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Saturday, June 11, 2016

ABS-CBN twist the truth again. Find out how manipulative they are ~SHARE

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte answers questions during his press conference at the "Malacanang of the South" in Davao City on Thursday evening (June 2, 2016). ABSCBN News

Maybe it's because they have nothing else to write or maybe they want to mislead the public again or maybe it is both.

On  Jun 09 2016 09:24 AM, published an article written by Manny Mogato of Reuters. The title of the article is After outcry, Duterte says does not condone journalist killings.

Why is this article's misleading? The ABSCBN article is dishonest because it gives the impression that Duterte condoned the killing of journalist then later changed its mind.

To quote Teddy Locsin, Jr. "He did not endorse killing corrupt journalist, he meant it is not surprising they are killed".

Imagine, this article states that Duterte changed his stance about killing journalist because the Duterte administration announced that it was "vowing to protect them (the journalist) and pursue their killers".

How can the Duterte administration change its stance about killing the journalist when they never endorsed the killing?

Is that so hard to understand?

I am sure media understood that clearly, but they decided to go with the lie instead of the truth because it benefits them.  If you recall, Duterte announced that he would go after power companies like Meralco.

Who owns Meralco? Isn't it the Lopez family of ABS-CBN?  Isn't it in the best interest of ABS-CBN to make sure Duterte fails? And what better way than by weakening his popularity by spreading a lie.

Shown below is the basis of my comments.  It is a Jun 09 2016 09:24 AM article written by Manny Mogato of Reuters. The title of the article is After outcry, Duterte says does not condone journalist killings. Click the title link to go directly to the article.

After outcry, Duterte says does not condone journalist killings
Manny Mogato, Reuters, Posted at Jun 09 2016 09:24 AM

MANILA - Denounced by journalists' groups for a comment that news people were "not exempted from assassination", Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday changed his stance, vowing to protect them and pursue their killers.

The 71-year-old lawyer was elected president on May 9, propelled by his loud approval of hundreds of execution-style killings of criminals over nearly two decades, and takes office at the end of June.

About 175 journalists have been killed in the Philippines since 1986. The country ranks 138th among 180 nations in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders.

"I do not condone nor tolerate killing of journalists, regardless of the motive of the killers, or the reason for their killing," said Duterte, who has stopped holding news conferences in the wake of his controversial remarks.

"I never said that killing journalists is justified because they are involved in corruption," Duterte said in a statement sent to news organizations by his spokesman, Salvador Panelo.

"My duty as president is to uphold and enforce the law and I will pursue and prosecute these killers to the hilt."

Last week, Duterte said journalists were "not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a bitch", drawing an outcry from journalist groups, including France-based Reporters Without Borders, which called for a press boycott of the leader.

"Reporters Without Borders is outraged by Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's comment yesterday that corrupt journalists are legitimate murder targets," the group said on June 1, demanding legal action against him.

Although political allies said Duterte, who has been mayor of the southern city of Davao for seven terms, was quoted out of context, he himself declined to apologize for his fierce media criticism, characterizing some journalists as "vultures".

Duterte blasts 'vultures pretending to be journalists'

On Wednesday, Duterte explained the context of his comment.

"What I said is that you don't have to be a journalist to be the subject of an assassination," he added.
"There are many cases where journalists are killed by reason of their advocacy, but there are those who are killed because they take sides and accept bribes and renege on their commitments.
"The noble vocation of journalism does not apply to extortionists and criminals."

A Philippine group of lawyers and journalists working for press freedom said it welcomed Duterte's latest statement.

"We hope that we will hear from him not just a clear policy directive against the culture of impunity, but concrete steps to cripple and finally eradicate it," said Romel Regalado Bagares of the Center for International Law in Manila. (Reporting by Manuel Mogato and Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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