Politikos aren’t the one ones topic to attacks by trolls and critics.
Former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña has lamented how politikos’ youngsters are dragged into smear campaigns these days even when they’re main lives separate from their mother and father.
In his May 9 column for the Manila Standard, La Viña mentioned Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter Aika isn’t alone in being focused by critics who’ve questioned how she is going to be capable of afford to pay for her graduate research at Harvard University.
At the peak of the marketing campaign season for final yr’s elections, he mentioned it was the youngsters of then presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe who drew flak for being a twin residents.
“Earlier, the children of VP Binay who were not public officials were also subject to the same attacks,” La Viña mentioned.
Even President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest grandson, Stonefish, he famous, grew to become the topic of ridicule months in the past due to the weird nickname given to him by his mom, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
La Viña known as the pointless attacks on politikos’ kids “evil” and a “sad development.”
“There is no excuse for this behavior and there must be zero tolerance for it,” he mentioned.