Many loyalists of Bongbong Marcos with some supporters of President Rodrigo Du30 stage a protest today, August 10, 2018. This is in front of the Comelec from 2 PM onwards. The plea manifests after the clean election advocate since 2013, Atty. Glenn Chong expresses his dismay at not getting satisfactory answers from the Comelec. Particularly on his allegations that the Smartmatic voting system itself manipulates the outcome of polls in the country.
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos loyalist, Anita Pitil voices out the group’s sentiments on the escape of ex-Comelec Chair Andy Bautista and Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia from the local court’s digital election fraud trials.
IT People Know Best on Election Tampering
Another IT expert, Edmund Casino also vouches that the altering of a simple code affects the VP race count in 2016 greatly. This is evident in the drastic decline of Marcos’ one million votes lead when a correction was introduced which is illegal. The current VP may not be the legitimate one. They call on the appearances of ex-Comelec Chair Andy Bautista. and Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia to address each issue raised by the IT experts. Both seek asylum overseas since the initial election scandals. It was Bautista’s wife herself who discloses that her husband may have received payments from Smartmatic.
Smartmatic’s Connivance with the Late President Cory Aquino
Malloch-Brown worked behind the scenes during Cory Aquino’s campaign against Marcos in the snap presidential election. Cory failed to win that election, but she ensured that “people power” revolution would oust the late President Ferdinand Marcos. She became a revolutionary president. Meantime, Malloch-Brown became an international player. Deputy secretary general of the United Nations, UNDP administrator, development specialist of the World Bank, British minister of state for Asia, Africa and the United Nations in the Foreign Office, George Soros’s vice president at Quantum Fund and the Open Society Institute and a promoter of Western-supported “revolutions,” and life peer of the British empire as Baron Malloch-Brown.
Ex-Pnoy’s Reign Protected the Connivance
Malloch-Brown’s reappearance in the Philippines was when BS Aquino III tries to make sure that the next president would protect him. This is from criminal punishments for his numerous crimes. The Philippines becomes the latest political playground of the big powers. They certainly don’t like to see a truly nationalist natural-born Filipino leader emerge in a genuinely free election. This scenario further made Atty. Chong’s technical evidence more credible. They are simply using VP Leni Robredo to block the Bongbong Marcos from claiming his throne.
Clumsy Mainstream Media
Most mainstream media in the Philippines would rather cover petty things like Asec Mocha Uson’s Federalism awareness video that refers to a woman’s private parts as highlights in a Jingle by Drew Olivar – than the electoral reform arguments in the Senate. Gay humor is very popular not just in the country but elsewhere. Take the case of Madonna who embraces “gayness.” She would always be a classic hit like Gov. Imee Marcos who tags herself as a gay woman. It seems that these news outlets prioritize viewership and not quality news for the interest of the public.
The People Resort to Facebook Live
The general public believes that their message can be viral through social media particularly Facebook. The current protest at the Comelec is now in various individual FB walls. Different versions from personal smartphones are continuously shared as of this time of writing. The move is purely voluntary for the truth to come out. All attendees of the said initiative can be verified as real people with the passion of knowing the truth. The aim is to give justice to the rightful winners of the 2016 national election whom the Filipinos voted for. All for the good of the country.
Presidential spokesman, Atty. Harry Roque cites Gallup International polls that show the Philippines as the third happiest country in the world. He also shows the Philippines at the fifth highest nation in the economic optimism index. He also stresses the Social Weather Stations surveys indicating that 96 percent welcome the new year with hope and fewer Filipino families consider themselves poor. These facts are contradictory to the statement of Vice President Leni Robredo saying that the country is now in darkness. Netizens fury are evident via Social Media. Here are some from Facebook:
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[VIDEO]: Roque says Robredo ‘out of touch’ over darkness shrouds Philippines remark
President Du30 enjoys the support of people who want change. They are fed-up of pretentious and corrupt politicians. This frustration attracts the massive constituency of Bongbong Marcos. They settle for a Du30-Marcos split ticket like the Iglesia ni Kristo’s solid block. Driven by the Marcos loyalists, this crucial niche is enough to give the President a huge margin that no digital fraud can override. Unfortunately, Marcos does not have enough percentage among the Du30 supporters because of the official Du30 – Cayetano tandem. That made him prone to the computerized manipulation, thus triggers the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo.
