Defeated senatorial candidate and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay couldn’t hide his anger anymore towards President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter defended the Chinese people amid the 2019-nCoV scare in the Philippines.
On a tweet, Hilbay made a comment to Duterte’s call to end the Sinophobia or bad treatment against the Chinese in the Philippines.
He called Duterte a ‘puppet’ and asked how he’s going to help the Filipinos amid the possible outbreak in the country.
“Oo ser alam na naming tuta ka, pero ang tanong: P***** I** PAANO MO TUTULUNGAN ANG PILIPINAS AT ANG MGA PILIPINO?” Hilbay said.
One of his followers expressed concern over the temper of Hilbay and asked him to calm down.
“Kalma lang pañero. Ang puso mo,” @atty_don told Hilbay.
“asar e. sige, shot muna ko ng gin,” Hilbay responded.
Hilbay is one of the critics of the Duterte administration and China.
On his past tweet, Hilbay also claimed that China tried to hide the outbreak to the world.
“China didn’t disclose the full extent of the new coronavirus outbreak. It stifled the free flow of information. That is why people, institutions, & organizations weren’t able to react properly. The Philippines should learn from this error. YOU CAN’T STOP AN OUTBREAK W CENSORSHIP,” he said.
China didn't disclose the full extent of the new coronavirus outbreak. It stifled free flow of information. That is why people, institutions, & organizations weren't able to react properly.
The Philippines should learn from this error.
YOU CAN'T STOP AN OUTBREAK W CENSORSHIP.
— Pilo Hilbay (@fthilbay) February 3, 2020
In a press conference in Malacanang Monday, Duterte said that the public should refrain from treating the Chinese badly in the country.
“China has been kind to us. We can only also show the same favor to them. Stop this sinophobia,” Duterte said.
“You know it is not only a case of bad taste but it is not good for us Filipinos to be saying that. Ngayon (Now) they are blaming the Chinese na galing sa (coming from) China. It could always incubate in some other places. It happened in China, at least the first. But that is not the fault of anybody. Not the Chinese, not the Filipino, no one,” he added.