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CBCP releases list of fake news sites

Published June 27, 2017 11:57am


Amid the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) call for the public to refrain from spreading alternative facts, fake news, or false information, it has also released a partial list of websites that purvey “fake or unverified content.”

The following sites according to CBCP are “carrying fake or unverified content”:

But Pinoy Trending refuted the list, saying: “You can notice that most of the websites included by the CBCP are writing good things about the government which they are criticizing because of the policies of the Duterte administration against criminals.”

The CBCP in a Pastoral Exhortation against Fake News earlier underscored that  “Christians cannot be part of falsehood, deceit, and lies.”

“The active involvement of citizens in creating a nurturing society steeped in justice depends on the truth. That is the service to which media is called. That is why we have schools and colleges and universities. That is why teaching is a noble profession. That is why books and magazines, journals, and articles are published,” the bishops said.

In a GMA News’ Unang Balita report, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz called on the public to be aware of the “standard news.”

“Let us be aware of what these standard news maker say and publish so that we’ll have a comparison with those who publish fake news. Alam natin kung anong totoo, kung anong tama, pagkat ito’y galing sa mga media sources na kapani-paniwala, na matagal nang nandiyan, na matagal nang nagbabalita,” he said.  Marlly Rome Bondoc/RSJ/KVD, GMA News



No! Trillanes Did Not Lose It

Senator Trillanes is our beacon of truth and principle! He has always known what to do and it is good to see him proud to show his cerebral prowess during the BBC interview. Love him since he loves our Liberal cause. Yeah Mr. Robles, insulting our hero Noynoy again. You can never see his contribution to this country. Face it, you are not as smart as he is. You should try smoking marijuana. 



Trillanes loses it

Banging your head against a brick wall while smoking marijuana, which is most certainly not the most popular narcotic in the land, will never amount to anything good. I’m not saying that Senator Antonio Trillanes is guilty of doing both, but judging from his responses to the flak he received after he was interviewed on BBC last week, you could be forgiven if you believed he did just that.

Because this week, Trillanes declared in a statement that his grilling by Stephen Sackur, the BBC HARDtalk presenter, was “one of the proudest moments of my public life.” (Suddenly, I hate to ask the senator what the proudest moments of his private life are.)

Of course, I am familiar with the damage-control strategy that Trillanes seems hell-bent on employing here, after he was adjudged as having exposed himself as a nincompoop before an international TV audience. It is the same one employed by his former boss, Noynoy Aquino, when the latter announced that the non-moving traffic jams on Edsa were actually a good thing, because they were a sign of a surging economy.

The playbook, such as it is, calls for denying any mistake or crime and turning garbage into gold, despite all evidence and universal agreement to the contrary. That’s how Aquino, whose only real infrastructure achievement was to build a fearsome, well-funded, three-secretary propaganda juggernaut, was able to get away with all the crazy stuff he did over six years: He never admitted any wrongdoing and he claimed victory even in abject defeat.

The 2012 standoff at Scarborough Shoal between a lone Philippine Navy warship and a part of the Chinese fleet is one of the most embarrassing of examples, internationally, of the operation of this Yellow strategy. When Aquino realized that the US Seventh Fleet would not back up his ship in its foolhardy mission, he declared that it had to turn back “for refueling”; no harm, no foul.

If we assume that Trillanes is merely engaged in some following some belated, consuelo de bobo rearguard PR action, then I have a good idea of what the other proud moments of his public life are. They must be named Oakwood and Manila Peninsula, hotels where he led military uprisings that ended in crushing defeat within a day, as Sackur pointedly told the senator.

Unfortunately, only someone who has really jarred his brain by using it as a battering ram against bricks in his jail cell will believe that. Or, as the BBC presenter said politely, someone totally “out of tune” with reality.

But I have to assume that Trillanes has not completely gone batty during his long incarceration as a twice-failed putschist. Otherwise, I must conclude that, from being out of tune, he is now out of his mind.

My only consolation is that in a couple of years, Trillanes will also be out of a job as a senator. Then, he will be able to trade stories of epic stonewalling with the man who, among his many other sins to the nation, allowed Trillanes to leave jail and inflict his strange brand of craziness on an entire country.

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If you want fake news, perhaps you should ask the propaganda-savvy left-wing groups to give you some. If they can come up with specific cases of crimes committed by the military in Marawi City, all the better.

