Alleged PR man of Mar-Leni campaign team in 2016 mocked the families of the slain 44 members of PNP-Special Action Forces (SAF) in his post on Facebook.
Veteran journalist Philip Lustre Jr. praised the families of the soldiers who died in Marawi Crisis for being ‘accepted the fate of their relatives’ and mocked the families of the slain SAF44 ‘who made unnecessary annoying noises’
According to him, families of the slain soldiers in Marawi knows the possibility that their relatives may be die in the battle, not unlike the families of the SAF44 who cannot accept the fate of their relatives.
“Most admirable. The stoic attitude of the families of soldiers who had perished in Marawi siege, is more admirable unlike the families of certain police officers of the Mamasapano 44,” Lustre Jr. said in his Facebook post.
“They have accepted the fate of their relatives. No complaints, no recriminations. No histrionics, no dramatics. They have reasoned out that it was something bound to happen because it was the calling of their relatives,” he added.
Lustre believed that the families of the slain soldiers in Marawi deserved ‘entitlement’ than the families of the slain SAF44 who criticized the former Aquino administration for allegedly letting their relatives die in battle without any backup support.
“They hardly feel any sense of entitlement unlike some families of the Mamasapano 44, who made a lot of unnecessary noises. They are grieving quietly, shedding tears of sorrow. We join and condole them in their moments of bereavement. We hug them in a moment of genuine compassion. They are our fallen heroes” Lustre Jr. said
Pro-Duterte blogger Sass Rogando Sasot posted the post of Philip Lustre Jr. on her social media page and introduced him as part of the Roxas-Robredo campaign team which he already denied since the election period.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Philip Lustre Jr of the Roxas-Robredo campaign team.” Sasot said in her post.
The post of Lustre jr. received mass criticisms from the netizens who idolized the heroism of the slain SAF44 who fought until their last bullet against the rebels.
Two years ago, Lustre Jr. also faced controversy after he accused President Rodrigo Duterte of having a cancer of the throat.
President Duterte who was the mayor of Davao City during that time slammed Lustre Jr. and claimed that the journalist was working for Mar Roxas.
“If it is true that Philip Lustre Jr. is a PR of Roxas and he won’t stop what he is doing, then I will let the whole world know who really Mar Roxas is, don’t blame me,” Duterte said during the election period.