By: Elena Grace Flores
by Filipino Future
Media Blackout on Bongbong Marcos
The media blackout is the censorship of news related to a certain topic, particularly in mass media, for whatever reason. It was really obvious during the Toni Talks controversy that he is a victim of it. According to the Dilawan media, Toni Gonzaga must not provide him a platform to explain his truth. This is because it’s the opposite of their black propaganda against him.
From PPEs to Tablets
Citizen Bongbong did not stop his public service efforts now that he’s not working in the government anymore. They gave PPEs to the Taal volcano-affected areas even prior to the pandemic. Despite being sick with the Coronavirus, he continues to use his room as a command center to instruct his staff. The BBM camp also distributed tablets to students who cannot afford them. These are essential for their online learning. He also donates goods to community pantries. Not many people knew this because of the media blackout.
Nationwide Travels to Meet Allies
All local visits of Marcos were of course not reported. However, his avid supporters happen to post them on social media. From Cebu to Mindanao and many parts of Luzon. This is why people criticize the mainstream media to feature nuisance figures like former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the unpopular VP with their nonsense statements. With the rise of a popular and fair blogger like Toni Gonzaga, even the subscribers of the Dilawan media can’t help but shout foul to these biased platforms.