There is no question that the continuing war in Marawi has made heroes of soldiers in the eyes of the Filipino people. And that is something that the Philippine Left, which has denounced the military for committing all manner of abuses and “crimes against the people” for so many decades, will certainly never allow.

It’s saddening that the leftists, who are fighting to stay relevant at a time when they are no longer even in the national conversation, should be making unfounded (because there have been no specific incident reports) of rape, looting and other crimes committed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in Marawi. I can only conclude, because of the lack of a single recorded incident, that the leftists are up to their old propaganda tricks.

It’s safe to say that while the war against the IS-inspired Maute terrorist group in Marawi has not yet ended more than a month after it began last May 23, the AFP and PNP units involved in the fighting have already won over the hearts of their countrymen. The outpouring of support for our troops from all over the country, including the Muslims and even the displaced Maranaos of Marawi itself, who despise the terrorists with a passion, must have made the leftists extremely jealous.

After all, the goodwill enjoyed by the troops goes against the old leftist narrative that security forces since the Marcos years have preyed on the citizenry in the guise of putting down various rebellions. This probably prompted the militant women’s group Gabriela to make the claim that Muslim women from Marawi fled to evacuation centers in nearby Iligan City and elsewhere to escape the “threat” of rape from the soldiers fighting the Maute.

This is an unsubstantiated claim that must be exposed for what it is: A brazen attempt by the Left to discredit the military, which finds itself in the new and unfamiliar role of being true defenders of the people.

But the Left, as a result of its own depredations on the population, its bloody and divisive internal power struggles and its insistence on espousing a discredited ideology, has already become irrelevant. It will not profit in any way from its efforts to accuse our soldiers of crimes they did not commit.

Topics: Jojo Robles , Trillanes loses it , Senator Antonio Trillanes , Stephen Sackur , BBC HARDtalk

Touchdown Trillanes!!!

It does not matter what this fool says. Trillanes knew what he was doing. Exposing that loser Duterte and he succeeded. Just like he did with Oakwood and Peninsula because that witch Gloria ended up in jail and Trillanes left jail and has been servicing loyally and faithfully. Not sure if I will choose Trillanes looks or his brains. What a hunka hunka burning love. 









Antonio Trillanes: 24-minute disaster on BBC

I HAVE been watching BBC’s HARDtalk from way back when Tim Sebastian was still its host, and since Stephen Sackur took over the interview program in 2004. I thought and still think it is far and away the toughest interview show on television, daring to grill its titled subjects with tough questioning and pulling no punches.

Over the years, I have idly hoped that HARDtalk would get around to interviewing Filipino Presidents, so we could see them squirm and bluff their way through the ordeal. I deliciously imagined Noynoy Aquino on the hot seat, melting like butter.

So, it was disappointing that for HARDtalk’s first interview of a Filipino political figure, Stephen Sackur picked, of all people, Sen. Antonio Trillanes, the man who can’t be embarrassed by no matter how many pratfalls. If, as Konrad Adenauer said, “a thick skin is a gift from God,” Trillanes was given two hides.

BBC gave up, I surmise, on getting an interview with President Rodrigo Duterte, who measures up better with the program’s caliber of interviewees: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez (who rarely granted interviews to Western media), Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, South African President Thabo Mbeki, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Burmese President Thein Sein, who led Burma’s military junta (“the interview made headlines around the world”); and President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, who “rarely gives interviews” and whom Sackur subsequently described as “living in a parallel universe, a place where embarrassment does not exist.”

Trillanes as substitute

The HARDtalk team led by Stephen Sackur probably thought that with Trillanes, they would be getting a colorful and interesting substitute. They got deceived by the two coup attempts that went nowhere, and Trillanes’ election to the Senate in spite of them.

But what HARDtalk got instead may be the dullest interview it has ever done, with the interviewee repeatedly failing to understand the questions.

You can watch all 24 minutes of the interview on Youtube, Showbiz government, and Facebook, where netizens are gleefully sharing the piece with friends the world over.

Readers, be warned, this is not just hard talk, this is excruciating to watch.

No one does it like Duterte

The HARDtalk interview opens low-key with this introduction by Sackur: “When it comes to populist politics delivered with menace and robust action, no one does it quite like Rodrigo Duterte, elected President of the Philippines a year ago. Since he came to power, around 7,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs and crime. Human rights groups are aghast, but a majority of Filipinos seem to admire his iron fist policy. Is President Duterte taking the Philippines and the region in a new direction?”

