Yellowtards feeling awkward after “Bikoy” tells all!

It must be really awkward for the Yellowtards now that Peter Joemel Advincula (a.k.a. “Bikoy”) admits on record that he lied about everything in his “The Real Narco-list” videos.

Advincula also said his claims were “orchestrated” by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and the Liberal Party, a claim immediately denied by an official official of the group and an ally of the lawmaker.

One of the earliest breakers of the first “Bikoy” video was Queen of all Fact Checking in the Philippines, Ellen Tordesillas who exclaimed in a blog she wrote about it, “This is riveting.”

A who’s who of “activists” and influencers followed suit to share the videos.

One of them is Dr Sylvia Claudio a Professor of “Women and Development Studies” who gushed about Bikoy’s “revelations” in this April 13 tweet

Throughout, the “activist” group Silent No More kept its flock updated on the latest episode of the “Bikoy” series as these came online.

No less than Inquirer editor John Nery himself issued rave reviews about the “Bikoy” videos, proclaiming “THIS is the real (video) scandal” as he too shared a link to the video.

Indeed, the biggest gifts the Yellowtards are giving Filipinos are lessons coming straight out of their own stupidity.

Inquirer editor John Nery’s (@jnery_newsstand) intelligence-insulting FAQs on Maria Ressa’s “press freedom” circus

Inquirer editor John Nery asks himself a simple question in his column today, Assault on press freedom? Q and A:

“If the cyberlibel case [against Maria Ressa] was presumed regular, why is it an assault on press freedom?”

You’d think Nery would take this opportunity to articulate a really precise answer to this question to clarify all the confusion surrounding Ressa’s “assault on press freedom” circus. But no.

Here is his CONVOLUTED answer:

It relies on an extreme legal strategy that imperils everyone who posts online or on social media. In that sense, it is an assault not only on the freedom of the press but on freedom of expression itself. But the case must also be understood as part of a pattern: It is only one of nine cases filed against Rappler, with more investigations under way. Only those who refuse to see will fail to recognize the orchestrated character of the attacks on Rappler — and thus on a free press.

Huh??

It’s a baldly dishonest answer. For one thing consider how he describes those who disagree with his point of view whom he lumps under the label “Those who refuse to see”.

This is an unfounded judgemental label that altogether shuts down any further debate on the matter as far as Nery and the chi chi members of his clique’s points of view are concerned.

Mr Nery should apply a bit of humility to his writing. The fact is, there are many who put forth WELL-ARTICULATED arguments that he and his ilk REFUSE to consider. It’s an irony that flies way above their pointed heads.

Ph “journalism” has lost CREDIBILITY because people like @jnery_newsstand and @JeffCrisostomo INSULT their readers’ intelligence!

We see now the extent of the perverted thinking of certain self-appointed authorities on the profession of “journalism”. According to “communications and legislative officer” Jeff Crisostomo, for example, “journalists” are people who ought to harbour more progressive views

Just saw @jiggymanicad’s latest statements thru tweets from @rapplerdotcom. Cringe fest. You’d think that as a journalist, he would have more progressive views, but no. After he loses, he’d be more fit serving under the likes of Andanar than return to journalism. Zero credibility

Wait a minute, Mr Crisostomo, why do you stereotype “journalists” as people necessarily harbouring “more progressive views”? There are journalists who articulate conservative views too, you know. What makes you an authority on what side of the political spectrum “journalists” should be inhabiting?

And, for his part, former Inquirer editor John Nery is suggesting that this “progressive” side is the only valid side of the journalism profession and that any journalist who runs counter to this side is “betraying” his profession.

Wow.

People like Crisostomo and Nery are the reasons their “side” of the journalism profession had lost all credibility — because they INSULT the intelligence of their readers.

Jesus Falcis’s “wedding gift” to @PinoyAkoBlog reveals the treachery in Jover Laurio’s social climbing!

Lawyer Jesus Falcis, brother of Kris Aquino’s estranged business manager Nicko, is no longer invited to Yellowtard blogger Jover Laurio’s wedding today for obvious reasons. But he’s got a wedding gift for her nonetheless in the form of more resibos seemingly detailing more of the lengths to which Laurio would go to achieve her purported social climbing objectives.

In a new series of screenshots, this time detailing the last chat exchanges he had with Laurio, Falcis reveals what seems to be Laurio’s hand in exacerbating the now-infamous spat between Nicko and Aquino that led to the train wreck that is the once-vast and effective Yellowtard social media and PR enterprise that was Kris Aquino Inc and Pinoy Ako Blog.

It seems to have started with Falcis attempting to clarify that the trouble was mainly between his brother Nicko and Aquino, the latter Falcis appears to describe as “someone more powerful” out to “malign” his brother who only wanted to “quite [Aquino] and move on to bigger things”.

What follows is a series of chat exchanges in the aftermath of what appears to be Falcis’s shocking discovery that Laurio had shared or “leaked” the discussion they had in confidence to Aquino.

In his Facebook note to Laurio, Falcis laments after this fallout…

It was naive for me to think you wouldn’t snitch on me to Kris. I knew you worked with her before all the brouhaha happened. But I didn’t know you got P195,000 worth of boosts until I had to help my brother document all the expenses.

Did you know that my brother punched me four (4) times when he found out that Kris was angrier because you snitched on me? That all the attempts to pacify and appease a crazy, irrational, and egotistic oligarch went out the window the moment Kris Aquino found out that I didn’t think my brother was guilty?

Yes, you played a major role in this drama that was forced upon us by Kris Aquino. And what did you get for it after? She dropped you like a hot potato. You denied being boosted by her but she contradicted that in her IG admission.

The following screenshot appears to exhibit signs that Laurio was trying to salvage the situation. But it was too late.

The rest is history. We now know that Aquino has distanced herself from Laurio and the ill-fated Yellowtard social media stunt Pinoy Ako Blog. Falcis goes on to rub in the reality to Laurio as he continues his letter…

Now that you know she will not protect you, I want to tell you that in the future if somebody violates your rights I will fight for you. But please, don’t step on the rights of others.

Not for oligarchs. You were a mere pawn for her, a self-proclaimed Queen.

In light of all that, one wonders who among the chi chi VIPs Laurio had lined up as her wedding sponsors would still grace this occasion today. To be fair, she could likely count on former Inquirer.net editor-in-chief John Nery who looks forward to being there on her “big day”.

See the whole of Jesus Falcis’s Facebook note to Jover Laurio here.

[NB: Hyperlinks added to all blockquoted text by author for the benefit of the readers of this article and do not reflect the means Jesus Falcis employs to substantiate his assertions on the matter.]

I requested Inquirer editor @jnery_newsstand to comment on the @PinoyAkoBlog #PABoostNga circus, but he couldn’t be bothered to respond

I found it kind of strange that the retired Editor-in-Chief of the venerable Philippine Daily Inquirer would issue a public greeting to Yellowtard blogger Jover Laurio referring to her coming wedding knowing full well that a public tweet is fair game for anyone to respond to.

So I thought I’d do just that and respond to it in the form of what I thought was a reasonable enough question

I was shocked that I didn’t get a response! I guess I know now how a reporter feels when writing a story and offering the subject of that story the opportunity to comment on the angle being explored and getting no response. Quite funny that the erstwhile editor of the illustrious Inquirer finds himself doing exactly what frustrates practitioners of his esteemed profession.

I’m not worthy of course. Jover Laurio, after all, was crowned 2017’s Filipino of the Year by Nery himself. So I don’t really blame him for being partial to his own creation.