ELECTION 2019 – Senatorial candidates under the current administration appeared to be copying the Otso Diretso of the opposition.
Under the Otso Diretso are Mar Roxas, Bam Aquino, Pilo Hilbay, Erin Tanada, Samira Gutoc, Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, and Romulo Macalintal.
From the start of the campaign period, the aforementioned names of politicians have been associated with Otso Diretso. Filipinos, especially voters, whether pro or anti, have already identified them to be in the said group.
On the other hand, a poster of the candidates coming from the camp of the administration caught the attention of several netizens.
The said poster stated, “Sa Senado, Magic Otso Segurado”. The letter “o” in the word “otso” was represented by the number “8”.
Included in the poster were the faces of Imee Marcos, Grace Poe, Koko Pimentel, JV Ejercito, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, and Francis Tolentino.
The Twitter account of Malacanang Events and Catering Services posted the said photo with the caption, “Is this a joke?”
Because of this, several netizens expressed various reactions. Some stated that the senatorial candidates under the administration are threatened of the Otso Diretso.
Other netizens stated that this will create confusion while some slammed the poster.
Here are some of the comments from netizens:
“First, ninakaw yung OK. Now, pati OTSO. Magna.” – Twitter user @ferdie_
“KALA KO BA LABENG TATLO O LABENG APAT ANG PINAPABOTO SAMIN… DERETSO DEN BA KAME SA ENEDORO?!? IM CONFYUSD! Hende ko na alam ang iBOBOto ko!!!” – Twitter user @jmkenola
“Kung totoo yan! Ibig sabihin Malakas ang #otsodiretcho slate Kaya ginagaya at ginugulo ang isipan ng mga botante.” – Twitter user @prettycathiced
“Nilaglag nila si Bong Go?! Lagot sila kay Katay D!” – Twitter user @SpammyHammy4
What can you say about this?