By: Elena Grace Flores
Headlines can be misleading but this is not media’s fault since they are trained to create compelling titles to ignite the interests of the public. Both Senator Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are positive that they have won the race during media interviews – and why not? It is their right to say what they really feel.
Bottom line is, readers must be responsible enough to read, listen and watch for the details. It’s information given for free – and it is your privilege to do so because whichever courts you go for being misled, you won’t win. The media is covered in the details of their reports therefore no Libel case can be filed – and for the candidates, it’s basic human rights.
The actual score is, at the moment provincial, cities and overseas clustered precincts submit the Certificate of Canvass to the Board of Canvassers then the reading of each will start only on May 23, 2016 when congress resumes.