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Friday, June 3, 2016

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines surrenders. Will not boycott Duterte ~SHARE


Claiming 'we cannot abdicate our duty', the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said it will not boycott Duterte. The fact is that they cannot and will not boycott Duterte because they need Duterte more than he needs them. Without Duterte NEWS, fewer people will by their newspaper, listen to the radio or watch the news on TV. The news audience will go to the media outlet that will have DUTERTE news.

Here is a simple fact, Duterte is so controversial that both Duterte's haters and supporters will watch what he says and does; and the newspaper, radio, online news, or television network who has the stories will have higher ratings. Advertisers go to the media outlet with the highest ratings.

So media, let's stop the bullshit, this is all about money.

The basis of my comments is the www.gmanetwork.com story shown below. Please comment and share your thoughts.

No boycott for Duterte, media group says
www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/568645/news/nation/no-boycott-for-duterte-media-group-says
Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena/KBK, GMA News
Published June 3, 2016 12:29pm

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Friday said it would never renounce its duty as members of the media despite President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's "dare" for them to boycott him if they don't like his statements.

“As for your dare to boycott you, we are very sorry but we will not, cannot, indulge you... for while we may have our differences, as we have had with past presidents, it has never occurred to us to abdicate our duty, which is to keep watch on government and help ensure it does right by the governed and to scrutinize and ask the hard questions,” the group said in a letter signed by its National Directorates.

International media press freedom advocate Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged the Philippine media to boycott the press conferences of Duterte until he apologizes for saying that most of the slain journalists in the country were corrupt.

The NUJP earlier said such remark has put members of the media in harms way.

The group, however, admitted that corruption exists in media but stressed that  "nothing, not corruption, and certainly not truth-telling, can ever justify murder."

"We are sure you agree that journalists, both the good and the bad, are citizens entitled to equal protection of the law,” the group said.

“This, Sir, is why we raise such a ruckus whenever a journalist is murdered. Because, again, we stress, nothing can ever justify murder,” it added.

According to the group, what they want is for a government that would care enough that murder does not go unpunished.

Since democracy was restored in the country in 1986, 174 journalists and mediamen have been killed, according to NUJP's tally.

While some of Duterte’s closest aide said his statement regarding the slain journalist was taken out of context, NUJP chairperson Ryan Rosauro said the "burden of clarity" is with him.

“Kung re-reviewhin mo kasi, the burden of clarity is with him. Kung ano ‘yung intention niya, ‘yun dapat ‘yung klarong lumalabas sa kaniyang bibig,” Rosauro said in an interview on “News to Go”.

“Hindi naman tayo humihingi ng security guard. This is not just about having security people on your side. This is about the general atmosphere of impunity that has taken root in our country. Kapag usapang media killings, dito dapat dalhin ang usapan,” he added.

Meanwhile, the group hopes that Duterte would stick to his words on ending contractualization, which the group believes is one of the causes why some journalists resort to corruption.

“We do hope you will be willing to help us and other media organizations address the often onerous working conditions faced by so many of our colleagues in the frontlines, the long hours for meager pay and, at times, deliberate orders to violate ethics at the risk of losing their jobs,” NUJP said. —Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena/KBK, GMA News

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26 comments:

  1. Then You(Media) must also Look for your Comrades and Boses who tell Lies and Biased Reports... We read and Seen your Reports on Newspaper and TV and Radio... What we See and Hear are Lies and Twisted from the truth... So what is that? Don't Feel your so Important to the Country... as :Long as You(Media) tell the Truth... but if is Not... You have No right to complain and Demand things...

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  2. I knew they won't boycott because they cannot get nothing out of it.

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  3. Kayong mga corrupt media hindi kayo kailangan ni Tatay Digong.

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  4. Huwaw! Tapos sa huli, kayo rin pala ang hihingi ng tulong kay Digong?! Ang galeng nyo naman mga journalists!! Hihingi lang kayo ng atensyon sa paraang sanay na sanay tlg kayo, ang manira at manakot. You're so pathetic!

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  5. Kayo ang nag-sabing boycott si Duterte ngayon nagpapaboycott siya ayaw naman ninyo. Parang Poker nag call si Duterte sa bluff ninyo at Hindi kayo Kumasa kayo ang talunan ngayon. So, si Duterte ang tama Hindi kayong mga inutil na media. Puro kapalpakan ang ginawa ninyo Kung tinuloy ninyo ang boycott pwede sigurong nasa side ninyo ako.

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  6. If that is the issue..... Bakit kayo nag journalist kung alam nyo naman ang hirap at walang kasiguraduhan? Eh di nag iba na lang kayo ng linya na lucrative ang pay and no occupational hazards. Journalists must not and don't deserve to express their sentiments about pay, high risks etc. because they chose the profession. If they result to corruption, malinaw na ginusto nila yan at maaring sa umpisa pangangailangan puro twice, thrice mong ginagawa ibig sabihin they liked doing it.

