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EDITORIAL: NOVOTEL INCIDENT RECALLED (2016 ELECTIONS)
[The best legacy that Duterte can leave the nation would be for him to exterminate the elements of fraud within the Comelec, Smartmatic and the LP and, as he said, turn them into fish food.]


JUNE 10 -The allegations of fraud in the recent elections have intensified after three supposed whistle-blowers indicated that indeed, the Liberal Party (LP) orchestrated massive fraud using the Smartmatic system. According to the three witnesses to the automated vote rigging, their operation which was undertaken in a building in Quezon province affecting the votes in that locality favored LP candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo. The spokesman of the trio said he is not a technician but was trained to handle the cheating machines and said the results in a municipality were transmitted to their operations hub where these were manipulated before being fed to Smartmatic machines which then transmitted the votes to the servers. The operations were quite extensive as it needed the use of at least three floors in the building the operators used. His other accomplices, he said, were the ones who encoded the results transmitted from the municipalities. Asked who had ordered them to manipulate the votes, the witness said it was a high government official and the Liberal Party. The witness said Robredo’s closest rival, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, lost about 200,000 votes just in Quezon province while Robredo allegedly received an additional 300,000 votes. The votes, which were allegedly added to Roxas were more than 400,000, the witness said. He said votes were also added to certain senatorial candidates including Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of LP. The fraud operation as revealed by the three whistle-blowers brought back the Novotel incident in which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) citizens’ arm Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) itself raised an alarm of Smartmatic personnel and vote counting machines (VCMs) found in the hotel within the Araneta Center vicinity which is the commercial area in Cubao, Quezon City owned by the Roxas family. READ MORE...

ALSO: By Ninez Cacho-Olivares - How the world sees Rude Rody


JUNE 12 -Rodrigo Duterte and his media people don’t seem to realize it, since they are into clear denials over his kill statements that world leaders do not buy at all. He has not even taken his oath as president of the Philippine republic and Rude Rody has already lost virtually all credibility with his and his spokesman’s denials over what can be proven easily as lies, as his statements of journalists being legitimate targets of assassins and that neither the Constitution nor the government can protect journalists, as well his statements are caught on reporters’ tapes and video tapes that journalists who are sons of bitches deserve to be killed. Just the other day, the United Nations chief, slammed Rude Rody’s remarks on media killings, with Ban Ki-moon stating clearly: “I unequivocally condemn his (Duterte’s) endorsement of extra-judicial killings, which is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights. “Such comments are of particular concern in light of ongoing impunity for serious cases of violence against journalists in the Philippines,” Ban said while addressing United States correspondents at a New York reception last Wednesday. But it is not just questions over his obvious dislike of critical journalists that raise the alarms but his statements which are not well-thought out in the sense of how they impact on too many of his fanatics and supporters who take his statements to heart. A case in point: Duterte virtually gave civilians the greenlight to kill drug pushers and even addicts, of course by claiming that if the drug peddler or drug lord or drug addict or any other type criminal fights back, then these civilians are justified to kill the suspected drug pusher. These days, there have been too many claimed drug pushers being killed, with cops or whoever killed the drug suspects merely saying that the suspects engaged in a firefight. Why should those who kill be believed that it was a justified killing? Nobody witnessed it. There has been no investigation at all, no physical evidence gathered — just statements and reports saying that another drug suspect had been killed due to his having fought back.READ MORE...

ALSO: EDITORIAL - Jekyll and Hyde change


JUNE 2 -Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements lately about his moves to meet a six-month deadline to end the reign of criminals in the country that he pledged during the campaign are all unrealizable and a clear bluff.Duterte’s call for citizens to arm and do the killing of criminals themselves only betrays the absence of a plan for his anti-crime platform. It is the same thing with the economic vision of the new president which Duterte admitted there is none and that he was leaving it up to experts whom he appoints to chart the policy on the economy.Thus far, Duterte has impressed merely in the profanity he is capable of taking on Pope Francis, the United Nations, the international media and the Catholic Church, alternately or altogether, depending on the lunar phase when he speaks.His chief apologist, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said it is a matter of getting used to Duterte’s way of communicating his thoughts.“If you get used to it, we can avoid miscommunication,” he said.In journalism, the basic tenet is that if a child in the sixth grade does not understand a written piece then it is not a news story, so the same should go with Duterte’s daily rants.Cayetano is merely trying to create parables out of the words of Duterte when these are all nothing but empty boasts and somebody’s kid’s tantrums.Duterte has indeed caught the attention of Filipinos with his irreverence and swagger but he is failing miserably to communicate, leaving a nation to remain clueless on what to expect from a Duterte administration.The loose Duterte tongue and his poor appreciation of governance is also expected to take up much of his aides and Cabinet men’s work since they would be condemned throughout the six-year Duterte term, if he would be lucky enough to finish it, in explaining and rationalizing every word that he says.Thus far, the international community is dazed over the signals from Duterte on foreign policy and the economy.He said that the Duterte administration would merely pursue the market-oriented and business-friendly policies of the past administration but it remains to be seen.On the fiscal side, it seems that Duterte would have an effective manager in incoming Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who will put public interest above that of credit rating firms, the investment grades coming from them were the biggest obsessions of the Aquino administration.READ MORE...

