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On Nikki Haley and Bongbong Marcos: Opinion Not a FAKE Contrary to Media Propaganda

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Various local media are quick to denounce that US Ambassador to the UN’s alleged statement was FAKE that becomes a propaganda. They cited the quotes she made as per speech transcript and the Ambassador to Philippine ‘s denial that Haley did not favor President Du30. However, there was no mention that Haley herself denied it which is contrary to her stand in various media interviews. She always corrects the media spot on. In one of her interviews, she stresses the use of “common sense” while clarifying the US President’s actions on North Korea’s threats. On the local front, Bongbong Marcos directly denies the Marcos inheritance distribution publicity. Most media still give full coverage without the identity of the mastermind. If this is not a Fake, Haley’s case is also not. It’s just a matter of opinion.






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[VIDEO]: “That’s Just Common Sense” Nikki Haley Destroys ABC Reporter Over Trump Threatening North Korea




Understanding Freedom of Speech

The mainstream media’s failure to report the two sides of a story made budding journalists both online and offline to fill the gap when it comes to news dissemination. In the digital age, it is handy for social media practitioners to gauge a popular public opinion. The motivation is the support of their avid readers or subscribers. No writer is inspired to write news that nobody reads, so to speak.



People’s Sentiments

Google is very strict in penalizing Fake news. However, in today’s world, it’s a number’s game. In a democracy, the majority always wins. So, if a news becomes viral, that means, that resembles the people’s sentiments. The Media who are critical of such news must look at their own actions. In most cases, they tend to create scenarios that are not true just to support their interests – just like in the Bongbong Marcos articles.



News with Verifiable Facts are not Fake

A pro-administration media is castigated for publishing an opinion on Haley’s so-called quote or misquote that favors the President regardless of its source. The website that bears almost the same name can dispute that based on the laws of their land. The fact is, the source of the quote really exists. It is also not a crime to make an opinion based on a topic regardless of where it comes from.








US-Philippine Media Situation

Haley’s intelligent comments to the media just show that the US and the Philippines have the same problem of liberal journalism. The leaders of both countries are also the unorthodox type. An effective speaker like Haley can really counter-act the ill-intentions of some journalists that may intend to mock the leadership by stressing on his unique expressions rather than the real score of his actions. The Philippines is yet to find the Filipino Haley.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/09/25/1742503/us-embassy-ambassador-misquoted-speech-was-never-made

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US Ambassador to UN Haley: US Media Quits Liberalism Propaganda against Du30’s Drug War

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In her United Nations speech recently, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley turns to the Philippines with regards to the big human rights task. Haley is on the side of President Du30 and the Philippines. She tells the UN General Assembly and international human rights organizations: “The Philippines is suffocating. We must give the Philippine the space to run his nation. We must respect their independence. It is not in our purview to decide administrative issues for the country. “That is the job of the president.”






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[VIDEO]: Right After Trump Named Kim Rocket Man, Nikki Haley Went And Silenced The Media With A HUGE Reveal



Human Rights to Work with the President on Drug War

Haley elaborated: “Destructive forces have never given the Duterte administration enough space to jump-start his programs of government; they did not even afford him the proverbial honeymoon period. Now, they have calibrated their plot to ouster movements and this is just the second year of his presidency.” She called on human rights groups (the UN’s included) to be impartial and not take political sides while dispensing their duties in any particular nation. She asked HR groups in the Philippines to engage in consultations with the Du30 government and shun political stances which may lead to a loss of relevance and credibility for the country.



Goodbye International Liberalism

The biggest boost for the Philippines in the unveiling of Trump’s new foreign policy doctrine will likely lie in its unblushing endorsement and defense of the sovereignty of nations. He espouses not only America’s return to greatness; he recognizes the sovereignty of rival powers like Russia, China, and virtually all nations. And that, of course, includes the Philippines. America under Trump is turning away from the architecture of liberal internationalism that has been dominant in international relations for so many decades, since the collapse of the Soviet Union.



Du30’s Strategy is Right

President Du30 was right in steering Philippine foreign policy towards closer relations with China, Russia, the ASEAN, while taking care to forge strong relations with the US. These developments invest added significance to the coming ASEAN leaders’ summit in November, which the country will host and where the US, China, and Russia, and other major nations will be in attendance. The Philippines is destined to become a bigger player in international affairs, commensurate with its size and impressive growth.








US Media Ceases Enthusiasm for Drug War Propaganda

The hope of the opposition that human rights violations or extra-judicial killings (EJKs) will be the way to bring down the Du30 presidency may have received a mortal blow. The enthusiasm of US media for grisly stories about the drug war will fade out. There is now zero chance that the US will interrupt with the regime change in the Philippines. Tindig coalition’s effort is just a waste.




Superstar speaks: Give Duterte space to run the Philippines




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Are Du30 and Marcos Haters Misinformed by Media or Otherwise?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

There are Filipinos who are uninformed and misinformed by media. Seldom are those who hear the certain news and verify the facts by researching to seek for the truth. This is why people in the Philippines now live in a period of inauthenticity and contradictions.






