The continuous rise of oil and rice prices prompted True Faith frontman Medwin Marfil to mock the promised “Golden Age” of presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a tweet earlier on June 8, he said, “We are now entering a new ‘golden age.’ Presyong ginto na ang mga basic commodities.”
Marfil, a supporter of the defeated presidential aspirant and outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, then mocked Marcos Jr’s cry for unity as he added, “Unity!” with a laughing emoji.
We are now entering a new “golden age.”
Presyong ginto na ang mga basic commodities.
— MEDS Ⓥ (@MedwinTruefaith) June 8, 2022
Earlier in May, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) approved the recommendation that some brands of basic commodities needed an increase. This includes canned goods, milk, instant noodles, detergents, soap, batteries, and coffee.
DTI also stated that at least 10% or P0.25 up to P1.50 would be added to the prices of these items.
Also, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine caused a major upsurge in oil prices, and its costs are not going down.
On Monday, June 13, another big-time increase in fuel prices was implemented. Starting on June 14, gasoline will jump by P2.15 per liter, diesel by P4.30 per liter, and kerosene by P4.85.
Furthermore, rice prices have been expected to have at least a P6 increase by the end of 2022. Agriculture Undersecretary Fermin Adriano earlier explained that the factors affecting this would be the possibility of a decline in rice production.
“If production declines this main wet season due to high fertilizer and petrol prices, and global rice price rise, we will see significant increases in rice prices by the end of this year,” he said.
Presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., during his campaign, promised to bring back the P20 per kilo of rice but seeing the Department of Agriculture (DA) expectation, it might become difficult to achieve.
Meanwhile, Marfil’s tweet received violent reactions from supporters of the upcoming 17th President.
A netizen clapped back by claiming that if Robredo won, her supporters will be “ignoring” the inflation, to which the vocalist retaliated, “Walang nakasaad jan na kasalanan niya. Pag nanalo si Leni, ang sasabihin ng mga pinks sa panahon ng kahirapan ngayon: ‘Papunta pa lang tayo sa exciting na part.’ Eh win daw si Baby M. Eh di, ‘Unity!’ Gets?
Walang nakasaad jan na kasalanan niya.
Pag nanalo si Leni, ang sasabihin ng mga pinks sa panahon ng kahirapan ngayon: “Papunta pa lang tayo sa exciting na part.”
Eh win daw si Baby M. Eh di, “Unity!”
— MEDS Ⓥ (@MedwinTruefaith) June 9, 2022
He also mocked Marcos Jr’s plan to continue outgoing Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s already established relations with China.
Happy Tsin-dependent Day 😂 https://t.co/1HWfrr5IlD
— MEDS Ⓥ (@MedwinTruefaith) June 12, 2022
He then clarified that his sentiment, though sarcastic, was not meant to undermine the upcoming administration’s policies.
So much angry vitriol for that little tweet of mine.
Wag naman masyado affected kasi it was just a simple sarcastic sentiment. It’s not gov’t policy that will impact your lives negatively.
Plus, I’m not a vlogger that can be accredited for Malacañang coverage. So, kids, relax.
— MEDS Ⓥ (@MedwinTruefaith) June 10, 2022
“So much angry vitriol for that little tweet of mine. Wag naman masyado affected kasi it was just a simple sarcastic sentiment. It’s not [the] gov’t policy that will impact your lives negatively. Plus, I’m not a vlogger that can be accredited for Malacañang coverage. So, kids, relax,” wrote Marfil.