Trillanes did not understand the question. He looked bewildered from the start.

Throughout his public life, Trillanes has been seeking the spotlight, especially on the global stage. Yet here he was, handed a megaphone by the BBC, the premier broadcast news media today, and he had no clue how to use the platform to amplify his message and advance his political program in the Philippines.

Sackur prepared, Trillanes not

As the conversation unfolded, it became plain that the conversation was uneven. Trillanes knew nothing about HARDtalk and Sackur. Sackur had taken time to do research on Trillanes and the Philippine situation.

Sackur is no mere broadcaster with a microphone. He knows his stuff. He was schooled at Cambridge and Harvard. He has been based in the Middle East and Washington, D. C. He was embedded with British forces in the Gulf War. And he has seen some of the toughest leaders rise and fall. He did his homework on Trillanes.

Describing Trillanes as one of the fiercest critics of DU30, Sackur remarked that now is a difficult time in the Philippines. He cited in some detail the situation in Mindanao. He suggested that as the President has said, it is time for Filipinos to unify behind the government in order to resolve the crisis in Marawi successfully.

He then placed the senator on the spot by asking whether he supports the President in this situation.

Trillanes adamantly parried the question by claiming that the President has created his own crisis. He agrees that the Mautes have created a crisis in Marawi, but he contends that martial law is not the answer. The AFP can effectively handle this kind of crisis, and its action is what is needed now.

Sackur quoted Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to establish a link between the Maute rebellion and the drug war. He quoted PDEA on the drug situation. Trillanes sought to dispute this portrait of the drug situation by offering his own figures.

Sackur interrupted Trillanes’ spiel to ask: “Are you a democrat?” the senator did not understand the question. He answered that he is a member of the Nacionalista party in the Philippines, which of course is no definition of democracy.

When Sackur described how DU30 during the election campaign spoke of crushing the drug trade through the drug war, Trillanes dismissed government figures as just campaign rhetoric. The country’s real drug situation is far from what DU30 has described it.

The interview shifted to the subject of Arthur Lascañas and Trillanes’ efforts to get him to testify against DU30.
Sackur asked the senator directly, “Do you believe Lascañas’ story?” Trillanes readily said yes.

Sackur then observed how odd it is that the senator, with his experience, is placing so much faith in Lascañas, a confessed murderer.

This set up Sackur’s next point, as he turned the discussion to the subject of Trillanes’ role in two coup attempts, in 2003 and in2007, against the government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He described the failed coups as “pathetic.”

Sackur questioned Trillanes’ democratic faith: “Do you consider a coup a legitimate response to your country’s political situation?” No, Trillanes declared, he does not. Terrorism must be stopped. But martial law is not the answer. The armed forces are the remedy.

Sackur wondered about the senator’s many-sided effort to remove Duterte from the presidency, including impeachment, and the filing of a case at the International Criminal Court. Sackur dismissed the ICC plan as fruitless, saying the court may not even notice the complaint.

DU30 doing a decent job

The interview ended with Sackur telling Trillanes: “In spite of all your fears, President Duterte is doing a decent job: 7 percent growth rate, which the World Bank says will continue.”

As it was, the HARDtalk interview with Trillanes was more positive for the President, than it was for the senator. Had the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) set up the interview, they could not have wished for better.

For Trillanes, this interview was a disaster. For the opposition, it was a setback.

The event is over, but it is on record. And it is on the Internet.

Here was an opportunity to publicly make the case against Duterte on global TV, but Trillanes, the politician of ever uncertain loyalties, wound up boosting the President’s standing and tarnishing his own.

Post-HARDtalk press conference

Reviewing the interview, it’s hard not to conclude that Sackur was professional and focused throughout, while Trillanes appeared to be barking gibberish, not giving much thought to what he said.

Trillanes’ performance reeked of straining too hard to score, and missing his target altogether. There can be little doubt of where his project of unseating Duterte is tending.

It’s an indication of how badly Trillanes fared in HARDtalk that he immediately scheduled a press conference for himself after the broadcast. He appeared at the Kapihan sa Senado, where he addressed members of the Senate press corps. He tried to shift the discussion away from what was asked and what he said on BBC, toward a discussion of the cases of police officials accused of killing Mayor Espinosa.

At the press con, he did not say a word about HARDtalk. He has had enough.




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