Aquino cheerleader picks on wrong Digong

DAVAO CITY­—Former Aquino administration cheerleader Leah Navarro again picked on Digong in social media over the weekend but netizens were not amused because her target was not the current Malacañang resident but his newborn grandson, Marko Digong “Stonefish” Carpio.

“Poor kid. One day someone’s gonna call him ‘hey, Stonedfish,’” Navarro, once a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, posted on her Twitter account.

It was not the first time Navarro hit at Grandpa Digong who has been the butt of her frequent tirades since the presidential campaign last year when she said the candidates of the Liberal Party of former President Benigno Aquino III were all “decent people.”

But netizens soon took to social media and lashed at the sexagenarian co-founder of the Black & White Movement for picking on a 17-day-old infant.

@czar_eight immediately posted “@leahnavarro too bad, the kid was just having his sunrise.. While you? You’re having your sunset... #LeniResign.”

Others took to other social media to reply:

“Minsan ang iniisip nating matatalinong tao dahil galing sa buena familia ay bobo pala [Sometimes the very person we think is smart because he/she comes from a good family is actually stupid]!” one NB Porras posted on his Facebook account from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

“Patunay si Lea Navarro na kinain ng sobrang inggit sa mga Duterte. Dapat nga silang magsama ni Jim Paredes [This is proof that Leah Navarro has been consumed by too much envy of the Dutertes. It’s actually fitting that she’s with Jim Paredes]!!” Porras added, referring to another Duterte hater.

Amelie Cuevas Manalo also asked on Facebook “what kind of a person such as Lea Navarro, would mock an innocent child?”

“Wag idamay ang bata. Akala ko naman disente kayo. Tsk. [Don’t involve children. And I thought you were decent. Tsk]!” posted Charmaine Olea on Facebook.

President Rodrigo Duterte with his newborn grandson, Marco Digong. File photo. Bong Go

Navarro made the remark after Baby Digong was christened at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish here on March 16 with no less than two presidents in attendance—Grandpa Digong and former President Joseph Estrada. Estrada was one of his godfathers.

Baby Digong’s father Manases Carpio maintained his public silence on the matter, but his mother Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, posting on behalf of her son, made a simple Instagram reply that sent Filipino netizens rolling on the floor laughing:

“Leah Navarro. Kahit ano pang sabihin mo. Presidente natin ang lolo ko at Presidente ang ninong ko. At mas matalino Mama ko sa iyo, therefore, mas matalino ako sa iyo kahit 15 days lang ako [Leah Navarro, whatever you may say, my grandfather is President and my godfather was President. And my Mom is smarter than you, therefore, I am smarter than you even if I’m just 15 days old].”

Topics: Leah Navarro , President Rodrigo Duterte , Netizens , Marko Digong “Stonefish” Carpio
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