While the name Remulla is currently attributed to the arrogant, disrespectful Congressman Jesus Crispin Remulla, his brother Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla begged to differ.
In an open letter posted on his Facebook page, the younger Remulla asked his brother for some civility and honorable demeanor reflective of their elected position.
Jonvic began by claiming that it wasn’t the real Boying that people saw at the congressional hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise.
“Kuya, That wasn’t you. We have attended countless flag ceremonies together in the Capitol. We are always on time. We have always treated the people with respect. We have always stood and held our hands to our chest. That wasn’t you on the Batasan floor. You were never like that.”
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Cong. Remulla was recently criticized on social media for disrespecting the national flag. In the now-viral video, Remulla was caught writing notes while the national anthem was being played at the House of Representatives session hall which earned the ire of many netizens.
Ang trapo trapo ni Congressman Boying Remulla. With all due respect, bilang Caviteño, ikinakahiya po kita!
— Erwin ᜁᜇ᜔ᜏᜒᜈ᜔ (@erwinaurella) July 1, 2020
Cavite Representative Remulla, one of the clowns running the circus show that is the ABS-CBN Fanchise Renewal Hearings is the Rep. of the 3rd Districe of Cavite.
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— Von Velasco (@renceqv) June 30, 2020
Back to Jonvic’s letter, the Cavite governor also reminded his brother that the position they hold is just temporary, they do not own it.
“However, the issue is not about you and me. Our work is far too important than that. As you always said: ‘We are just stewards of the position. We do not own it.”’
He also added that as public officials they owe people respect because their behaviors influence others.
“We owe the people to be respectful. We owe the people clarity. We owe the country FACTS. As leaders, we owe the people examples of civility which they can learn from.
Whether we like it or not, as public servants our behaviour shapes and influences others. Our language becomes the people’s language. Our attitude is seen and judged everyday.”
In the end, he asked Rep. Boying to be the better and clearer person and let facts speak for itself.
“Let’s be the better person. Let’s be the clearer person. Let the facts speak louder than our own words.”