WHEN A FAKE JOURNALIST MEETS THE REAL ONE by @Jun Abines
For me, all mainstream media and its joirnalists are but puppets of international oligarchs. This includes Maria Ressa of Rappler. But this BBC guy named Stephen Sackur suprised me in the most pleasant way. He is among those very few who still can see what is true and what is not. What is right and what is wrong. He put Ressa on a hot seat and taught her Journalism 101: Get the facts, understand the facts and write the facts! No more, no less.
The interview started with Ressa’s facial expression showing a poor little girl getting bullied by Philippine President Duterte. She was ready to narrate her “story” on how she valliantly and heroically fought the “tyrant” all in the name of “truth” and “democracy”. And that freedom of expression is dead in the Philippines.
The First Slap!
Stephen Sackur listened like a sympathetic big brother. Then heard something not right. He stopped Ressa on her narratives. He told her straight that it is not true freedom of expression is dead on the Philippines because there are still plenty of media companies operatng in the Philippines and even Rappler continues to publish online to this day.
Ressa took the slap well. She bobbed and weaved and she survived.But her facial expression showed her confidence shaken. Her real smile slightly getting sour. She was given the chance to continue and instantly back to narrating her “pitiful” story.
Stephen Sackur of BBC continued to listen to Maria Ressa’s narrative like a big brother who is loving yet tough, soft but fair. Ressa wasted no time to paint Rodrigo Duterte as an evil man who killed thousands of poor Filipino using the BBC flatform. Duterte is evil. Duterte is heartless. Duterte is a monster.
But Stephen Sackur saw the one sided beating done by Ressa against Duterte in his own show as too much. She told Ressa something is not right on what she said. He pointed out that the facts and numbers showed in the last 4 years that Duterte has the support and backing of at least 80 percent of the Filipinos. All done by organizations with credibity and integrity!
Ressa this time realizes she is in a real interview with a real journalist. Her composure was visibly ruined. Her smile is getting faker amd faker. Her lies will not be admitted without being challenged.
Third and Fourt Slap!
Ressa was in panic. She was on a defensive. She started narrating things indirectly telling Stephen Sackur that she is in fact a veteran journalist in Asia. That she knows what she’s talking about being an “Insider” and a “Filipina” and the topic is Philippines. Stephen Sackur let her gain momentum. Only for a while.
Stephen Sackur interrupted Ressa telling her her efforts are in vain. A waste of time. Simply because the China, Russia and even the US Governements are all in praise and good terms with President Duterte. Even the International Criminal.Courts did not pursue any case against Duterte. Ressa disagreed but defeat was in her face. She explained further as if to dodge the arrows from Stephen’s skillful archery skills. But the arrows already hit the target bulls eye!
But Ressa was still alive and breathing. Refusing to accept defeat. She must tell the world she is a “true” hero. And Duterte is the evil one. Stephen Sackur let the prey run for a while. Very much like a true hunter who knows his shot was fatal. The woulded animal will soon be dead any second.
Ressa went full speed. She must have attured 500 words pe minute to salvage a victory in this very important BBC interview. She must fry Duterte!
The Final Slap!
Ressa was lecturing already! Explaining how social media being used by Duterte to manipulate opinion. And that people are misinformed. That Duterte does not have the people’s mandate.
Stephen Sackur cut her! Warned her that she entering a dangerous ground. He was like telling her: “It seems you are killing facts with your own opinion. Are you really a journalist?”
Ressa was dead. She was still talking, but all her credibility are gone in a 24 minute interview.
Thanks Stephen Sackur of BBC!
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Discipline is going to save us from this Pandemic – Mayor Richard Gomez
Disiplina umano ang magliligtas sa panahon ng pandemya! Dahil ang problema kasi sa mga tao, nakikipag siksikan, hindi sumusunod sa mga patakaran na para naman sa kanilang kabutihan.
Ang pandemya ay naging leksyon sa ating lahat lalo na sa mga lugar na subra ang populasyon lalo na sa metro manila.
Ibigay ang inyong opinyon!
Actor Piolo Pascual reveals he was not allowed to endorse Duterte openly
Mula pa raw noon ay iniidolo na ni Piolo Pascual ang bagong halal na Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Dagdag pa ng Kapamilya star, lagi na siyang nagko-courtesy visit kay Duterte kapag nagagawi siya sa Davao City.
