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{DISCLAIMER: The following article is written by blogger/Facebook user Jem Birkner}


President Duterte is going to be the biggest victim of bad journalism, I rest my case.

Instead of writing articles and using media platforms which will unite the Nation, cheap writers choose this specific topic which was taken out of context. Watch the video and find the word or thought that “Endorses Media / Journalist Killing” or him “Condoning Media / Journalist Killing”… He stated what and how things are happening now.

Let me personally state I do not support extra judicial.

Killings of any kind, summary or mass killings I believe in due process too.

But let’s assess what kind of person our President is, he’s a realist and he’ll say things as is, not to sugar coat but to expose truths that will sting because it’s happening everywhere.

We do not elect leaders to feel good. They’re there to present pressing national problems and find ways to address it. If you’re looking for a Pope, go to Vatican.

But because not many listen and comprehend full videos now a days, I have cut the clip regarding headlines being published today by the Mainstream Media. I refuse to believe headlines and articles anymore.

Today has just been a classic case of people believing hearsay & scrolling through headlines, as usual. With the attention span of people like birds, I’m not surprised how it’s been handled online and on television.

Although, keep discussing about it until the standard of journalism get’s better. And if you know someone who accepts bribes for articles, expose them.

Duterte is not the media’s favorite person – I can see why, his broken statements seem to give them a hard time to write any “juicy” story, so they make stuff up instead. So at this point, the people themselves need to dissect further.

My UP Diliman professors were right, a lot of the problems stem from journalists who write notes too fast just to write the story rather than LISTENING before writing – and of course, there are people who read sensationalized articles and react like as if they were proven right.


The discussion was a very specific case (JUN PALA), and the example cited was very specific to why these killings happen today, a practice that has to be controlled by the Duterte Administration. It was never ENDORSED or CONDONED.

Where in the video do you hear that he condones such an action? But he cites that it’s a reality TODAY and WHY it happened to certain journalists. It’s called premise, my friends.

It’s a DISCUSSION ABOUT A SPECIFIC TOPIC, not a GENERAL action he has and will condone(s). What a circus.

In case you don’t know who Jun Pala is, eto..
Jun Pala Case: http://archives.newsbreak-knowledge.ph/2005/06/20/the-jun-pala-dilemma/

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About the author: John Fontane


A cyclist and classic car enthusiast, John Fontane loves the movies, rock music, visual arts and the World Wide Web. He is a contributor for Cebu and Davao blog.



  1. Yes ,i agree , di ka napanipaniwala ang mga journalist nowadays …

  2. you’re right. I watched the live streaming too. Inquirer sensationalised it and engaged in cherry picking to sell their paper at Duterte’s expense.

  3. The media reacted to the comment because they know that the statement of the president is true, (bakit mukha kang guity) and they are twisting the topic in order to smokescreen the issue that there are indeed corrupt and abusive journalist. His opinion, the statement he gave did not say anything about killing journalist, but he simply stated what he thought happened. The media reacted differently in my opinion because what the president said is the truth and it is the reflection of what is really happening. The media are simply so hypocrites that they do not want to dwell in the matter because they are all guilty of doing it, or knowing someone who does or they are involved one way or the other in that kind of practice. Chow..

  4. Juliet Solon

    I know where Mayor Duterte is coming from..Once you become a victim of extorsion by media people, you would understand what Duterte is candidly revealing..I know some media people are quivering…This administration will never cower under the threats coming from the “vultures”…purging time for media people..hence the threats by media..

  5. Susan panesa

    Kya ang mga nsaktan sa mga cnv ni Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ngaun cla ay may bukol at nag ngangawngaw …..ngbabalat sibuyas cla samantalang Kung kau ang mgbalita laban sa knya wala cyang cnsv n lumabag kau sa krapatang pantao. …nsan ang mga utak ninyo. ?

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