Jay Sonza to Kris Aquino: A mere apology would have sufficed.
So far, this Facebook note written by Jay Sonza, a veteran broadcast journalist and 2010 vice presidential candidate, has been shared over 6,000 times. Titled “Iparating Ito Kay Kris Aquino” (Let Kris Aquino Know of This), it sums up what an irate public thinks about the news of the President spending an hour or two last Sunday night in the Presidential Security Group’s Christmas party, a fact revealed by the tweets of Valerie Concepcion.
“Ngayon, ‘yun namang party ay matagal nang naka-schedule ‘yon. Siyempre, may mga masasamang nangyayari at may malungkot but then, life should go on. Hindi naman pwedeng huminto na lang ang buhay at magmukmok na lang tayo.”
This is what Kris Aquino told the nation Monday morning on her television program.
Bakit, Kris? Bakit?
When your mother died, every single Filipino stopped whatever he or she was doing at that time, and paid homage to her!
Pang Pnoy, masama bang makipaglamay ka sa amin?
Millions of Filipinos stood in line to view her. Millions waited hours along Luneta, Roxas Boulevard, Quirino Avenue, South Superhighway, South Expressway and Sucat Road to pay their last respects,
Now, your brother is President and he cannot even spend a few minutes attending to relief and avacuation operations in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Negros Oriental, Compostela Valley and other affected areas?
Kris, daan-daang katao ang namatay Kris. Libo pa ang bilang ng mga nawawala. Ari-arian at tanging yaman ang nasalanta. Fathers and their kids, mothers and their babies, whole generations were wiped out. The entire Cagayan de Oro was almost transformed into a wasteland and you will tell us that ”life should go on…and it will not be good if our lives stop for a while and for us to mourn?”
We mourn for your father, Kris. We vowed to sacrifice our lives for your father get justice. Many of our colleagues were jailed, others are still missing to date.
Our lives stopped when your father and mother died.
Don’t you ever tell us, us, the Filipino people that we will not mourn our fellow Filipinos, especially the Mindanaoans who died during this typhoon.
We are not like you, who do not care.
We care for fellow Filipinos, poor ones, who became victims.
More than a thousand lost their lives because of the ingratitude and the ineptitude of their leaders!
Thousands more lost their futures because of the callousness of the leaders like your brother, Kris.
A mere apology would have sufficed.