ALSO: EDITORIAL Media blackout - Trabaho lang Mayor


JUNE 8-President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is expecting the media to back down and curl up in a corner amid his self-imposed blackout which is nothing short of dictatorial.Used to his treatment of his captured media in Davao City, Duterte, stung by a boycott call from an international journalist group, Reporters Without Borders, said that he is not waiting to be boycotted and is imposing his own boycott on national media “until the end of his term.” He also told all national media men to leave Davao City as if he owns it. The docile media in his turf said Duterte should be left alone for the moment and allow him to spend out his periodic tantrums and that he will be back in his element days or a week after. Duterte should start ingesting his being President and that hysterics if he cannot avoid it should be taken while he does his job. Filipinos apparently tolerate his crude manners and that his use of expletives was mistakenly associated with his being tough but shirking from the demands of the presidency does not speak well of the true mettle of the former Davao City mayor. Retreating to his comfort zone of Davao City, Duterte has also disappointed many of his voters who looked up to him as a cult hero for turning around the peace and order situation in the Mindanao urban center and who were all hoping to do the same for the entire country, particularly in Metro Manila. The strong mandate he got which withstood the cheating operations of the administration and the Liberal Party (LP) should be employed by Duterte in asserting his presidency which he said in previous pronouncement would be unifying in character. His irreverent style could be his trademark but it need not be iconoclastic which would defy the very nature of the position the nation gave to him which is tasked to protect the institutions in government and the Constitution. His low regard for journalists who he said deserves to be executed since they are mostly corrupt can be viewed in another angle, which is his complete fear of the power of media as he claimed that everyone in the national press is controlled by oligarchs and the moneyed elite. READ MORE...

ALSO: By Ninez Cacho-Olivares - A bunch of lying Rude Rody defenders


JUNE 12 Whether it is Rude Rody’s spokesman, Sal Panelo, or his puppy dog apologist, losing vice presidential candidate Alan Cayetano, in trying but failing to effectively defend their principal and his outrageous statements, they still do not seem to get it: Nothing that they say, by explaining the statements uttered by Rude Rody, will fly, because they all, including their principal, no longer have any credibility. It is so stupid for either one to even ask United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and two UN rapporteurs to correct what Cayetano said was their “premature” statement on media killings in the Philippines,” and putting the blame on “cultural disconnect”.The UN chief, in a statement delivered before UN reporters, condemned the incoming Philippine president’s “apparent endorsement” of killings, stressing that this was illegal and violates human and civil rights.To this, Cayetano, who is not the designated presidential spokesman but who obviously is trying hard to get pogi points from Duterte, was quoted as saying that the UN may have failed to understand what Duterte meant when he talked about corrupt reporters being killed due to the cultural “disconnect” between the incoming president and westerners. Said he: “The reaction of the UN is premature and lacks information. This is completely false… They did not get the way the president-elect speaks,” he added. What cultural disconnect is there between Rude Rody and the Philippine media, where the international media, many of whose reporters here are Filipinos from whom westerners usually get their news? At the same time, even the foreign press has to rely on their Filipino reporter or stringer to translate in English what Rude Rody is saying, if stated in Tagalog or Bisaya.Then too, whether the reporters are Filipinos or foreigners, the accuracy of Rude Rody’s outrageous statements can easily be checked out for accuracy, since his statements are caught on video and reporters’ tape recorders — not to mention what can be easily retrieved from youTube videos.One can easily see how these defenders of Rude Rody and their principal himself, have zero credibility when they try to lay the blame on virtually everyone when clearly, it is Rude Rody and his outrageous comments are at fault.READ MORE...


