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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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What Maria Ressa does NOT want the Filipino to know about Rappler and the Omidyar Network

Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal write about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, in “How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape”. With offices in Washington, Silicon Valley, and six foreign countries, the Omidyar Network propagates the neoliberal ideology of its billionaire namesake through “impact investing” and […]

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Leni Robredo is the Philippines’ biggest gaslighter — probably suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I thought this was a column piece of substance considering its author is a former Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In “The social media imperative” published on the Philippine Star, Roberto Romulo writes of “trolls”… “It was these ‘warriors’ on social media who delivered the presidency to Duterte, who won with over 16.6 million votes–convincingly and […]

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Maria Ressa showed her arrogance during her interview with Stephen Sackur of HardTalk.

I finally had a chance to listen to the whole podcast of BBC journalist Stephen Sackur’s interview with Maria Ressa in his program HardTalk. Sackur did manage to ask some hard questions, which Ressa simply tried to dodge. She did not answer the questions directly. She kept insisting President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity is a product […]

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Government Politics

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim should be SUMMONED to Malacanang to explain contempt of Philippine court!

What is the meaning of this “concern” US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim expressed in a tweet he issued the other day over the guilty verdict handed down by a Philippine court on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa? Is Ambassador Kim suggesting that the United States has a legal opinion or even a say on […]

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Business Media

Reuters-Oxford report ranks Rappler with Abante and Bulgar among LEAST TRUSTED news media outlets!

A report used in a piece published by a certain Yvonne Chua of the University of the Philippines showed that Rappler was among the least trusted brands in Philippine news media. The report, published by the University of Oxford and the Reuters Institute showed Rappler alongside tabloid publications Abante and Bulgar at the bottom of […]

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Media

Rappler LIES in its claim that there is “overwhelming” interest in Maria Ressa documentary

According to a tweet fielded by Rappler, there was an “overwhelming number of requests” for the much-hyped PBS “documentary” A Thousand Cuts which features none other than Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. No details as to where or in what form these “requests” come from was provided. Were these emailed? Was there a trending hashtag on […]

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Crime Media

ORCHESTRATED promotion of Maria Ressa’s plight DOMINATES Philippine media!

As expected, Rappler is again using its trademark lazy style of “journalism” (cherry-picking tweets) and promoting its own CEO, Maria Ressa’s agenda in time for a critical court decision to be handed out tomorrow (Monday) on a case involving her. This is the sort of CROOKED journalism that is killing mainstream news media! Ressa’s “allies” […]

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Media

Maria Ressa named among “most influential” by @TIME, but who or what exactly has she influenced?

As if TIME Magazine had not learned any lessons over the course of its slide to irrelevance over the last decade or so, it goes on and reportedly names Rappler CEO Maria Ressa among its “100 Women of the Year”. Time‘s “100 Women of the Year,” a list of the most influential women of the […]

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Gagging ABS-CBN is the right thing to do. Here’s why…

The latest development surrounding Solicitor General Jose Calida’s initiative to shut down ABS-CBN is his request to the Supreme Court to issue a gag order against the Philippines’ top media network. In a very urgent motion, the government’s top counsel wanted to prohibit “parties and persons acting on their [network’s] behalf” from releasing statements surrounding […]