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Senate Fake News Hearing Unites Du30-Marcos Campaigners

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flore

All Filipinos always have political preference may they be in social or mainstream media. The recent proliferation of fake news Senate hearing distinguishes false information from opinions. Bloggers insist that democracy allows them to voice out their side of the story regardless of the other side. This is not the case with journalism as a profession. Analyzing the outcome, it is clear that the Du30-Marcos supporters come to terms with the tandem despite not voting for the same during the 2016 election.






Youtube video by; Viral Talk

[VIDEO]: Napahanga si Erwin Tulfo kung paano hinarap ng mga bloggers ng Thinking Pinoy na si RJ Nieto at Asec. Mocha Uson ng Mocha Uson Blog ang mga tanong sa kanila kahapon sa Senado. Ang saloobin ni Erwin Tulfo, pakinggan!

Erwin Tulfo is an avid supporter of President Du30. He also speaks highly of Bongbong Marcos. He praises social media practitioners TP and ASec Mocha Uson for educating the Senators who are obviously not in touch with the real world.




Lawyer’s View: Just the Way She Is – Not Plastic

Youtube video by; The Dutertians

[VIDEO]: KAREN DAVILA GUSTONG IPAHIYA SI MOCHA AT THINKINGPINOY PERO SUPALPAL KAY ATTY TRIXIE

TV Anchor Karen Davila cannot believe that her guest Atty. Trixie actually defended Mocha Uson based on her legal knowledge. She explained that there’s no difference between an elective or appointed government official when it comes to business ethics. Uson was hired by the President because of her media influence. She is just being herself.




Mocha Uson vs Karen Davila

Youtube video by; MASAYA KA BA?

[VIDEO]: MOCHA USON SINAGOT ANG KAYABANGAN NI KAREN DAVILA PANOORIN

Mocha Uson retaliates to Karen Davila’s criticism on her by saying that bloggers have the right to express and share their opinions with their followers just like mainstream media personalities. This should not change once they change or got a new job.




Bongbong Marcos: Bloggers’ Opinions are Great Equalizers

Youtube video by; Rappler

[VIDEO]: Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr says his family has long suffered from fake news. He also believes it is readers’ responsibility to avoid blogs and posts they think are making false claims.

Bongbong Marcos’ family suffers from the fake news for more than 30 years. However, he cannot find it in his heart to feel bitter about it. He is just thankful that finally, there’s a medium that allows the voice of the majority to be heard.









Senate Fake News Hearing

Youtube video by; Rappler

[VIDEO]: Senate hearing on fake news online
Senator Grace Poe is the Chair of the Fake News Senate hearing. She describes the difference between fake news, opinions and other information found both online and offline. Senator Tito Sotto admits triggering the event because of the “Silent No More” blog destroying pro-Duterte Senators that was allegedly masterminded by his LP colleagues. Senator Manny Pacquiao takes part in the discussion on how to regulate misinformation if it is possible to do so. Uson and Nieto of Thinking Pinoy actually voted for ex-Senator and now DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano for VP. However, they are for the recount because it is the right thing to do.




Thinking Pinoy Asks Bongbong Marcos on Alleged Election Fraud and Recount Status




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Trillanes or Uson’s Media Credibility? Convict Binay First before Du30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s accusations against former Vice President Jejomar Binay really destroyed his chances to be President. However, the opposition bets at that time against the Aquino administration outsmarted the LP. They forged an alliance to beat the “Yellows.” President Du30 emerges as the winner who is even fiercer than Binay personality wise. However, they both support Bongbong Marcos’ presidency.  Trillanes now applies the same anti-Binay media propaganda against Digong but to no avail. He somehow lost his credibility as his promise to convict Binay fades away.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: Several senators slammed Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson for insisting that she does not need to get both sides of a story before publishing a blog post – the same she demands of the media.