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EDITORIAL: Novotel incident recalled



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JUNE 13, 2016 (TRIBUNE) 
Written by Tribune Editorial Thursday, 02 June 2016 00:00 - The allegations of fraud in the recent elections have intensified after three supposed whistle-blowers indicated that indeed, the Liberal Party (LP) orchestrated massive fraud using the Smartmatic system.
According to the three witnesses to the automated vote rigging, their operation which was undertaken in a building in Quezon province affecting the votes in that locality favored LP candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo.

The spokesman of the trio said he is not a technician but was trained to handle the cheating machines and said the results in a municipality were transmitted to their operations hub where these were manipulated before being fed to Smartmatic machines which then transmitted the votes to the servers.

The operations were quite extensive as it needed the use of at least three floors in the building the operators used.

His other accomplices, he said, were the ones who encoded the results transmitted from the municipalities.

Asked who had ordered them to manipulate the votes, the witness said it was a high government official and the Liberal Party.

The witness said Robredo’s closest rival, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, lost about 200,000 votes just in Quezon province while Robredo allegedly received an additional 300,000 votes.

The votes, which were allegedly added to Roxas were more than 400,000, the witness said.



He said votes were also added to certain senatorial candidates including Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of LP.

The fraud operation as revealed by the three whistle-blowers brought back the Novotel incident in which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) citizens’ arm Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) itself raised an alarm of Smartmatic personnel and vote counting machines (VCMs) found in the hotel within the Araneta Center vicinity which is the commercial area in Cubao, Quezon City owned by the Roxas family.

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Strangely, the denial on the allegations of VCMs being found in Novotel was issued immediately by Roxas when it was Smartmatic personnel and equipment involved.

After the PPCRV blew the whistle, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista immediately went to the hotel for an inspection and of course, found nothing since the operators were already tipped off.

Strangely, however, Bautista admitted that Smartmatic personnel were billeted in the hotel which already was a proof of half of the allegations.

A supposed room search was undertaken in the hotel that produced no VCMs.

Yet the fraud operations described by the three whistle-blowers who had approached Pastor Boy Saycon of the Council for Philippine Affairs and the apparently aborted Novotel incident bear similarities in terms of machines and technicians being housed in one hotel as an operation center.

If what the whistle-blower claim is true that some half-a-million votes were padded to Robredo in Quezon alone since 200,000 was removed from Marcos and 300,000 were added to her, the operations on a massive scale changed the real outcome of the polls for the vice presidency and even the senatorial line-up.

It appeared that the landslide victory of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte negated the cheating operations for Roxas yet he landed an unrealistic second place in the polls compared to his usual third or fourth position in the pre-poll surveys.

Sen. Serge Osmeńa who appears to have been a major victim of the LP fraud operations said a Senate investigation is needed to get to the bottom of the anomaly and hopefully end the reign of automated poll fraud syndicate that periodically steals the Filipinos’ vote.

Saycon, for his part, called on Duterte to conduct an exhaustive probe on the allegations of fraud and prosecute those found to have rigged the elections.

The best legacy that Duterte can leave the nation would be for him to exterminate the elements of fraud within the Comelec, Smartmatic and the LP and, as he said, turn them into fish food.


OPINION - How the world sees Rude Rody Written by Ninez Cacho-Olivares Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:00



Rodrigo Duterte and his media people don’t seem to realize it, since they are into clear denials over his kill statements that world leaders do not buy at all.

He has not even taken his oath as president of the Philippine republic and Rude Rody has already lost virtually all credibility with his and his spokesman’s denials over what can be proven easily as lies, as his statements of journalists being legitimate targets of assassins and that neither the Constitution nor the government can protect journalists, as well his statements are caught on reporters’ tapes and video tapes that journalists who are sons of bitches deserve to be killed.

Just the other day, the United Nations chief, slammed Rude Rody’s remarks on media killings, with Ban Ki-moon stating clearly: “I unequivocally condemn his (Duterte’s) endorsement of extra-judicial killings, which is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights.

“Such comments are of particular concern in light of ongoing impunity for serious cases of violence against journalists in the Philippines,” Ban said while addressing United States correspondents at a New York reception last Wednesday.

But it is not just questions over his obvious dislike of critical journalists that raise the alarms but his statements which are not well-thought out in the sense of how they impact on too many of his fanatics and supporters who take his statements to heart.

A case in point: Duterte virtually gave civilians the greenlight to kill drug pushers and even addicts, of course by claiming that if the drug peddler or drug lord or drug addict or any other type criminal fights back, then these civilians are justified to kill the suspected drug pusher.

