An Open Letter to Migz Villafuerte
Let’s begin with the pleasantries. I don’t like you and I didn’t vote for you. Now if you think this is just going to be hate mail or black propaganda, I beg you to please continue reading before closing this tab. I actually have something sensible that I want you to know.
You may have come across one of my previous articles “5 Reasons Why I’m Bothered by Migz Villafuerte“, where I basically laid down five reasons not to vote for you. However, you won. I’m not questioning how you actually managed to do it, how much money was in those grocery bags you handed out, how much abs you flaunted, or how many minds you’ve actually managed to sway.
Bottomline is you’ve won. A lot of people online aren’t very happy about it, saying that you’re next in line in a lineage defined by corruption and poverty. However, as the only Villafuerte who actually has secured a position in this year’s election, you are in a precious situation — that of both power and service.
Migz, you’ve won despite everything everyone, myself included, has said about you. We’ve questioned everything, from your lack of political experience, to your very short presence in Camarines Sur, to your absence in forums and debates, and as to how your looks seem to be the main draw to your candidacy. Yet, you’ve won. Congratulations for step one. Ready for all the attention?
Because everyone’s looking at your next move. Not just your constituents, but everyone in the Philippines will look at you as the representative of youth in power. Youngest governor in the history of the Philippines, everything is stacked against you. You are leading a province that is knee-deep in poverty and oppression. You will definitely deal with bribes, with corruption, with every political debouchery there possibly could be. You will be faced with the age-old dilemma every single day, with every single decision, with every life, every sack or rice, every drop of water on the line.
And I’m asking you — nay, I’m challenging you — to TAKE THE HIGH ROAD.
Migz, everyone thinks you’re going to fail. And now, not for your sake, not for mine, but for the sake of Camarines Sur, please prove us all wrong. As I pointed out in my previous post, we know absolutely nothing about you, political newbie, except for what you choose to reveal. Prove to us that what you studied abroad could be applied into our province. Lead us out of this economic, political, and social rut that previous administrations have put us into.
Be the person your father and your grandfather should have been.
I don’t have much faith in your family name, but you are young and I have faith in the idealism of youth. Let this be my challenge to you, Migz, be honorable. Be a true governor.
I don’t like you but I’m willing to. You can make me change my mind, you have three years. I now offer my hand, not as an enemy, but as a wary comrade. Sabay-sabay i-ahon ang Camarines Sur sa saiyang kamugtakan, sa tahaw kang mga problemang pinansyal, sa tahaw ning kapungawan, sa tahaw kang kasimutan, tindog, angat, layog.
Because if you don’t, rest assured, come 2016 when you start campaigning for your reelection, I might just run against you. And trust me, I’m hotter than you.
The most fabulous person who ever lived in Camarines Sur
- 5 Reasons Why I’m Bothered by Migz Villafuerte (deelaytful.com)
- Camarines Sur to have youngest governor in history; Aga Muhlach leads (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- CamSur: Among the poorest, with no new choices (rappler.com)
- Camarines Sur to have youngest governor in history; Aga Muhlach leads (sorsogoncity.wordpress.com)
- The newly elected Governor Miguel Villafuerte follows Sarah Geronimo on Twitter (examiner.com)
- Villafuertes’ fight baffles voters in Camarines Sur (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- In Camarines Sur, it’s the Villafuertes’ show (rappler.com)
Goddamit this was a well written piece. Well said
Haha I’m looking forward to see “The most fabulous person who ever lived in Camarines Sur” in the governor list of candidates next year. I’ll definitely give my vote to you sir.
replace Migs with Nancy Binay and it has the same effect.
Watch how camsur rises. With in 3 years he’ll do more than a typical 1 term governor could do.
It’s 2015 now, 2 years after you wrote this comment. What now? Nothing has changed.
Super like! ahahahaha
Hahahahaha 😀 ako riiiin :))
“And trust me, I’m hotter than you.” pa abrasa padi.. 🙂
honga.. laveet… “paabrasa padi” pa.. =)
Im spellbound. I hope he does his best to be far from his political family shadow.
Best luck for him. Prove Migz that we are wrong in not choosing you.
Profound! And I love the I’m hotter than you.. woow.. droll.. well written article, I can feel you! Bangon asin Layog Cam.Sur!
ooohhh.the last part was intriguing.we’ll if he could prove us all wrong, i’ll support him on the next election.
what a fucking letter/article!! i love the way you construct it, very well said!!!
hats off to you sir. this letter is moving.
