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.
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[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.
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.