IF the L sign of Leni Robredo’s camp is considered a symbol of defeat, misfortune and failure, most people think differently of the V sign of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., because it brings victory and peace.
In the exchanges of views on social media, netizens said Robredo’s Laban sign is in complete contrast from the Victory sign of BBM.
According to Philip Matienza of Sampaloc, Manila, Robredo’s ‘Laban’ sign clearly indicates negativism and animosity compared to Marcos’ Victory sign which promotes unity and peace.
On the other hand, the Victory sign in Marcos’ political campaign is a sign of victory and peace.
“Kaya nga V kasi victory at ang tagalog ng victory ay tagumpay,” said Matienza. “Kaya puro paninira rin ang ginagawa nina Robredo kasi punung-puno ng nega ang Laban sign,” he added on his FB page.
Ricky Simbulan of Bauan, Batangas said Marcos’ V sign is also a symbol of peace.
“Kahit ang mga pari sa simbahan ay gumagamit ng V sign kasi simbolo yun ng kapayapaan,” said Simbulan.
To recall, the V sign was previously used by BBM’s late father former President Ferdinand E. Marcos during the heydays of Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL).
It is now also being used by the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) – the official party of the leading presidential candidate.
The L sign, on the other hand, has been popularized by the ‘dilawans’ since the assassination of former Senator Ninoy Aquino, until the Edsa People Power 1 that sent his wife, former President Cory Aquino to power.
When Cory died, this was also the campaign sign used by his son Noynoy Aquino in 2010.
Ninoy, Cory and Noynoy had all passed away but their influence in local politics stays.
During Leni’s campaign, she only changed the political color of the Aquinos from yellow to pink, but all the people who are helping her now are original allies of the Aquinos.
They still use the ‘Laban’ sign because Leni’s name starts with the letter L in addition to the fact that it has been their symbol since 1986.
A sociology professor who requested anonymity said that Robredo’s L sign will do no good because in America, it is a sign of losers, while here in the country it is now a sign of misfortune, failure and defeat in upcoming elections.
“Subukan n’yo pong lahat na mag-V sign ang ating kanan at kaliwang kamay? Hindi ba pareho silang may number 2 o numero dos? At ang kahulugan ng dalawang numero dos na iyan ay 2022,” said Roger Ramos from Bagumbong, Caloocan City.
“Kaya asahan n’yo nang matatambakan ng boto si Robredo dahil kahit sa simbolo negative agad ang dating ng Laban sign kaya huwag kayong magtaka kung bakit puro pananakit, paninira at pambibintang ang ginagawa ng kampo ni Robredo kasi nga isang malaking nega ang Laban sign,” said Maycel Pambid from Malolos, Bulacan. With Blessie Amor Vicente and Joanne Rosario (OJTs)