MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago already decided to spoke
about herself and defend herself to the accusations that were throwing to her.
In case you didn’t know, the anti-Duterte Facebook pages
were calling out Pialago with the names like “balimbing” or a
turncoat because she always defending the Duterte administration, particularly
the problem in traffic along Metro Manila, emergency powers, and the Jeepney
Modernization program of the current government.
If you can remember, Pialago also had a social media war
with Renato Reyes of Bayan which the actor Enchong Dee immediately defended the
latter and also criticized Pialago.
But then, Pialago seems like she already tired and sick on
the online backlash that she was receiving, that’s why she uses her Facebook
account to share how her journey started when she became one of the oppositions
of Media Relations Officers in the 2016 elections until she became the MMDA
Spokesperson in the current administration.
In her post, she shared the experienced that she passed to get her current job, her pen3trations of President Duterte, and how she regrets to work in the Opposition and not to President Rodrigo Duterte in the last 2016 Presidential election after finding out more information to the President.
In spite of working in the opposition, her current Boss was
still showing respect towards her that’s why we can’t blame them for praising
Pialago also asked the anti-Duterte pages to stop their
backlash and criticism towards the President because the President was really
good and all he wanted to do is the best for our country.
She also said that she is hoping that those pages stop what
they are doing which is to bring people down just like what they are doing to
her and other DDS supporters.
She also said that when she was still working in the
Opposition, she still not able to find her place or conviction. But now, she
already found her conviction.
Read the full statement of MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago
It’s time to publicly share my journey why I went from one
side to now serving our President Rodrigo Duterte. I believe it is my
responsibility to publicly open and be trænsparent about my history.
I was only 24 years old going 25 when I worked as one of the
oppositions’ Media Relations Officers in the last 2016 elections.
From news reporting, beauty pageants and showbiz, I went to
a totally new thing, which is political campaigning. All I wanted was to go
back to non-entertainment media since my plans for showbiz fell through.
When I applied for a job in Davao, a week after the 2016
elections, I never thought I would cross paths with our President Duterte. I
was going to pass my resume to anybody, taking chances and hoping for the best.
But it was the President I met. 🤗
It’s true what they say, that you can’t know a person until
you meet them in person.
And my God, I was surprised. President Duterte was jovial.
He will not judge you nor act rudely towards you just because you are from a
different political party.
He does not discriminate who he speaks to or prefers some
over others. He treats everyone he speaks to with equal respect.
It was the first time I spoke with a President of the
Philippines, and President Duterte acted like he was my dad. ☺️
He was personable, down to earth and simple.
Four hours stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but
our enthusiasm was never doused. All of us enjoyed every minute of it.
President Duterte at that time said, it’s more important for government
employees to be loyal to the people than to him.
It was there I realized why 16 million Filipinos voted for
I feel sad that I wasn’t given an opportunity to be his
supporter for the 2016 elections. ☹️☹️☹️
All those anti-government social media pages have it wrong
about our President.
I hope these pages will stop being so desperate in trying to
bring down people such as myself and other supporters of President Duterte.
They even dug up my old campaign ID just to portray me as a
“balimbing” or political opportunist.That time I had not yet found my place or
Today, I am sure.
I’m here not to please certain people, I’m here to serve the
public. I have no secrets to hide. So you anti-government pages, stop
encouraging others to oppose the government for the sake of opposing or for
your agenda. Stop using political colors as pretentious symbols of loyalty to
our country; they are actually colors of vested interests.
I am happy and proud to be part of this administration. You
can expect that I will continue delivering this level of service to the best of