In defending President Rodrigo Duterte against his critics, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Secretary Loraine Badoy told the European Union to engage in online child pornography instead.
“Iyong mga taga-EU, mag online child porn muna kayo. D’yan naman kayo magaling eh,” she said in her post.
She posted her unsolicited advice on Facebook on March 26, slamming the EU, Vice President Robredo, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and Representative Gary Alejano.
The EU has slammed the reported killings in the Philippines under Duterte’s drug war. They also called for the ‘immediate release’ of Senator Leila De Lima.
Badoy described just how loved President Duterte is, evident in his top rank in the TIME Magazine survey.
“He is beloved. Just look at the TIME Magazine survey of Top 100 Men and Women for 2017. He is the runaway top guy at 13% with no less than the pope, a poor second at 3%. And Vladimir Putin. And Mark Zuckerberg. And Justin Trudeau. And Bill Gates. All at 3% each,” she said.
“Plus 9 out of 10 Filipinos right now approve of him,” she added.
Badoy also advised those who would like to bring the Duterte administration down to “wait” and “bide” their time. She added that they should wait until the President commits some huge error that will turn the people against him.
Badoy also said that only then, when the Filipinos are against Duterte, should his oppositions “pay the EU idiots” or make up numbers about the killings when talking to the UN.
“THEN and only THEN would it be the time to let your cash flow to pay the EU idiots with galls as huge as Goodyear blimps to call for the president’s resignation, or to talk before the UNDOC in your singsong voice and creepy smile with your made up numbers about killings and blah blah blah, and too, whatever shit the cub scouts Trillanes, Alejano are up to (I don’t even bother to find out. Who takes these batang uhugins seriously really?),” Badoy wrote.
But until then, she advised Duterte’s critics to “learn a craft.”
“In the meantime, learn a craft. Mag-gantsilyo club muna kayo, Trillanes, Leni, etc. Bake ng red velvet cupcakes. Tapos yung mga taga EU, mag online child porn muna kayo. Dyan naman kayo magaling eh. (Wow. Uproar.),” Badoy said.
The EU responded to Badoy’s post on March 28, saying that the issue of child pornography should be discussed seriously.
“The issue of child pornography is extremely serious and a grave crime. It should be addressed in a serious and responsible manner,” the Delegation of the EU to the Philippines said in a statement without further elaboration.
DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo defended Badoy’s statement, saying that it “was obviously sarcastic and under no circumstances was she advocating child pornography or making light of it.”
But Taguiwalo also said that as government officials, they must be “careful” in their social media posts.
“We know that as government officials, we should be more circumspect and careful about what we post on social media. We always run the risk of being – deliberately or not, maliciously or not – misinterpreted. All of us in the DSWD executive committee and even our staff will take lessons from this incident,” she said.