These days, there have been too many claimed drug pushers being killed, with cops or whoever killed the drug suspects merely saying that the suspects engaged in a firefight.

Why should those who kill be believed that it was a justified killing? Nobody witnessed it. There has been no investigation at all, no physical evidence gathered — just statements and reports saying that another drug suspect had been killed due to his having fought back.

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In other reported cases, there are bodies, clearly salvaged victims, with words of “I am a drug addict. Do not do what I do” scrawled in paper covering half of his body and that’s it. No investigation. No witnesses. No physical evidence collected. No forensic examination made. No leads at all on who killed the victim. And obviously, the murderer goes scot-free.

Duterte continues to encourage more extra-judicial killings as he has offered large bounties to security forces as well as the general public to kill drug traffickers.

To quote him and quote him accurately, said Duterte: “If they are there in your neighborhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have (a) gun. You have my support.”

And Sal Panelo, his spokesman, shouldn’t keep on claiming that the media misinterpreted Duterte and misquoted him and operated under a wrong premise.

Hello Sal. His statements have been captured on tape and video and Panelo, even before he officially takes his post as presidential spokesman, has already lost credibility. How does he think the next six years will go for him and his credibility?

How does one know for certain that the victims were really drug addicts, pushers or criminals. For all one knows, the victims were not pushers, and did even shoot it out and were merely foes of whoever killed them.

After all, as Duterte himself stated, the killers won’t be investigated for the killings. But for the criminals, Duterte wants 50 of them hanged monthly.

It won’t be long before the nation sees more and more people hanged from a tree, because the murderers know that Duterte will not have the murderers investigated.

Duterte has even warned members of Congress not to hold investigations over these killings and all because Duterte and his boys want to create the image of a Duterte presidency as effective in wiping out crime even when the reality is that crime will always be around. And chances are, his puppet Congress won’t conduct any probes.

Yet if Duterte’s admirers bother to see things with a clearer eye and mind, they would be able to note that it is never the real big time drug lords who are being killed, but the addicts and the suspected drug peddlers who are. And they all come from poor communities.

Duterte claims he is a man for the poor, but clearly, it is the poor who are being killed, and all these extra-judicial killings are being encouraged by Duterte and his boys, to make Rude Rody look good, so good that he can convince them that peace will descend in six months time.

Blood will flow, but peace won’t come... Instead, chaos and anarchy will reign.


EDITORIAL: Jekyll and Hyde change Written by Tribune Editorial Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00



Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements lately about his moves to meet a six-month deadline to end the reign of criminals in the country that he pledged during the campaign are all unrealizable and a clear bluff.

Duterte’s call for citizens to arm and do the killing of criminals themselves only betrays the absence of a plan for his anti-crime platform.

It is the same thing with the economic vision of the new president which Duterte admitted there is none and that he was leaving it up to experts whom he appoints to chart the policy on the economy.

Thus far, Duterte has impressed merely in the profanity he is capable of taking on Pope Francis, the United Nations, the international media and the Catholic Church, alternately or altogether, depending on the lunar phase when he speaks.
His chief apologist, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said it is a matter of getting used to Duterte’s way of communicating his thoughts.

“If you get used to it, we can avoid miscommunication,” he said.

In journalism, the basic tenet is that if a child in the sixth grade does not understand a written piece then it is not a news story, so the same should go with Duterte’s daily rants.

Cayetano is merely trying to create parables out of the words of Duterte when these are all nothing but empty boasts and somebody’s kid’s tantrums.

Duterte has indeed caught the attention of Filipinos with his irreverence and swagger but he is failing miserably to communicate, leaving a nation to remain clueless on what to expect from a Duterte administration.

The loose Duterte tongue and his poor appreciation of governance is also expected to take up much of his aides and Cabinet men’s work since they would be condemned throughout the six-year Duterte term, if he would be lucky enough to finish it, in explaining and rationalizing every word that he says.

Thus far, the international community is dazed over the signals from Duterte on foreign policy and the economy.
He said that the Duterte administration would merely pursue the market-oriented and business-friendly policies of the past administration but it remains to be seen.

On the fiscal side, it seems that Duterte would have an effective manager in incoming Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who will put public interest above that of credit rating firms, the investment grades coming from them were the biggest obsessions of the Aquino administration.

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The investment grades achieved were mere trophies for Noynoy but the goal of inclusive growth was never achieved.

