(SPOT.ph) The clash between Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and recently disqualified Duterte Youth Representative-hopeful Ronald Cardema is intense, to put it lightly. What started as Cardema asking the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to reverse his disqualification—COMELEC threw out his nomination for youth representative due to his being overage—has devolved into an all out battle of words: and the Internet is here for it.
"They cannot win that argument," Guanzon said on Cardema's disqualification in a report by ABS-CBN News. "It’s an open-and-shut case. He is overaged," she added. Cardema, who is 34 years old, goes well beyond the 25-to-30 age bracket for representatives of the youth sector, according to the same report.
Cardema's frustration appears to be rising, with him accusing Guanzon first of extortion and then threatening to have her impeached. Guanzon's reply? A cool "bring it on," statement.
On Guanzon's interview with ANC Alerts on August 19, she called Cardema a "liar and name-dropper." She added, "He may be stupid, but I'm not!" Disqualified Cardema also accused Guanzon of extorting P2 million from the Duterte Youth party-list, but she says he wouldn't have had that money in the first place. "No offense meant to poor people, I'm just saying as a matter of fact: I think he's poorer than me," she said in the interview.
Check out Guanzon's burns here (Warning: cold water needed):
Guanzon also has a loyal bodyguard by her side.
Somebody run and get cold water for Cardema's burns.
Some sound advice this time.
The tweet that started it all.
this strange new world.