MyPhone Supports Duterte, Bravely Takes a Stand in Halalan 2016

While almost all companies operating in our country have chosen to remain apolitical or neutral as we enter the climax of this year's national elections season, Pinoy handset brand MyPhone has opted to bravely take a stand and support Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City in his campaign to be the next president of the Philippines.

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Here's the official statement of Mr. David Lim - Chairman and CEO of MyPhone - regarding their unprecedented decision to have a definite political stand in Halalan 2016:

"Here at MyPhone, most of my colleagues are Duterte supporters. We have decided to be brave and show our true colors without fear of reprisal from whoever. We will be openly supporting Duterte as this was the consensus with all my employees. Sa tunay na pagbabago. One employee even asked me, kung hindi ako natatakot na balikan kami if Duterte loses. I said our family [has] never backed out from a good fight. At matagal na kami takot. We owe nothing to our government whom we religiously pay our taxes and fulfill all corporate obligation [...] as a good corporate citizen. But we owe this country and its people for everything we have today. We will be going all out in supporting Duterte in this last month of campaign. Sa Pagbabago! Tara na! Mga kompanya na naghahangad ng tunay na pagbabago. To all the companies and employees that believe in fair play [and] want a change for a better business environment, please find your voice and courage to speak up and be heard."

Mr. Lim and our friends from MyPhone have just sent us this exclusive follow-up statement, which further explains why the company has chosen not to support the bets of the current administration:

"We never ask help [from the government] for only MyPhone. And the past government would brush aside my complain and do nothing about it. Minimum of 10 Billion in taxes are lost each year and nothing is done to prevent it from happening again and again. [We at] MyPhone do not need a government that is indifferent to the needs of a regular Filipino enterprise."

With this epic move, MyPhone could very well have broken some of the strictest rules of corporate PR and Marketing. I think it's not only courageous but refreshing. And as a registered Filipino voter, I find it admirable (regardless of who I am voting for); After all, if we won't stand for something, we'll fall for anything.