The posting of members of the Communist Party of the Philippines and communist sympathizers in the Cabinet is also the source of endless worries among businessmen.

The one who will head the Department of Foreign Affairs, former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Perfecto Yasay does not seem to have any foreign relations background except for lawyering for Filipinos with immigration problems in the United States.

Duterte had said that he is going to pursue dialogs with China but will maintain the country’s current relations with the United States without saying how he would juggle the country’s interest in relations with both giants.

Also, the Philippines still has the territorial claims filed with the arbitral tribunal at the Hague which remains a major irritant between the Philippines and China.

China has been insisting that it does not have an obligation to honor the ruling of the United Nations body since it manifested in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas it does not recognize the coverage of the agreement on territorial dispute settlements.

His handlers and apologists primarily Cayetano and Sen. Koko Pimentel said Duterte will “metamorph” when he officially assumes the presidency on July 1 without saying what new creature will come out of the Duterte cocoon.

Hopefully he will not turn into a werewolf.

3 comments
Mga_Imbento
nasa stage 1 sya ng mga plano nila para tumagal sya sa pwesto... ano ang stage 1? una sirain credibilidad ng mga pwede humadlang sa kanya... sino sino ito? una na ang Catholic Church pangalawa ang Media pangatlo ang partidong kalaban nila (Liberal Party). He's doing the playbook of Hitler and Marcos.
Mga_Imbento Tuesday, 07 June 2016 01:53 Comment Link
JVV123
I don't understand him. Others don't also. Most likely the nation's as a whole don't either. Only his spokespersons are trying to explain what he is saying but sometimes to no avail because they themselves are in contradiction. So if this his way to communicate within the country and among his people how would he be understood by other nations. He is not living in a bubble where he can ignore the repercussions of his misstatement or the lack of it.
JVV123 Monday, 06 June 2016 16:42 Comment Link
angelina
Duterte is all talks!!!! I have to see whether he will be true to his promises! He is cocky, rude arrogant and all talks! He doesn't deserve a title!
angelina Monday, 06 June 2016 16:12


Trabaho lang Mayor Written by Tribune Editorial Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:00


President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is expecting the media to back down and curl up in a corner amid his self-imposed blackout which is nothing short of dictatorial.

Used to his treatment of his captured media in Davao City, Duterte, stung by a boycott call from an international journalist group, Reporters Without Borders, said that he is not waiting to be boycotted and is imposing his own boycott on national media “until the end of his term.”

He also told all national media men to leave Davao City as if he owns it.

The docile media in his turf said Duterte should be left alone for the moment and allow him to spend out his periodic tantrums and that he will be back in his element days or a week after.

Duterte should start ingesting his being President and that hysterics if he cannot avoid it should be taken while he does his job.

Filipinos apparently tolerate his crude manners and that his use of expletives was mistakenly associated with his being tough but shirking from the demands of the presidency does not speak well of the true mettle of the former Davao City mayor.

Retreating to his comfort zone of Davao City, Duterte has also disappointed many of his voters who looked up to him as a cult hero for turning around the peace and order situation in the Mindanao urban center and who were all hoping to do the same for the entire country, particularly in Metro Manila.

The strong mandate he got which withstood the cheating operations of the administration and the Liberal Party (LP) should be employed by Duterte in asserting his presidency which he said in previous pronouncement would be unifying in character.

His irreverent style could be his trademark but it need not be iconoclastic which would defy the very nature of the position the nation gave to him which is tasked to protect the institutions in government and the Constitution.

His low regard for journalists who he said deserves to be executed since they are mostly corrupt can be viewed in another angle, which is his complete fear of the power of media as he claimed that everyone in the national press is controlled by oligarchs and the moneyed elite.

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In one of his media briefings, he bared his loathing for the elitist fools of Manila, particularly businessmen who were badgering him on his economic vision.

Duterte’s idea of his leadership is to pursue an anti-crime campaign without regard to convention and the law and finish this in the shortest time which he believes would restore confidence of foreign business on the country and thus bring in more investments and thus create more jobs.

Fine. But the way he is spewing out profanities and at the same time indicating no remorse in violating rights is not exactly welcomed by the civilized world particularly investors.

Human rights experts of the United Nations (UN) just came out with a statement the other day condemning the statements of Duterte as irresponsible and unbecoming of a leader.

Media as it is their job, would have to get his reaction to how the UN views him since it would not be the first that Duterte is expected to have a friction with the international body which periodically sends representatives to check on the rights situation in the country.