Binay Update

The court allows Binay to travel despite the objection from the prosecution, “considering that the said accused had already been conditionally arraigned.” Binay’s lawyers explained that Binay was invited by Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines. He is to deliver a speech on October 11 at a forum entitled “Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy”. They added that the trip will help improve the relations of the Philippines with its neighboring countries. So, he still serves the country in his capacity as former VP.



Business with Pleasure

Binay’s nine-day travel period includes a four-day trip to Hongkong for his “physical and holistic well-being.” The court sets the usual conditions like the P752,000 pesos as travel bond; the itinerary of travel shall be in Taipei, Taiwan, and Hong Kong only; he shall not leave the Philippines earlier than October 9 and to return on or before October 17; he should present himself to the court not later than 5 days upon arrival. Binay faces four graft, one count of malversation of public funds and nine counts of falsification for the alleged anomalous construction of the Makati City Hall parking building. These cases are not yet resolved due to lack of evidence.




Trillanes vs Uson

Senator Trillanes said Uson is a representative of the government, so there is no line separating her official position from the personal opinions on her blog. Uson’s Blog posts are basically a part of the dissemination of the PCOO as she is a senior official, he added. Therefore, this goes the same with Trillanes. Since he was a prosecuting Senator of Pnoy before, he is also using his position to scatter his biased accusations now. In Mocha’s case, she’s a blogger and all people including government officials can say their own opinions as democratic rights. It’s just a matter of how many followers they can get.









The Pro and Anti-Administration Stalwarts Battle

Media channels are crucial in the pro and anti-administration battle. Biased channels can now easily be corrected through public campaigns. Social media has the edge on this. Statistics can easily be obtained. Therefore, a biased group cannot claim anymore that the majority believes them without a supporting figure. In the case of Leni Robredo, she is fond of using the term “the people’s will.” However, Bongbong Marcos has more followers as per online data.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/02/17/jejomar-binay-gets-court-nod-for-travel-to-taiwan-hk

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/10/04/Mocha-Uson-fake-news.html




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Bongbong Marcos Doesn’t Mind: Uson’s DSWD Online Survey that Robredo Tops is a Peace Offering

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

ASec Mocha Uson is a known critic of Vice President Leni Robredo. She surprises her by including Robredo in the online survey for possible DSWD Secretary choice. Eventually, she tops the poll and Bongbong Marcos who is for unity seems to not mind despite his ongoing protest against the VP. Palace Spokesperson Ernesto Abella thinks that this is difficult. He, however, trusts that the President has his way of doing things.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: VP Robredo, binisita ang ilang lumikas mula sa Marawi City




Public Gratitude

Vice President Leni Robredo expresses her gratitude to the public after she tops an online survey on the next social welfare secretary. Her critic, Mocha Uson, a blogger and assistant communications secretary of the Du30 administration initiates it. Robredo said that she was surprised that Uson included her among the choices. The VP should know that ASec Uson is now a government employee like her and in that instance, both should act as public servants and not as the campaigners for their party. This can be taken as a peace offering from Uson to Robredo.



Voters’ Trust

“First of all, I was surprised because my name was included. I also thank Asec. Mocha for believing in our ability to handle the position,” the Vice President said. She is also grateful to those who showed their trust by voting for her. Robredo tops the online survey through Uson’s Twitter account. It garners 81 percent of the votes. Uson initiates the poll after the decision of the Commission on Appointments to reject Judy Taguiwalo as head the Department of Social Welfare and Development.




Top Choices

Vice President Leni Robredo, Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy, and former Tarlac Representative Monica Teodoro-Prieto are included in the list of people who might replace Taguiwalo. Uson’s survey showed that Robredo is taking a wide lead against the Badoy and Prieto.








