Oh, the Ruffa Gutierrez thing is getting slightly out of hand.
Now, she has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) for police escort and protection because her Turkish husband has allegedly threatened to kidnap their children. So, the PNP gives them three policemen.
I am just gladdened that the taxes I pay oh so willingly get used in this sort of situation.
I mean, judging from Ruffa’s mom’s voluminous jewelry, her brother’s multimillion endorsements, hell, even Ruffa’s financial caches, these people can afford to hire private bodyguards.
These people are using resources provided for from the taxes that are siphoned off from my salary, purchases and all of my monetary dealings. So.
Is it justified that this marital spat that has crossed several timezones merit the use of a public insititutions? Absolutely. After all, assuming Ruffa is still a Filipino citizen, she has every right to the public institutions at hand.
My problem is this….
A Filipina wife could be battered right this very minute, or a rape has just happened, and where is THEIR police protection and assistance? Judging from her shows and TV ads, Ruffa has more than enough financial backing to hire private help. Meanwhile the rest of us are just hostaged to a generally inept police force simmering in their own fat of alleged corruption and abuse.
What national significance does Ruffa and her children have to merit such special attention from the PNP? The police has not solved extrajudicial killings, and here they are going on television stating that they offered protection to an actress that cannot act.
In a banana republic run by simians, this absolutely makes sense.