Certainly the Duterte template “f*ck ‘em all” would not resolve anything in terms of the daily demands of his presidency.

Duterte should realize the different responsibilities that go with the various jobs that in totality shape the nation.

His is the presidency which is to lead the country for the next six years and media’s job is to report how he goes about it.
No offense Mayor, just do your job and let journalists do theirs.


A bunch of lying defenders Written by Ninez Cacho-Olivares Sunday, 12 June 2016 00:00



Whether it is Rude Rody’s spokesman, Sal Panelo, or his puppy dog apologist, losing vice presidential candidate Alan Cayetano, in trying but failing to effectively defend their principal and his outrageous statements, they still do not seem to get it: Nothing that they say, by explaining the statements uttered by Rude Rody, will fly, because they all, including their principal, no longer have any credibility.

It is so stupid for either one to even ask United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and two UN rapporteurs to correct what Cayetano said was their “premature” statement on media killings in the Philippines,” and putting the blame on “cultural disconnect”.

The UN chief, in a statement delivered before UN reporters, condemned the incoming Philippine president’s “apparent endorsement” of killings, stressing that this was illegal and violates human and civil rights.

To this, Cayetano, who is not the designated presidential spokesman but who obviously is trying hard to get pogi points from Duterte, was quoted as saying that the UN may have failed to understand what Duterte meant when he talked about corrupt reporters being killed due to the cultural “disconnect” between the incoming president and westerners.

Said he: “The reaction of the UN is premature and lacks information. This is completely false… They did not get the way the president-elect speaks,” he added.

What cultural disconnect is there between Rude Rody and the Philippine media, where the international media, many of whose reporters here are Filipinos from whom westerners usually get their news?

At the same time, even the foreign press has to rely on their Filipino reporter or stringer to translate in English what Rude Rody is saying, if stated in Tagalog or Bisaya.

Then too, whether the reporters are Filipinos or foreigners, the accuracy of Rude Rody’s outrageous statements can easily be checked out for accuracy, since his statements are caught on video and reporters’ tape recorders — not to mention what can be easily retrieved from youTube videos.

One can easily see how these defenders of Rude Rody and their principal himself, have zero credibility when they try to lay the blame on virtually everyone when clearly, it is Rude Rody and his outrageous comments are at fault.

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Of course Rude Rody encourages extra-judicial killings, even if he tries to disguise his endorsement of having people killed without due process.

It was just last week when Rude Rody pronounced that civilians can make an arrest of a suspected drug dealer and even addict, and shoot the suspect dead if he resists arrest and fights back.

If that is not encouraging even civilians and police to kill suspects extra-judicially, what is it then? Just how many alleged drug suspects have been killed extra-judicially shortly after he issued such statements?

It is no secret that Davao City is infamous for its Davao Death Squad, which Duterte himself admits that he is part of the dreaded Davao Death Squad.

And who have been killed whether in Davao where Rude Rody lord over if not the poor people? He has even succeeded in controlling his Davao media, reducing them to docility and with them even proudly advising the Manila-based media not to take whatever Rude Rody says hook line and sinker without contextualizing it, as media will end up misquoting Rude Rody and the reporter’s interpretation of facts will be distorted.

Hello.That’s never taught in journalism. A reporter reports facts. A reporter does not interpret facts. It is not for the reporter to “contextualize” a factual statement from the source — which, in this instance is Rude Rody himself.

But this is what the lapdogs of Rude Rody also say.

As hypocritically “contextualized” (i.e., lying, in the case of his defenders and docile media) and by Cayetano, he says the cultural barrier and the differences in the manner of speaking may have been the reason the UN was fed the wrong information about Duterte’s pronouncement.

Hello, Cayetano. Statements like “don’t fuck with me,” “the son of bitch journalist deserved to die” are universal and understood by Filipinos and foreigners alike.

Said Cayetano: “What happened was he said and she said, he said, he said. The UN will then be told, sir, Duterte said it’s okay to kill (journalists). But that’s not what he said.”

Bullshit, Alan Cayetano. Rude Rody said as clear as day: journalists are legitimate targets and neither the Constituion nor freedom of the press can help the sons of bitches journalists.

“You know it’s time for professional organizations, professional diplomats to step in and take away this disconnect. This is no longer miscommunication and misinformation. We’re jumping into conclusion,” Cayetano said.

What the frigging bullshit, Alan Cayetano. Media and the UN’s conclusion is correct. It is you and other defenders of Rude Rody who are into misinformation and disinformation — and deliberately too!


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