Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not anymore taking the delays of the election protest sitting down in front of their computers. They took their stride to the streets going to the Supreme Court. The Marcos Youth and the Bagong Bansang Masagana – BBM Pilipina spearhead the rally.
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No More Delays on Election Protest
The PET resets the preliminary conference of Marcos’ protest against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 11. The original schedule is June 21. The process allows both parties to narrow down the conflict. This is to quickly resolve the process.
Ruling in Favor of Marcos
The PET denies the counter-protest of Robredo to dismiss the protest of Marcos. The tribunal rules that the electoral protest is sufficient for the case to continue. However, Macalintal insists that it is pending. Perhaps, to mislead the public.
The protesters are from various Marcos supporters’ groups. Many have affiliations overseas. This is why well-wishers through Facebook come from different countries. Many are from Hongkong, Middle East countries, and Europe where overseas Filipinos and migrants are rampant.
Prayer for Marawi
Songs, prayers, messages, and insights are offered. They also pray for Marawi where the government troops are fighting with the Maute insurgents. The Supreme Court is indeed the main target of the protesters for the enlightenment they needed to finally give justice to the undemocratic denial of the people’s votes.
Football icon, David Beckham spent time in Shanghai and Hong Kong, a territory of China during the weekend for promotional purposes. He wrote on his Facebook page that he had a “Great 48 hours in China”. To his surprise, fans quickly called his attention correcting him that it’s not Hongkong but China. Others say something else.
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Some people responded to the sportsman after he changed the caption by pointing out that Hongkong is indeed part of China. Many said that he should not have rectified his message. Not only that, his disfigured image on Instagram for his role in King Arthur is also attacked. He’s just popular no matter what he does!
Mocha Uson, is the sexy entertainer turned blogger who is accused of propagating misinformation and inciting hate on social media against the Liberal Party headed by Vice President Leni Robredo. She dismisses those allegations for the first time through Facebook. In her post is the invitation from the Philippine Army. She calls the yellow trolls or those who are pro-Liberal Party to watch out. She said that she provides credible sources on her blogs – that they cannot accuse them as such. Robredo also goes on a YouTube stunt by speaking on YouTube videos against the administration while Uson brings her case to Twitter as per video.
The term “dilawan or yellows” is the tag name of Liberal Party supporters online. It is the ruling political group during the time of former President Benigno Aquino III. Mocha Uson said that if nobody believes her for saying the truth, she won’t get invited to the PHILIPPINE ARMY on their 120th Philippine Army Anniversary. Commanders and Top Generals in the entire Philippines attend the event. She is one of the guest speakers. Do you think I will be given an opportunity to speak in that even if I were a fake blogger?; she asks. She challenges her detractors that next time they call her a fake propagator, they better make sure they have something to back it up.
Social Media Fans
Social media followers of Mocha Uson are very supportive of her. They give encouraging comments on her Facebook post with around 9,000 likes and more than 1,000 shares. Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao confirms that Uson is invited to share the challenges of a social media player. Hao said there are two others social media speakers who are invited. They are Pompee La Vina, the social media director of the presidential campaign of the President; and Abe Olandres, an online entrepreneur.
Mocha Uson as Resource Speaker
Uson is now a board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. She is tapped as a resource speaker for this event that aims “to promote awareness for the security challenges through intellectual discussions with experts from various disciplines that affect the national security.” The 10th Senior Leaders Conference with the theme “Embracing Diversity, Building a Strong Army” happens from March 20-21 at Fort Bonifacio. It is here that Uson would answer PDu30’s detractors especially VP Robredo.
Just recently, Vice President Robredo appeals to human rights bodies to help stop extra-judicial killings allegedly by the administration. In a YouTube video, Robredo urges the President to re-focus his campaign on drugs to poverty. The video is for the “Human Rights Challenge: Responding to Extrajudicial Killings in the Drug War” event. It is organized by DRCNet Foundation for the 60th U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual meeting on March 16, 2017, at the Vienna International Centre. The VP vows to impose a war against trolls and misinformation on social media.
A lot of investments are seen in the book re-launching, revisioning, and publishing from the Liberal Party’s side headed by Vice President Leni Robredo. On the other hand, WAC’s Nagaleaks make use of modern technology for faster, effective, and timely information dissemination.
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Nagaleaks: Not to Silence but to Make Noise
We Are Collective or WAC releases what they call; The Shocking Truth behind Leni and Jesse Robredo which is only part 1 of their compilation of stories about the Robredos. It has gone viral and becomes a trending topic on social media. Robredo claims that this is not the first time it is done.They eventually do this to silence her as a government critic.
The Vice President said it herself that the alleged misinformation being spread out by alleged trolls via social media are ways of expressing dissent. She has expressed her dismay that people use social media to show their sentiments. Isn’t this freedom of speech? If so, the misinformation that she is talking about is actually from the people. As a general knowledge, misinformation is without facts but WAC makes sure that all claims are backed up with facts that can be verified as attested by one of Jesse Robredo’s ex-counsellors.
Robredo calls those who are against her online as trolls. There may be some who do not disclose their identity but many are real people online. Trolls are fictitious people on social media particularly Facebook. This is perhaps the reason why the We Are Collective page is taken out because it is created by an unverifiable account. One thing is for sure, the posting of the existence of Nagaleaks is initiated by a troll to protect the creator – but the information given are not necessarily wrong. They are leads for mainstream media to uncover since it is their job to do so.
The Vice President is often in the news giving anti-Marcos and anti-Administration speeches in many book launches that she is supporting. She is actually doing the same thing as WAC. She expresses her dissent over the government for favoring Marcos through traditional means. Many travels, events, and other efforts are done just to make some news over her opinions. It takes only one campaign for WAC to express their dissent towards Robredo – but it immediately manipulated the news scenes both online and offline. Robredo’s team should learn how to take advantage of information technology next time.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not only a convicted rebel on parole – but also a convicted liar. He is on bail after a warrant of arrest is issued for his case that former Vice president Jejomar Binay filed against him for his accusing the latter of corruption during the longest ever senate hearings. He has no credibility at all in calling for such probe involving social media trolls bearing false news.
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[VIDEO]: MANILA – A Makati Regional Trial Court judge has ordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after finding probable cause in the libel case filed against him by former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.
Abuse of Power by Trillanes
Social media “trolls” are the subjects of a Senate investigation initiated by Senator Antonio Trillanes. In his Resolution No. 259, Trillanes wants the Senate committee on public information and mass media to probe the alleged spread of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information on social media, carried out by trolls – meaning, social media accounts not bearing the real profile of the owner.
According to the Resolution, the probe aims to protect the public from “manipulation” through the spread of “false or misleading news and information.” It also seeks to hold “the authors, distributors or purveyors of the said fake news responsible and/or accountable under the law for the contents they generate or disseminate.”
Tool of Empowerment
Trillanes is disgusted that social media is not anymore a tool for empowerment because his lies are counteracted with attacks on his credibility. When it is true that “social media trolls, do exist, Trillanes should know that he cannot hold the owners of troll accounts because they are unverifiable. That is why they are called “trolls” or fake social media accounts.
An elected public official like Trillanes is noted to spread lies against political opponents for character assassination. Binay, Marcos, Duterte and most particularly Bongbong Marcos are some of his major victims. He has ultimate loyalty to the Liberal Party because former President Benigno Aquino III pardoned him for sedition. The people resorted to social media trolls to counteract his lies. It is somewhat like the people of the Philippines versus Trillanes. Who is more believable in this case?