Not Saying NO to Robredo

Abella downplays the online poll. He said that the President has his own ways of picking the next DSWD chief. “I’m sure the President has the other ways of measuring a candidate’s capability, aside from surveys. It means that the President has a different set of categories,” he clarified. It seemed to be a “difficult choice.” “Perhaps, there may be conditionalities that may not be too favorable regarding that if it happens. I don’t know. It all depends on the President.” “I mean, I’m not saying no for Leni, I’m saying that it seems to be a difficult choice,” he added.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/08/21/1731215/leni-thanks-public-topping-survey-dswd-chief

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/08/18/duterte-yet-appoint-new-dswd-head-559185




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Robredo Leads DSWD Poll Survey but NOT Ideal as Bongbong Marcos’ Protest Continues

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

VP Leni Robredo is one of the possible replacements of former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo. This is after Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson includes her name in a Twitter poll. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that while he does not reject the idea that the VP can become the next social welfare secretary. However, Abella notes that the Political climate may not make her an ideal candidate. That can be right considering that Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against her is still ongoing.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News
[VIDEO]: Umalma ang Malacañang sa komento ni Vice-President Leni Robredo na mabagal ang aksyon sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong “Nina,” at sinabing siya’y namumulitika. Sagot naman ni VP Leni, “nag-overreact” ang Palasyo.



Leads Twitter Poll

Robredo leads in the poll by ASEC Uson. She is ahead of DSWD Asst. Sec. Lorraine Badoy and Nikki Teodoro, wife of former Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. It can be recalled that the VP was criticized when a typhoon strikes the Bicol region while was in America. Bongbong Marcos even visited her hometown that she appreciated later on. This is because they need all help that they can get, according to her.




Friction with the Palace

The palace was also irked when she observed that the relief goods were slow when she visited one Barangay during Typhoon Nina. The spokesperson said that she should have checked how the government officials particularly the DSWD worked so hard for the job.



Likely Leader in a Rebel

Since the VP is fond of visiting disaster areas as per her photo opportunity press releases, it can be a good idea to let her show that she can do better. It is also noted that she had a previous rift with the rejected DSWD chief Taguiwalo in the past.









Political Climate

It is also understandable that the palace cannot reckon to name Robredo as DSWD Secretary because she likes to criticize the Du30 administration. Perhaps, it is difficult to work on the same page with someone who has the rebellious nature. Besides, she has the electoral protest to concentrate on especially now that she has not paid the remaining tranche of her counter protest against Bongbong Marcos.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/18/17/robredo-as-dswd-chief-palace-reacts




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Mocha Uson is Anti-Fake News Unlike Senator Trillanes and VP Robredo

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson defends herself against “fake news” controversies. Uson said that the public must be aware of what Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and VP Leni Robredo are doing in spreading “fake news.”






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: UB: Panayam kay Asec. Mocha Uson, PCOO



Trillanes and Robredo’s Fake News

Uson pointed out Trillanes’ interview with BBC HARDtalk’s anchor Stephen Sackur as to why the senator is a “purveyor of fake news.” He only says negative things about the President when the facts show otherwise. He is the same with V.P Leni Robredo. She garnered lots of hatred when she spoke at a UN side event against the drug war with the wrong data.




Past Mistakes

Uson, who was previously blamed for the spread of fake news admitted that she had committed mistakes in the past. This is particularly about her social media post on a corporation that owed the government some P96 billion in taxes based on “Article 263” of the Philippine Constitution.




Facebook Post

Uson also defended her Facebook post where she shared a photo of Honduras policemen while calling for prayers for the Philippine military battling the Maute group in Marawi City. She said she only wanted the public to join in praying for the government forces in Marawi City. Not at all intending to mislead the public.









Anti-Fake News Act

Also, Uson clarified that she neither supports nor opposes Senator Joel Villanueva’s Senate Bill No. 1492 or the proposed Anti-Fake News Act. She remains neutral at this time but lamented that she should not be singled out just because of some mistakes. Those were unintentional. The nature is totally different from Trillanes and Robredo’s lies.



http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/615610/why-single-out-bloggers-like-me-call-out-trillanes-vp-leni-instead/story/?top_picks&order=2