Na iintriga ako sa nag sulat nito…
Let the young villafuerte prove his worth for cam,sur,,,,maybe he can do better than his old folks,,,,,,congrats migz,, hope this letter will challenge you,,,, Gudluck,,
in the next election the competing persons for governor would be lray vs dato. lray made a mistake in challenging dato unless migz does what his father did to his lolo,
that is if he have the balls to do so
oragon ang bikolnon !! a most challenging piece..
I totally agree with you. I did not voted for him, I voted for Cadiz. But since he’s winning he deserves our support after his proclamation. 1 thing lang, I hope hindi sya maging PUPPET ng magulang nya.
1 chance to prove us all wrong.
This letter got all the collective perceptions of the many ( ESP. BICOLANOS ) . it has its own vital structure , built with the same sentiments & visions…
great job man! 🙂
very well said,,,! love it! now im looking forward to 2016 and check you out YOUR HOTNESS… im intrigued and at the same time, im a fan.. you write AWESOMENESS…
yah prove us all wrong!that you are the new governor,not your dad nor your grandad….
wew. nobela 😀
damN! this is a piece with so much spunk and sincerity..kudos to u.
nice… a great challenge, indeeD
Sana may maurag siyang ipahiling sa cam sur. Ibangon niya ang probinsya na nilugmok kang ama niya sa utang. SANA maray man ang kamumugtakan kang pagkabuhay duman. SANA. Umaw ko maray ang surat na ni and I love the phrase, IM HOTTER THAN YOU! Wapak!
gabos na gigibuhun ni migz sa cam.sur gabos yan utak kan saiyang ama.,bako man si migz an mapa lakaw kundi si lray man giraray kaya pinursige nya na mangana si migz para dai sinda mawara sa pwesto.,.kun igwa sana mas maurag na nag laban sainda sana mayo na ngunyan sa pwesto an gabos na villafuerte,.sa nag surat MAURAG KA..,BILIB ako
Migz will just be a puppet and it would be his idiot father who will be running the capitol. Sobrang gahaman ang mga Villafuerte lalo na yang si Lray Sr.
Im so great that somebody do this thing for all of us (people of cam.sur)..ur a brave one men!..=)
Sabay-sabay tang abangan ang mga gigubuhon ni migz sa satong pinakamumutan na probinsya kung ini maidadara nya sa karahayan asin sa kauswagan o lalo lang ining malulugmok sa kasakitan!..(dae mn sana)..
-cheers to you men!..=)
Very well said. Sana lang po ngani talaga ma challenge sya. Patunayan nya na ang kabataan ang pag asa talaga kan bayan ta.
Very well said. Sana lang po ngani talaga ma challenge sya. Patunayan nya po na ang kabataan ang talagang pag asa kan bayan ta.
haha superv fuckin mind bro and i like the very last part u write .,.,it makes me laugh hahaha
Nahiling ko na po ang solusyon!
Ows tlga Pareng Migoy? Akala ko nahiling mo na ang Bakal na cruz, o ang Yamashita Treasures o kaya si Elisa. Haha! Ayoss ahh, kadakol na nagtukaw sa kapitolyo ika lng palan ang makakahiling nin solusyon. Say man daw kayang Poncio Pilato ang nagtago kayan. Pahiling mo man samuya yang solusyon mo pag nakatukaw kna sa pwesto. Asahan mi yan Migoy ahh! Good luck & God bless pardz!
ahahaha..but im more hottier than both of u..
“SuPerbly meaningfuL in awesomeness!”
Hopefuly, when I come back to the Philippines especially on my beloved hometown Cam.Sur, A change somehow I wanted to see. I was now currently updated of whats goin on there,because of this post in fb. Highly intriguing yet powerful. 🙂
agree. olryt idol
Korakakak. Parang kokak lang yan.
Very well said. .
wow! i agree!
kung di nya mgawa ang 2ngkulin nya, i’ll register as a voter nxtym khit wala akong balak and i’ll choose a better nd HOTTER one 😉
Amazing.. God bless you! God bless camarines sur!
I look forward for success and triumph of Camarines Sur!
