Isang mahabang Facebook post ang ibinahagi ni Gab Valenciano nitong nakaraang March 10 upang depensahan ang presidential candidate at kaibigan niyang si Senator Grace Poe.
Nag-ugat ang naturang post ni Gab bilang sagot sa isang post ng isang netizen na kumukuwestiyon sa citizenship ng asawa at mga anak ng senadora.
Ayon sa post ng isang Willy Ramasola noong March 5:
“To my FB friends who support Grace Poe, please explain to me why people should vote for her.
“Her own husband is a natural born American and he cannot even vote for his own wife this coming May. Her children according to her will remain American citizens.
“As senator, the number of bills she filed which became law is none. Big fat zero.
“Her other public service experience was at MTRCB which consisted of watching movies and classifying them as PG or GP or R.
“So tell me why people should vote for Grace? Give me a very good reason aside from her being the adopted daughter of FPJ.
“SO, WHAT IF…?” Ayon kay Gab, invalid ang argumento ni Willy.
Sa panahong ngayon, hindi naman daw kailangan ng mas maraming karanasan ang pangulo upang mas lalong paunlarin ang ating bansa.
Aniya, “Dear Willy Ramasola,
“I do not know who you are so I cannot comment based on your character and personality, instead, I will comment based on your post.
“Your argument is invalid. Let me explain why.
“Majority of our past leaders were all legally and politically eligible to run for president. Not all, most.
“Many with the 'track record' to prove it. And in the end, screwed us all over with their hidden agendas and shameful corruption (captain obvious I know).
“This goes for majority of the political body as well. Obviously, at this point, this country needs more than just 'experience' to get back on its feet.
“It needs a good, strong and pure heart. Presidents, alone, do not make a country. That's the problem with society. We rely so much on the head when we, the body, hardly do our part.”
ROTTEN POLITICAL SYSTEM. Pagpapatuloy pa ni Gab, kaibigan niya ang senadora at nararapat lamang na idepensa niya ito laban sa mga nambabatikos dito.
Sabi pa niya, “Sen. Grace is my friend above anything.
“And I defend my friends. So what if her husband is an American citizen.
“So what if her kids are keeping their American citizenship.
“Get with the times. There is something called dual-citizenship.
“People who are well travelled and have spent time away from their hometown could have gained more insight, could have gained an understanding of what it means to advance any kind of system beyond the 'Filipino way.'
“Our political system is rotten to its core, and the whole world knows this. A true Filipino is Filipino by blood, not by paper. People move countries to expand their way of life, not relinquish their homeland.
“She purely and sincerely wants what's best for our country and will do anything and everything to serve with the best of her ability, no strings or bs attached.
“That's what I admire most about her. We Filipino's are so freaking fickle. We lambast and rebuke her yet have the balls to support someone who goes against a Filipino's moral code.
“It's an outrageous double standard that is so hypocritical, it's sickening. Let's disqualify the 'inexperienced' candidate who doesn't meet the requirements of residency and continue glorifying the corrupt, unscrupulous and indecent.
“Also, let's allow an impeached president, who caused a freaking revolution, to run and govern our beloved capital. Really. Cmon now. This is the Philippines today.”
“NOT A PAID RANT.” Sa huli, sinabi ni Gab na pagod na siya sa magulong usapin sa pulitika. At nilinaw rin niyang hindi bayad ang kanyang pagdepensa sa kaibigang mambabatas.
“Willy, this is not a personal post. I am just tired of this political bullcrap.
“This is my personal opinion on the matter and nobody needs to agree with me.
“Again, I know Sen. Grace personally and I believe in her. Months ago, I didn't have a candidate as I didn't want to get involved. Politics is a very tricky sector for me.
“But I've just about had enough of this. She deserves to be a front runner. She doesn't deserve the hate she's been getting from so many Filipino's.
“And lastly, this is NOT a paid rant. People can and will never be able to purchase my vote.
“I believe in what I choose to believe in. There is no price you can tag on that. I am just sick and tired of seeing stones thrown at her and quite frankly, it's just downright shameful. I stand up for what is right.
“So this is just me, standing up not just for a candidate, but for a friend.
“My issue here isn't about who you want to vote for. Vote for who YOU personally believe in. That's fine. But do not use these technicalities to question someone's ability or inability to lead.
“NAKAKASAKIT NG ULO.” May mga sumang-ayon kay Gab sa kanyang mahabang post, ngunit may ilan ding hindi pabor sa kanyang mga puntong inihain.
Kaya naman, sinabi na lang niya sa comment section: “And this is why I dread commenting about issues in Manila.
“Ibang klase talaga ang level ng comprehension. Ya'll honestly think I'm voting for her because she's my friend?
“And that I'm biased? Good God.
“Read my damn comment people and do not alienate and focus on what YOU want to focus on.
“Read it as a WHOLE. I'm not going to argue or spend any more time on this.
“Nakakasakit ng ulo. Moving on.”