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Motoring TV personality and blogger James Deakin who was a victim of a vicious online attack by Jover Laurio is calling on mainstream media to rectify damage done to his reputation. In the Facebook post where he made the call, Deakin even hinted that there is enough material for a proper lawsuit against Laurio… But…

Read More Jover Laurio’s #PABoostNga victim James Deakin (@jdeakin72) urges media to call out @PinoyAkoBlog dishonesty!
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The New Year opens the runway towards the Philippines’ 2019 mid-term elections. As campaign activity ramps up and politicking intensifies between parties vying for power and making a bid to cash in on all the spending associated with elections, the risk of violence supposedly also increases. Following tradition, bearing of firearms will be curtailed in…

Read More Will the COMELEC “gun ban” effective Jan 13 make the 2019 elections safer?

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As of this writing, this report published by ABS-CBN News provides the most recent information about a position the Crazy Rich One has taken on the matter of her falling out with her business manager Nicko Falcis. This follows brouhaha over her former friend Gretchen Barretto taking the side of Falcis on that matter. Aquino,…

Read More Kris Aquino neither confirms nor denies that she issued death threats against Nicko Falcis following #PABoost revelations!
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A certain Twitter user @pinoymommy recently got herself into a heap of trouble after she took to Twitter to express a desire to inflict harm on Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos after spotting her dining at a restaurant. In a follow-up tweet, she remains unrepentant and asserts an adamamt position on her own sense of righteousness……

Read More Twitter user @pinoymommy in hot water after inciting violence against Imee Marcos!
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This is the right thing to do. According to a Manila Times report, parents of the victim of Ateneo Taekwondo champ Joaquin Montes’s alleged bullying are taking appropriate steps… The victim’s parents accompanied their child to the Quezon City Anonas Police Station where they filed a report of the incident, Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel told…

Read More Ateneo bullying incident a potential ASSAULT case and should involve the police
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The Twitter profile of @RapplerDotCom shows that it is more a cult of personality than a true news media organisation. What other news outlet banners an image of its CEO as part of its brand collateral? What Rappler should really be doing is reporting the news, not lionising its CEO who stands accused for tax…

Read More Rappler is more a cult of personality than a true news organisation. Its Twitter profile proves it
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The embattled CEO of Rappler continues her dramatics all the way to court to defend herself against tax evasion charges. In a recent tweet, Maria Ressa insisted that these are charges for crimes she “didn’t commit”. But, really, Ressa’s innocence or guilt on the matter of her tax evasion charges is not for anyone to…

Read More Only a Philippine court can decide whether or not Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is guilty of tax evasion
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A statement tweeted by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, seems to insinuate a position her government is taking on the credibility of the Philippine government. Canada remains deeply concerned for the security and safety of @mariaressa in the #Philippines. The harassment and intimidation of journalists have no place in democracy. We call for…

Read More Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) seems to be calling the Philippine government a LIAR
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The current fashion statement of Yellowtard supporters of embattled Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is to express on social media that they “stand with” Maria Ressa because they stand with “press freedom”. The trouble with that is you set yourself up for a potential problematic ideological conundrum whenever you declare loyalty to both ideas and people.…

Read More The whole trouble with “standing with” Maria Ressa
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The demise of Rappler will ultimately be good for the Philippines’ news media industry — because Rappler, led by its CEO Maria Ressa, is disproportionately responsible for casting the entire industry under a bad light thanks to their taste for shrill dramas. For that matter, why does Maria Ressa keep bothering the Filipino people with…

Read More Maria Ressa should behave like a professional rather than like a spoilt brat when facing her tax evasion charges
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