Former Senator Bong Revilla Jr. slammed OPM artist Jim Paredes after he confronted and berated the five members of Duterte Youth during the People Power Revolution anniversary on February 25.
In his social media post, Bong Revilla criticized Jim paredes for claiming that he’s a pro-democracy and pro-freedom figure despite of the fact that he showed a dictator attitude towards the youth group which peacefully joined the EDSA rally.
Mr. Revilla said that Mr. Paredes showed the true image of the yellow party and he said that shaming the people who didn’t believed them was unacceptable.
The former senator told Paredes that EDSA People Power is not a legacy of only one political party but legacy of the whole Filipino nation.
Revilla also blamed Paredes for ruining the legacy of EDSA People Power and it’s a shame to be called a Filipino Citizen.
He even asked Paredes to go back in Australia because the artist cannot convinced the Filipino people anymore.
This is the whole open letter wrote by former Senator Bong Revilla Jr. to Jim Paredes
Jim Paredes, kahiya-hiya ka. For someone claiming to be pro-freedom and pro-democracy, you sure look like a tyrant! Sa nagmamalaking tagapagtaguyod ng kalayaan at demokrasya , ikaw ang diktador! Para sa isang nangangalandakan ng pagiging disente, inilabas mo ang napakasahol mong asal.
The future belongs to the youth, and those youth exercised their freedom to express their beliefs. You stood in their way saying they had no right to do so. Ipinakita mo ang tunay na kaanyuan ninyong mga dilawan.
Na sa inyong mga utak, kayo lang ang tama at kung hindi niyo kakampi, dapat ihiya at pagdusahin. Yan nga mismo ang ginawa niyo sa akin. Ganunpaman, hindi ito tungkol sa akin kundi tungkol sa inyo. Alam kong subukan niyo na naman ilihis ang usapan, pero hindi kayo makakaiwas sa katotohanang inilantad ninyo sa lahat. Let’s put this in the proper perspective.
Just because you were in EDSA in 1986 and wrote a song for it does not make you an authority of People Power. Hindi kayong mga dilaw ang People Power. Ang Pilipino ang People Power. Kayong mga dilaw ang umagaw nito sa mga tao para makinabang at mamunini. Kayo ang nagnakaw ng EDSA sa tao. You ruined EDSA. Kayo ang bumaboy sa People Power, na kitang-kita sa ginawa mo.
You do not embody the Filipino. In fact, kahiya-hiya kang matawag na Filipino. You do not embody the Filipino’s dreams, aspirations and ideals. In fact, ikaw ang balakid para makamit ng mga pilipino ang mga hangarin at aspirasyon. Hindi ka nakakatulong. You simply cannot accept that you are no longer relevant; that you can no longer fool the Filipino. Umalis ka na lang at makisalamuha sa mga Kangaroo. Pero baka pati mga Kangaroo, sipain ka rin dahil sa sama ng ugali mo.
Revilla is one of the famous personalities who criticized Paredes actions during the anniversary of People Power Revolution.