Yaon na tBi yan, aNg hagad ta lang npakasimple, DAE NA TBI PAGDAGDAGAN ANG UTANG KAN PROBINSYA ASIN DAE MALINGAW MAGBAYAD..
very welL said!!! sa iriwalan pa lang kan saindang pamilya baq nang magayun na halimbawa..
uragonnn…. pakaraya migz..
it’s safe to say that we should give every person a chance. if all else fail, then it’s always our prerogative to do something — something good for the betterment of everyone. sometimes it’s not the age, image (i remember the story of ed hagedorn), name or even your educational background (what is an educated man?) that matters, it is the willingness of the heart to help and the people. what we can do this time is to be vigilant and at the same time let us keep our fingers crossed for he may be led to good governance..
maski habo ko kay migz,aabangan ko an pag babago na gigibuhon nya sa cam.sur..kung guranu man an binutasan ninda na kwarta sana dai nya pag bawion pag sya naka pwesto na…
Congratulations to our young Governor; sana dai ka maging puppet kan saimong ama lalo na sa mga tiyo mong mga Magtuto o Magtu three. Sana dai na magpara pang arbor an mga tao mo sa Sagip Kalikasan. Makaka asa ba kami Gov Migs? From Concerned citizen
dae n ika magcomments nin maraot tarabangan t n lng n maiangat t ang cam sur
MAYO NA AKONG MASABI TA SINARABI NA
Arog tlga kean pag ang sarong lugar salat ang mga tao sa impormasyon lalo na ang mga ka pobrehan. Dai ko ngani nadangog pangaran kean kang nsa Naga pa ako! Abangan na lang nindo post kean sa FB ta “Wakeboarding din pag my time”..hahaha. Someone has to step up and start to educate the less fortunate people of the republic.
Sabagay tama ang mga tigsabi mo…Sna maging maray ang pagiging Governor ni Migz….dae mg pra tubod sa mga Sabi-Sabi sna 🙂
Bulls-eye!! Brilliant write-up. Come 2016, I might just go back to the Phil. just to vote for you! Note: would have been better if you posted your profile picture as proof you are “hotter” than him. keep writing….you are good.
mrs. alice de leon – bongat
very nice! 😉
“Superbly meaningful, strikingly -stirring the core!”
I’m looking forward to see some changes in my beloved hometown Cam.Sur when I come back to the Philippines a year from now. 🙂
hindi pa nga siya nakaka upo sa pwesto grabe na expectation niyo..pwede suportahan nlng natin siya kasi pag angat sa cam sur nman ang gusto natin mangyari dba..saka hindi na kukuha sa 3years ang bag asenso ng isang provincia kaylan niya ang tulong natin!!!
puro kita daldal mayo man kita ginigibo para sa satung provincia!!gabus kita may obligasyon bako lng ang mga nasa pwesto kundi kita mga tao ang dakul matatabang sa satu provincia!!dapat maintindihan nindu yan!!!!!!! ako sary aq volunteer pero dae ko inaasa sa mga leader ang pag angat kang satu provinciakundi ngtatabang ako na mslalo pa mapagayon ang padangat ta cam sur!!!!!!
BRAVO! Very well said..we were also shocked of the result ..anyway, as expected he WON! Looking forward for some changes in the years to come..!Let’s wait nd see what he can do to our beloved province Cam. Sur..!
Hahah this made me laugh. I knew migz personally. Based on my experience with him… he only cared about himself.
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PSSSSST…….Tama na an patutsada! ano pa man an magiginibo ta kayan?an may sala an nagboto k Miggz! ano pirong an mga mata asin mga bungog an mga taga Cam sur?Hayy…tioson na lang an 3 taon ta eu gayod an gusto ! suportahan asin tawanan na sana chance ta eu an maray kayan!Agwanta kamo ta dai ginamit c mga hutok nindo pagboto kan tama na tao .!
You have written a very wonderful piece of literary work, I should say. This peace includes political analysis, cultural sensitivity, a hint of parody and of course, a marvelous challenging letter to Migz Villafuerte. The words are deep and adept, resonating because I know tumatak, and strong in the sense the challenge ended very, very good.
I am a fan of Villafuerte, honestly, because of his idealism, but what attracts me is the one you cited as a weakness. Well, your challenge, if put in my words for him, will also be the same. prove that your face is not a mere capital for the power besides your surname. Prove that your idealism and your youth will ease CamSur’s ailing conditions.
Your piece reminded me of my journalism stints years ago. I thank you for that. Kudos.
deelayful, WOW youre hotter than him?? PICTURE! PICTURE! PICTURE! pahiling kang sample picture!!
