PRRD to yellows: Quit politics; "matagal na kayong laos"

[1] Duterte, in his 2018 SONA, said that he cares more about human lives than about human rights.
[2] Former President Noynoy Aquino, including Vice President Leni Robredo, criticized Duterte for saying so and emphasized than human life and human rights are inseparable.
[3] In response, Duterte mocked the Liberal Party (LP), calling it "the yellows." He also said LP should set aside politics because "the yellows have long melted." [Matagal na kayong lusaw/laos.]
[4] Note that President Duterte resorted to ad hominem attacks instead of addressing a legitimate issue raised by Former President Aquino and Vice President Robredo.
[5] Ad hominem, short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

NEWS BY PHILSTAR: President Duterte told the Liberal Party (LP) to set aside politics after former president Benigno Aquino III criticized him for his remarks on human rights.

Duterte talked about the opposition on Monday night when he delivered a speech in Sta. Ana, Cagayan where he led the destruction of at least P300 million worth of smuggled vehicles.

"Something entered my ears. Perhaps it's yellow," the President said, referring to the campaign color associated with Aquino and the LP.  "To the yellows and everyone, set aside politics. The yellows have long melted."

SOURCE: Duterte to Liberal Party: 'Set aside politics'; Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - August 1, 2018 - 12:00am;
NEWS BY CNN PH: Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte's statement during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) where he said his concern is "human lives" amid criticisms on his anti-drug crackdown.

In his SONA, Duterte hit back at critics of his campaign against illegal drugs and criminality, asserting that the push would not end just yet.

"If you think that I can be dissuaded from continuing this fight because of [your] demonstrations, your protests, which I find, by the way, misdirected, then you got it all wrong. Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives," he said. SOURCE: Robredo, Aquino oppose Duterte's human rights vs. human lives remark; By Robert Vergara, CNN Philippines; Updated 18:55 PM PHT Mon, July 30, 2018;

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