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Better A Vocal Critic Than A Silent Hater

by NImfa Estrellado
Straight Talk
August 3, 2019

Duterte to critics 2016: What steps are you taking to solve the country’s problems?

Duterte to critics 2019: If you think you can run the country better than the elected one, then go ahead.

My Friend’s Answer: A call for you to be impeached? We also expose and oppose your fascist and corrupt rule to save the Philippines. And lastly I’m paying my taxes and I’m living an honest life.

I know SONA 2019 happened a few weeks ago, but many many people still can’t move on about it.


Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III once called his critics, the noisy minority. And now the current president Rodrigo Roa Duterte acts like Aquino, calls the media and his critics, the Anti-Duterte and the loud minority. The stupid who complain and rant nonsensically about his administration. Just a noisy minority who complain about anything.

The international community perceives Duterte to be an evil man and a dictator. Duterte’s “war on drugs”, protecting drug-lords, narco-corrupt politicians have problems and those who are against it are called Anti-Duterte administration or the vocal minority.


A noisy or loud or vocal minority is the small group of individuals that frequently and strongly voice their opinions, contrasting with the silent majority that makes up most of the population base, but rarely give their opinions.

Their statements suggest that people can’t criticize and government can, people have no rights? What is dangerous when start as critics move on to haters and trolls. Trolls, not critics. But one should also accept that the internet is filled with trolls. Social media is not a school class.

If you are that sensitive, don’t understand the criticism, then don’t run for political office. If you can’t listen to criticism and take it to make yourselves better that’s kinda sad. We all have toxic traits. We all receive and give love differently. Most forget that.

Duterte’s seeming inability to take advice or criticism is precisely the problem. He has bad opinions about anything; the Catholic Church, women and other heads of state or government among others. Ironically he can dish anything but can’t take criticism.

I have been a critic and I must continue to be such. It may be I am making mistakes but I have always felt that it is better to make mistakes than to accept guidance and direction from others or to sit silent and allow things to deteriorate.

My entire life people have always been quick to criticize what I do wrong but no one ever acknowledges when I do something right. Putting one’s writing like this on the internet for everyone to see, comment on and criticize isn’t an easy thing to do. It takes courage to face an audience and say: “Here it is. Here are my words. Here are my thoughts”. We’re all afraid of being judged, and it’s really hard to hear that your writing isn’t up to scratch.

Whatever we say to the government critics, they are important and needed in every society with rulers and leaders. Especially when criticism is based on fact. We must not all agree on every policy all the time. But even though we all know negative criticisms aren’t exactly fun, we have to remember that they are a huge part of the learning process. We are all harsh critics to ourselves and to others, but being silent is worse. FREEDOM OF PRESS, OBJECTIONS, and CRITICS are very important for any nation that strives to be a democratic one. They are important for a developing nation. Those who can’t take criticism will never grow. When you go public, you’re going to attract haters, critics, and trolls.

We are free to ask questions about ANYTHING we want. When you can’t question and or criticize the government then we no longer have democratic rights. Better a vocal critic than a silent hater.


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