issue on President Duterte’s admission about what he had done with their maid during his teenage years, Knack called the chief executive a ‘morally bankrupt’ and explained that she’s only maintaining the moral values by her sister.
After receiving a tremendous amount of criticisms from her own Facebook fans, Defensor-Knack released a statement saying as a Christian; it’s her role to criticize public officials like Duterte who’s lack of values.
“We are Christians with a conscience, and we have tried to remind, to constructively criticize, cajole and correct PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHOSE SPEECH IS MORALLY BANKRUPT, but nothing happened …. so enough is enough! We do not subscribe to rule by vulgarity.” Defensor said in her post.
Knack also challenged her followers to unfollow her on Facebook, saying that she’s not begging for likes in the first place.
She also said that unlike other bloggers, she didn’t pay to get millions of likes and followers or ‘solicit free plane tickets for trips abroad’.
“You can unfollow us and we don’t give a damn because we didn’t ask you to follow us and I am not running for public office. WE DID NOT PAY TO HAVE MILLIONS OF LIKES AND FOLLOWERS, available for a fee at a Facebook office. Who are you kidding ?! We also do not solicit free plane tickets for trips abroad. Neither do we receive money from politicians to protect them online. HINDI KAMI FOR SALE.” she said.
The Pro-Duterte blogger who turned critical against the administration also called President Duterte’s recent statement as ‘sickening’.
She also criticized some bloggers who defended the President despite his mouth, just because they’re receiving free plane tickets and sponsorships on social media.
Knack released spoke about the ‘free plane tickets’ allegedly received by some bloggers amid the revelation of blogger Tonyo Cruz that some pro-admin Facebook page owners received a free trip to Korea.