Maraming mga artista noong eleksiyon ang hindi pinayagang hayagang mag-endorso ng kanilang napupusuang kandidato, lalo na sa pagka-presidente.
Katulad na lamang ng Kapamilya actor na si Piolo Pascual.
Sabi niya noon, “Opo, mayroon [akong ieendorso].
“It’s crucial, e, this election is crucial para sa bayan natin.
“And I wanna be able to use my influence para at least magamit naman natin ang tamang paraan ng pagkakampanya sa gusto natin.
“It will define the next six years of the Philippines, economy-wise, and it’s important for us to know who are we gonna vote for.”
PRO-DIGONG. Pero kahit tapos na ang eleksiyon ay hindi pa rin malinaw kung sino ang sinuportahan at ibinoto ng aktor.
Sa event ng Silkamazing @ 15 noong Sabado, July 23, inamin ni Piolo na si Rodrigo Duterte ang kanyang sinuportahan.
Sabi niya sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “I’ve always been pro-Digong ever since.
“Every time I would go to Davao, pinipilit kong maka-meet siya and hindi lang ako pinayagang mag-endorse [openly], pero I’ve always been for Digong.”
Hindi na nadagdagan pa ang pahayag ni Piolo dahil tinawag na siya upang mag-perform sa event.
Sol Gen. Calida isang malaking tinik ng ABS-CBN – Opinyon
Sa tagal tagal ng panahon mula pa kay dating presidente Marcos hanggang sa mga nagdaang mga presidente, ngayon lang sa panahon ni pangulong Duterte, na tanggalan ng maskara ang ABS-CBN.
Alam naman nating ang ABS-CBN ay isang giganteng kompanya na pagmamay-ari ng mga Lopez, na naging party ng buhay ng mga Filipino sa pagpapalaganap ng balita, pero karamihan sa mga balita nito ay pang brainwash, akalain mo noong bata pa ako, tumatak sa isip ko na masama at malagim ang martial law, na masama si Marcos.
At yan ang tumatak sa mga nakakarami lalo na sa mga probensya, na ABS-CBN lang ang nasasagap sa kanilang TV, lalong lalo na sa Mindanao at mga liblib na barangay.
At ngayon kinakarma ang ABS-CBN, sa mga paglabag, hinggil na rito ang Tax issue, Fake news at ang Citizenship ni Lopez na ayon sa ating batas, ay dapat isang Filipino Citizen ang pweding magkaroon o mag mamay-ari ng isang TV / radio network.
Idagdag narin natin ang karma nila noong election sa paggamit ng mga bata para sa propaganda laban kay pangulong Duterte, at yung bahay na binalita nila sa Cagayan de Oro, na umanoy pagmamay-ari ni Duterte na hindi naman pala.
The photocopy of Lopez’s US passport showed that it was issued on Feb. 14, 1996 and bore the number 7000820102.
This was the year when Lopez assumed the chairmanship of ABS-CBN. He was the corporation’s president from 1993 to 1996. He joined the firm as finance director in 1986, the year the company was handed back to the Lopez clan by then-President Corazon Aquino.
The Constitution limits ownership and management of mass media “to citizens of the Philippines or to corporations, cooperatives or associations, wholly-owned and managed by such citizens.”
The birth certificate of Lopez, a copy of which was obtained by The Manila Times, shows that it was issued by the Registry Division of Boston in Massachusetts. It listed his birth date as Aug. 13, 1952 and his birthplace as Boston.
The document was applied and issued on Aug. 13, 1971 by the Registry Division of the City of Boston under registry number 14229 and signed by Boston City Registrar William J. Kane.
Proof of the document’s authenticity is the Certificate of Authentication from the Foreign Service of the Philippines, signed by Consul Nida Natalie Garcia on Feb. 27, 2001 from the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York attesting that it was executed by William Francis Galvin, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Lopez included these US documents in his application for Filipino citizenship on Oct. 3, 2000 after the death of his father Eugenio Lopez Jr. on June 29, 1999.
The documents clearly indicate that it took Lopez 14 years after becoming an officer of ABS-CBN to decide to become a Filipino citizen.