There is a conspiracy to pillory President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in an attempt to taint his reputation, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile bared Wednesday.Citing information from “credible” source, Enrile cautioned that certain groups… Read More
BLACK PROPAGANDA: Media war in Davao election goes dirty
“The AFP shall ensure that terrorists will not be able to use social media as means to advance the ends of terrorism, recruit new members, and generate financial support,” AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay said .
Gapay said the AFP is sparing no effort to curb terrorist activities and propaganda on social media, during the first in a series of virtual training by the military with social media giant Facebook .
“The AFP views Facebook along with other social networking sites as platforms to disseminate accurate information that would empower our people to see through the lies, and reject terrorist organizations masquerading as pro-people,” Gapay said.
He added that Facebook could be the medium that will help consolidate the peoples’ support to the AFP whose mandate is to protect and defend the state against various threats to peace and security.
“The AFP looks forward to conducting more training with Facebook to better equip its personnel in honing the strengths of social media as a platform to push forward the government’s national development campaigns,” Gapay said. READ MORE
Two Indigenous People Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in Surigao del Sur province lambasted the communist New People’s Army (NPA) for “spreading lies and unsubstantiated information” on the Philippine Army. Datu Rico H. Maca, the IPMR of San Miguel town, and Jawudon Jumar… Read More
By GIGIE ARCILLA
A member of the European Union (EU) Parliament has blamed western media for the bad image of President Rodrigo Duterte before the world audience.
“I think it’s through the western media that President Duterte is being painted as some semi-dictator and generally democratically elected. But I have a different point of view because I think the world is a very huge place and the Philippines has a different culture than Europe,” said Tom Vandrendriesshe as he brushed aside negative reports about the Philippines.
In Brussels, Belgium, Vandrendriesshe also expressed concern over reports about international funding to communist-linked organizations in the Philippines.
Vandrendriesshe vowed to help the Philippine government put a stop to the flow of financial support .
“I intend to make a dialogue with the Belgium government about the international financial transferring of money. We will have a great picture on where the money is coming from and to which organization it goes and which, should I say, violate the law,” said Tom Vandrendriesshe, in a meeting here with a Philippine delegation from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on Dec. 4.
Vandrendriesshe, who is a member of the Vlaams Belang National Party and Identity and Democracy Group, said as part of the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he is happy to help the Philippines.
“My party is a right-wing party so we advocate democracy and freedom of speech, free enterprise. We are also an anti-communist party and have a long tradition of defending regional identities in different countries. We have risen, standing up against the promotion and advancement of radical Islam, I believe these also threaten the Philippines,” he added.
Lawyer Norberto M. Navarro, NCIP Commissioner who headed the Philippine delegation, said they are glad that Vandrendriesshe shares the same mind, especially that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA) are actually terrorist groups that have been declared as such by the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
“The protection of indigenous peoples is live and robust in our country, but it’s been painted by communist groups as bad, that we have been neglecting. One, because it’s for bringing up stories; and second, because they are vulnerable. The indigenous peoples are vulnerable and easily manipulated,” Navarro said.
He said identified international non-government organizations (NGOs) have been the source of funding by communist groups.
“Wittingly or unwittingly these foreign funding agencies have given their support. At the minimum, 60% of the funding does not go to the communist schools but siphoned off for their armed uprising,” he added. “Four months ago, our Department of Education closed down 52 schools of indigenous peoples because they were found to be using those schools, not for education but to teach children how to become child warriors, how to make bombs, etc.”
Navarro added that because it’s the Belgian government providing funds for these intermediary organizations, referred to by the Philippines as foreign funding agencies (FFAs), it’s also a matter of responsibility how the latter attach conditions for the use of these funds.
Vandrendriesshe floated the question if these NGOs have ties with communist parties in Belgium.
“Because we also have a communist party here, and it’s very small. But we do know they have a lot of international ties, they are very interested in that,” he added.
He brushed aside negative reports about the Philippines.
“I think it’s through the western media that President Duterte is being painted as some semi-dictator and generally democratically elected. But I have a different point of view because I think the world is a very huge place and the Philippines has a different culture than Europe,” he said.
He also appreciated the Philippine delegation’s effort of addressing the matter to the Belgian government and having documented facts for the European Union and other governments in the European countries.
“So, these organizations, some are terrorists. These are typical organizations founded in the 70s,” he said.
Here in Europe, he added, they depict themselves as being some kind of neutral organization, which isn’t basically true.
“But it’s good that you gave me other information. I’ll be glad to read. It’s good to be informed on this kind of topics which impact your country,” he said. (PNA)
Fake news may ruin rightful candidates’ chances
With three weeks left before the mid-term elections, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday urged the voters not to allow fake news to ruin the chances of the candidates who can serve the country well.
“Ngayong panahon ng eleksyon na kapag hinayaan nating nanalo ang fake news, kawawa naman iyong mga kandidatong puwede sanang manilbihan nang wasto, nang husto (Now that we are in an election season, if we let fake news win, it is unfair for candidates who can serve the people well),” Andanar said in a radio dzXL interview.
Andanar said if people will allow disinformation to prevail “we are actually allowing ourselves to be cheated” by unfair elections which basically destroys the democratic election process.
He specifically cited an anonymous video circulating online which linked former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to the illegal drug trade.
“Ano ba ang sinabi ni Bikoy? (What did Bikoy say?) Si Secretary Bong Go ay isa raw sa mga naging drug lord at isa raw sa mga taong mayroong tattoo sa likod, dragon, etcetera, pero wala naman (That Secretary Bong Go is one of the drug lords and has a tattoo in the back which was disproved),” Andanar said.
“So napakalaking (it is a huge) disinformation, fake news,” he added.
Andanar expressed optimism that war against fake news can be won through a unified action by the media, government, and voters.
“Kung tayo sa mass media ay mayroon tayong mga patakaran, (If we in mass media have) rules and regulations, and we regulate ourselves. Ang problema kasi sa social media, eh bawat isang tao broadcaster sa social media eh (The problem with social media is that each user is a broadcaster),” the PCOO chief said.
“We should practice our civic responsibility of sharing only truthful, correct, the right information,” he added.
Go, former top aide of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, earlier bared his tattoo-free back to disprove the allegations in the video titled “Ang Totoong Narco List” (The True Narcolist).
A certain “Bikoy”, former record keeper of a narcotics ring operating in Southern Luzon and Visayas, had also linked presidential son and former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte to the illegal drug syndicate. (PNA)
MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, FROM WHICH JOVER LAURIO IS SUFFERING NOW BECAUSE OF THE MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES (DILAWAN PROPAGANDISTS) THAT HAVE TAKEN OVER HER EMOTIONALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY, IS A MENTAL DISORTER CHARACTERIZED BY DELUSION.