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[VIDEO]: Looking back to the Du30-Marcos pre-campaign news for election 2016.
Rappler CEO Has No Clue How Facebook Works
Maria Ressa, Rappler’s CEO should know that Facebook is just communications technology like any other social media platforms. It is freely and equally accessible to everyone. It is used by both national and local candidates during the election 2016. Liberal Party who was in power by then has the most advanced social media machinery compared to President Du30. Blaming FB for her company’s downfall shows that she does not know how it works.
All Election 2016 Candidates Used Social Media
Any candidate cannot control voters just by using social media. Defeated candidates can attest to that. It is illogical to conclude that Facebook was responsible for Du30’s victory. He must have a multitude of supporters to put his messages across the country to gain such unbeatable margin.
Death of Liberalism
Mar Roxas failed despite his well-financed social media team that operates even before the campaign. His political platforms did not capture the voters. His political party just disgusts the majority of the public. Ex-President Noynoy Aquino’s swearing to block Bongbong Marcos that was echoed by Robredo made Marcos looks like the hero among the many yellow villains.
Social media like Facebook are democracy in their purest form. Whatever is popular wins over there. This is contrary to the report of Rappler CEO, Maria Ressa. These platforms are not newsmakers but mediums for public opinions. Popular topics go viral because of major interests by the people. Mainstream media simply have a different system. If VP Leni Robredo’s Camp cannot topple Bongbong Marcos online despite their many trolls and fake news, he is, therefore, the real winner for the post. The recount on his electoral protest against Robredo is in February 2018.
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Like and Share Functionality
Facebook has no liability over the spread of “fake news” because it does not produce them. Users spread them by clicking on the “Like” and “Share” buttons of the platform. This proves to show that such sentiments are from real people. One tends to share a favorable news from a friend.
Liberals’ Undermining Democracy
Liberals like Ressa and their media counterparts locally and in the United States are famous for blaming others for their own doings. VP Leni Robredo always refers to the alleged trolls and fake news of Bongbong Marcos whenever she suffers low ratings. However, she and Ressa never question Silent No More that favors them. They attack the majority who are against them. This is not a democracy.
Du30’s Endorsement Helped Bongbong Marcos
President Rodrigo Du30 did not win because of social media propaganda. His approval rating is still high after almost two years in power. That is not achievable if his popularity is based on lies. In fact, his endorsement of Bongbong Marcos as his successor makes the latter as the preferred VP. He is likely to win the recount for his electoral protest against Robredo if Facebook data is consistent with his number of votes.
Facebook flourishes in the Philippines killing the business of mainstream media that have lost their credibility due to information bias. Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler alerts Mark Zuckerberg saying that the online platform is used to manipulate public opinion. She cites Du30′ army of Facebook personalities and bloggers worldwide. Online practitioner, Sass, slams Ressa for being one-sided – sparing LP players in the world wide web. In the video, she shows how VP Leni Robredo strategizes in spreading fake news against Bongbong Marcos who questions her legitimacy.
[VIDEO]: BISTADO SI LENI ROBREDO MAY INUTUSAN PARA SIRAAN SI BONGBONG MARCOS
Facebook as a Weapon
Ressa claims that Du30 turns Facebook into a weapon. In fact, online personalities who campaigned for him are brought inside the Malacañang Palace. From there they allegedly take down opponents. Then when she starts to probe the government’s use of social media, the force of Du30’s FB team turns against her, she said.
Ressa, rather than learn from her failure to build a credible news media entity that can excel in the free market of ideas, she, instead, appeals to Facebook to “moderate its greed” and urges its management to step up to “the new gatekeeper to information” role. This is after his organization suffers a steep decline in revenues.
Robredo’s Attacks on Bongbong Marcos
Sass shows in the video how Robredo detailed her instructions on how to counter-act Marcos’ publicities driven by actual coverage, reach and traffic of passionate supporters over social media. Despite all these, the multitude of his volunteers who are ready to defend him just can’t let the VP’s online warriors win.