I am not a voter of your province but this is so well written. I researched on the Villafuertes and found out that they ARE indeed a political dynasty. I hope that your new Governor get the chance to read this. I pray that you are proven wrong so that the Bicolanos will benefit from his rule.
Many things have been said about how Migz is and how he is not suited for the position. Reading this letter gave me a new perspective about things- the fact that we don’t really know much about him. Thank you for urging the people to look at the other side of the coin and to not blabber about what’s already done but be on the look out on what’s supposed to be done next. Kudos friend. This is one hell of a piece. 🙂
the problem is..and it’s a dreaded obvious fact…that he will not be the governor of Cam. Sur…there is no point challenging someone to be different, to be good, to be a change, to be what his father isn’t…when he is merely a figure head..a means for L-ray Villafuerte to remain as governor..working in the shadows, being the viceroy for a feeble-minded and eagerly obedient heir to the throne of the corrupt and apathetic
i like the “i’m hotter than you” now i am curious about the looks of this blogger..:)
I want to meet Mister Hotter than you blogger. I bet you’re awesome to write this 🙂
Don’t let us down Migz. the people trust in you, never ever break it. three years is a lot of time to prove we’re wrong,give it a shot! make camarines sur the best place your grandfather and father should have done.
inggit lang kayo, let us give migz a break to prove himself, to make history in the province!
You Are Hotter Than Migz? Show Us then…:)
i had to google it to believe it. migz of international school of manila as GOVERNOR?!? what a joke. this guy cant even come to class on time let alone do school requirements well. leading a province? this i gotta see. hahaha! sorry dude, but you’re better off doing sports or being in the gym. i feel horrible for your province.
kapangit naman niya, mayaman na xa sa lagay na yan ah. pangit parin xa, panu mo masasabing pogi yan. eh dahil lang sa suot nyang mamahalin kaya nagmukhang tao. tssss….
Hey Riley, we were classmates back in UPD and well well well, that was a pretty good piece for the 23 year old governor to be. I like how you pointed out that the idealism of youth is something to believe in. Cheers! Are you back in the Philippines already? Kala ko you moved na to NYC?
I feel your pain… we’re having to deal with the ever so corrupt “Bama. Very depressing knowing the fate one’s country is in the hands of an America hater.
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i like it!!! and i’m wondering who this lady is???
its a win win resolution.. come to think of it.. i assume the “ruckus” they had, the lolo versus the apo, is just a palabas… they just want to have a secured position.. that’s why, if the lolo will lose, the apo will win. V.v.
day! winner ini! panalo, kabog!
maray pa si migs kang ateneo, mahigos na, masiram pa ang siopao.
2 thumbs up!
the writter seems intriguing than migs…
You, the writer, criticize a duly elected governor, however young, however he may have won. It is easy to cast aspersions on the net but have no balls to tell us your name. If you dare challenge and accuse the villafuertes, then at the very least don’t be a coward and show us who you are. I’m no villafuerte fan but I can’t stand the gall of an accuser who hides behind anonymity.
Check the authors page muna bago mag-reklamo.
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I like the way you write! I wish I could write like that. You have good points, too. I hope Migz doesn’t disappoint us. 😀
Very well said.. perfect! 🙂
If migz is behind me for being the hottest in cam.sur who could be this brilliant hottie? Haha. The people of cam sur is waiting for an update from this Top 1 self proclaimed hottie haha. You got balls man. Saludo ako saimo 😉
Haha I’m looking forward to see “The most fabulous person who ever lived in Camarines Sur” in the list of candidates for governor election 2016. I will definitely give my vote to this hottie. 😛
Hell yeah! This was well written. Well, I’m kinda curious to know who wrote this! Mysterious and intriguing….
Ok sana kong si migz lang kaso ang nakaka sira ung mga tauhan nya lalo na si che bermeo, dra. Gallego, prang bangaw na nkaapak sa kalabaw, feeling nila kalabaw na sila
Tae na kong hindi sa asal demonyo na papalakad ni CHE BERMEO sana mga empleyado d ako masisira, nasisira diskarte ko dahil kay CHE BERMEO na kinakampihan ni Papa, isali ko narin si Dra. Del gallego Yan mga yan dapt kong paalisin pag nanalo ulit akong gobernador
Of course common people wont understand the what lies behind these articles..
I love to read sensible,