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Inauthentic

The Vice President prides herself in her advocacy in the world of the marginalized. But in her first radio show, she was surprised that malnutrition is prevalent among the poor. She said that her experience of coming face to face with the poor and malnourished is unique. This shows how detached she is with reality. Therefore, Leni Robredo portrays herself as inauthentic.




Contradictions

On the other hand, the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano against the President was quickly dismissed by the House committee on justice because it is insufficient in substance. It failed when Alejano shows that he had no personal knowledge of the acts which he accuses the President of. His sources are news reports, particularly by Rappler and ABS-CBN.




Propaganda

Gone are the days that investigative journalism is reliable. Journalists are considered as bearers of truth and facts in the past. Now, Rappler and its cohorts have, give the main stream medium a bad name. They are sources of black media propaganda at the present time.









Social Media as Neutralizer

The internet is blamed as the cause of the decline in the power of traditional mass media. But on the contrary, mass media can be popularized by it if they remain authentic to its ethic of fairness and neutrality. People have no choice but to migrate to social media as their sources of information. It is easy to lose credibility in this avenue. Once a medium does not carry the true sentiments of the people, it can face serious attacks online. This is why after decades of suffering from black propaganda, the Marcos family rises above their enemies. PDu30 also is untouchable because of this.




http://www.manilatimes.net/inauthenticity-and-contradictions/327810/




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Leni Robredo’s Media Investment is Too Vast that it Brings her to the Radio

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

What’s the job of a Vice President? Radio Announcer! This might not be the case elsewhere but in the Philippines nowadays, the VP’s public service job is through the airwaves. This is after her massive investment of time and perhaps money to destroy her political opponents first through mainstream media, then to social media, and now, in person on the radio.






Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo will start hosting today a weekly public service radio program that will cover topics aligned with her advocacies as the second highest elected official of the land.



Weekly Radio Program

Vice President Leni Robredo already has a weekly public service radio program. It covers topics that follows her advocacies as VP. BISErbisyong LENI is a one-hour program with broadcaster Ely Saludar. She is co-hosting it.




Public Service

The program airs at 9 a.m. every Sunday over RMN-dzXL 558 kHz. It simulcasts over RMN-Cebu, RMN-CDO, RMN-Davao and RMN-Naga. It is also live on the RMN Facebook page. The OVP said that the program discusses topics on public service and legal advice. Key personalities are invited for interview based on the weekly topic.




Pilot Episode

Robredo and Saludar interviewed nutrition advocate Dyan Rodriguez and solo parent Lorna Tambaoan. This is after the bashing incident of Senator Tito Sotto over social media after he joked about it. She stresses that as a single parent herself, their status must not be undermined. Perhaps, just riding on the trend.









Media Personality

It is understandable that Robredo resorts to be hands-on as media personality because of the successful handling of the late Benigno Aquino during his time. He was able to topple the popular, Marcos by slowly but surely destroying his reputation. Nevertheless, she should be wiser now after her defeat via social media. She does not have the charm to make it. Let alone through traditional radio programs. One thing is evident, she can be running out of funds now that the Liberal Party weakens. Therefore, she has to do it herself.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/14/1699826/leni-hosts-own-radio-program-promote-advocacy




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Media is Riding on Binay’s Popularity

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The alleged booing of Vice President Jejomar Binay in Cebu created a social media frenzy – arguing that he was not really booed. However, anti-Binay’s reactions are already expected. So much lies have been said over and over again but this time, it’s different. Most Binay supporters who used to be very quiet are now out in the open ready to defend the Vice President. This did not come as a surprise after Binay leads in most presidential poll surveys not only in Luzon but also in most parts of Mindanao and the Visayas – particularly Cebu!

As usual even during the digital age, the masses still believe in what is reported in the news, especially the headlines. Therefore most media always flash controversial titles to attract the pubic – then it’s up to you to read the full story. The problem is, most readers will not bother to do that. They only get excited with half-truth especially when it’s in their favor.

Other media like GMA who is more reliable than others is also playing safe using the word “allegedly” or “umano o diumano” in Filipino. Meaning, they did not witness it themselves. They have their own coverage but nothing like what is reported by others. Take the case of this news reported by Pia Arcanghel – watch the video here: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/551619/news/sinulog-crowd-boos-binay (According to Inquirer and Rappler, the Vice President was “allegedly” booed). So why can’t they report that Binay was booed if that is really the case? This is a clear case of “riding on the Vice President’s popularity. Nothing is wrong with that. Just a strategy to boost audience impact for as long as it does not mislead the viewers – but sad to say, It did.

However, a good and truthful media coverage for a certain story should be precise and truthful plus verified by the reporter himself or herself. Read this story from SunStar with very clear headline and factual details: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2016/01/18/una-boo-came-lp-supporters-who-are-hurt-binays-poll-lead-452309

If all media will report like this, then there will be no frenzy – just facts. No chaos because only few heard it – and majority did not. Was Binay really booed? Yes and No – it depends on who heard it!
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