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    1. this corrupt media people were "testing the grounds" kung saan nila kayang pasukin si Digong.. ang kaso Kumasa ng sabayan...stalemate ang negosyo ng mga bokya, kaya ngayon parang mga tutang bahag buntot nauugod ugod at naghihintay ng Blessing ni Digong.. Kumita na yang style nyo noon.. buking na kung baga..

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  7. The truth, mga networks binabayaran ng Abno govt. Si Digong no way magbayad. Mga journalist, ang yayabang. . media ako, media ako. Eh ano kung media kayo.. Ngayon namedyahan kayo ni Digong. LOL. Mga primadona, may social media na. You can't twist the truth anymore. we can re view now the whole story somewhere. We found out, most of the time, you are biased. Anyway 26 more days to go, overhaul. Drastic change is coming.

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  8. “We do hope you will be willing to help us and other media organizations address the often onerous working conditions faced by so many of our colleagues in the frontlines, the long hours for meager pay and, at times, deliberate orders to violate ethics at the risk of losing their jobs,” NUJP said. —Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena/KBK, GMA News

    This is a similar statement that the Custom's employee said "Eh kung tataasan nila sweldo namin sa customs eh di na kami gagawa ng kalokohan"!

    Maybe you're in the wrong profession too!

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    1. so that is the alibi? economic reason why you people cannot publish the "truth" instead you twist it to the different direction to attract attention and hoping that you can manipulate Digong to your liking? You really are pathetic,and i really don't blame President Elect Duterte to Ban you people to cover his activity..

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  9. hindi po ba totoo? halos lahat na sa mga mamahayag ay nakalimot na sa kanilang katungkulan na mag hatid ng pawang katotohanang balita lamang...di nyo po ba nahahalata halos ng mga balita ay Featured Content and not exactly News content? At katungkulan nilang maghatid ng balita kaya dapat naiintindihan ito hanggang sa mga napaka simpleng tao...ang ginagawa ng karamihang mamamahayag ay gumagamit sila ng mga hindi common na mga pananalita sa kanilang balita...akala nila magiging sikat at titingalaing mautak sila...ok naman yon pero nakalimutan nilang gampanan na dapat itong maintindihan ng sankataohan....at masaklap pa doon, nakikipolitika na rin ang karamihan sa mga mamamahayag sa panahong ito sa ngalan ng pera....

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  10. you spit fire and yet you cannot handle it by shielding to your so called "duty". shame on you hypocrites, you tarnish the image of those who do clean and honest journalism.

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  11. Just like being poor is not an excuse to steal. You chose a profession that has death as an accompanied risk. You dont like that? Go be a nurse or a doctor. Duterte's statements did not encourage killing. It brought to light one of the root causes of the problem. Just like the police force and military. LINISIN NYO RIN ANG BAKURAN NYO PARA BUMALIK ANG RESPETO NG TAO SA INYO. PURO KAYO OUT OF CONTEXT MAGPALIWANAG OR SINASADYA NYO PARA MAG MUKHANG CHISMISS PANG HABOL NG RATINGS. Kung kaya nyong ipagpalit sa Ratings ang Moral compass nyo. Then be ready to watch your back. There is no way the govt can predict what people you pissed off will do next. Follow the code of conduct. Speak the truth. You are just as responsible as government officials on changing our country. The pen is sometimes mightier than the sword. Thats why minsan bala na lang ang pinangtatapat sa inyo. Destroy someones honor. Expect revenge.

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  12. mga taga media boycott nio mga puwet nio...

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  13. Mediamen, hindi lng kayo ang binigyan ng Diyos ng dila para magsalita at magsabi ng totoo. . Ang problema kasi karamihan sa inyo nasisilaw din sa pera. . Pero kung makadale kayo ng tao . Parang ang linis linis nio . Gusto nio n isipin ng mga tao n totoo lahat ng balita nio. . THE TRUTH REALLY HURTS. . nasaktan kayo kasi totoo ang sinasabi ni duterte

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  14. Mediamen, hindi lng kayo ang binigyan ng Diyos ng dila para magsalita at magsabi ng totoo. . Ang problema kasi karamihan sa inyo nasisilaw din sa pera. . Pero kung makadale kayo ng tao . Parang ang linis linis nio . Gusto nio n isipin ng mga tao n totoo lahat ng balita nio. . THE TRUTH REALLY HURTS. . nasaktan kayo kasi totoo ang sinasabi ni duterte

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  15. yOU MEDIA PEOPLE ARE GOSSIPERS AND DISTURBED. YOU ARE ABUSIVE AND YOU MUST BE KILLED. . I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I AM A JOURNALIST MAJOR.....TANG INA NIYO

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