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Karen Davila and Bernadette Sembrano Aguinaldo in pink: BIASED “news” anchors?

Posing in pink with colleague Bernadette Sembrano Aguinaldo then issuing a disclaimer on Instagram, “no malice please”. ABS-CBN News anchor Karen Davila thinks she can simply plug what had become a highly-politicised colour then insult the intelligence of her Filipino audience by claiming that “Pink just looks good on TV”. We all know of course […]

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Media

Front page of Philippine Daily Inquirer CRAMMED with fluff pieces about Noynoy Aquino!

Above is a screenshot of the online edition of the Inquirer as of the 25th June 2021. It’s got all sorts of fluff pieces about the late former President Noynoy Aquino who died yesterday, the 24th. Yellowtard media is certainly doing its darndest to make up for the absence of one of their key henchmen, […]

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Media Politics

Isko Moreno runs out of English in interview with Karen Davila on ANC

This is painful to watch. ANC anchor Karen Davila knows very well that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is not a good English speaker. Why does she force the issue by continuing to conduct the interview in English? Because it’s on ANC? On the other hand, Isko falls into the same trap. He forces himself to […]

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Business

Admin 2022 Senate ticket should include Mark Cojuangco to push nuclear power development

Carpio’s statements about the service contract for the Reed/Recto Bank dovetails with the analysis presented by former Ambassador Bobi Tiglao in his Manila Times column “Salim (aka MVP), Razon, Ongpin’s project behind Aquino’s discord with China” today. Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio is clearly lawyering for the oligarchs who hold the service contract for […]

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Business Politics

Duterte disrupted the cronyism that continued under the Aquinos, Cojuangcos, and Lopezes after 1986

It’s obvious that ABS-CBN is biased against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. This is evident in the way it publishes a “report” with a headline like “Duterte sees Xi as ‘personal protector’ vs mutiny – Carpio”. Note that there is no author named for this “report”. It essentially just quotes retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio […]

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Media

The Philippine press is no longer on the Filipino people’s side

Growing up, I read the Bulletin Today, Times Journal and Daily Express. These were the broadsheets in circulation for a “martial law” baby such as I. Newscasts then were perfunctory. The news was read without any commentary, in English. If you wanted the news in the vernacular, there was the AM radio stations. The shift […]

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Entertainment Media

No point celebrating ABS-CBN “death” anniversary because Filipinos have moved on

On this day last year, ABS-CBN died. Yes, it died. Nobody “killed” it. More importantly, nobody really cared because all ABS-CBN was to most Filipinos was a space filler — a channel through which noise was piped to a people uncomfortable with silence that would have otherwise been essential for reflection. The only people who […]

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Media Politics

F Sionil Jose likens Duterte to Magsaysay, Philippine Opposition OFFENDED!

Public intellectuals give their opinions so the people can decide which side to take. The “esteemed” Philippine Star writer Joel Pablo Salud likes to think of himself as being at par with top national artist F. Sionil Jose in a rant he posts on Facebook where he writes of Jose… His influence as national artist […]

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Media

Chiara Zambrano WPS stunt highlights the DISHONESTY of ABS-CBN “journalism”

Following up on John Mangun’s editorial the other day about how journalists in the practice of their profession have forgotten the basic tenets or disregarded the same… Journalism has deteriorated to the point that it is often unrecognizable from propaganda and disinformation. Investigative journalism used to start with “Let’s see where this leads us.” Currently, […]

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Caught on video: ABS-CBN vehicle refuses to give way to emergency response team!

Is this acceptable behaviour for media personnel in the midst of what is clearly an emergency situation where qualified and authorised personnel should be given priority access to? Apparently the chi chi folk at ABS-CBN think it is seeing how they ignore the pleas coming from the driver of an emergency response vehicle to let […]