WATCH: Pro-Duterte blogger had a close encounter with Trillanes in a forum abroad

A pro-Duterte blogger had an encounter with opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes during a forum held in Los Angeles, California on February 11, 2018, Manila time.

Maharlika, her name in social media , grabbed the chance to ask Trillanes. Although one of the security team did not allow her to bring her camera, she insisted that she has the right to record everything because she's a blogger.

The blogger in the said video was seen interrupted by several audiences making her to rush asking questions Trillanes.

"Kung sa Senado ay pinatayan niyo ng mikropono ang isang Senador at i ere kung ano man ang  gusto niyang sabihin, bakit dito gusto niyo paring piglan? At saan kayo humuhuhgot ng lakas ng loob para pigilin ang mga Pro-Duterte supporter," asked Maharlika to Trillanes.

This blogger even shouted that Duterte is the bringer of change before her time ended with te question proper.

Maharlika recorded another video explaining that the event organizers were preventing her from using the microphone.

Watch the video below!

Source: Facebook

READ: Blogger attacks anti socmed politicians, socmed an alternative to pricey media

One of the DDS bloggers counter-attacked the senators who are in-charge with the committee hearing against fake news saying PR operators are also using them to spreed disinformation.

Using her Facebook page, Trixie Cruz-Angeles cited Thinking Pinoy's revelation about the so-called #NasaanAngPangulo campaign which she claimed to be a solid evidence to support the argument.

Angeles uploaded images of a public report entitled "Architects of Networked Disinformation" which talks about behind the scenes of troll accounts and fake news productions in the country.

The blogger as well as lawyer, emphasized that this has been the reason why senators are grilling bloggers with the advent of fake news in the country.

"Pero hindi ito kagulat gulat dahil ginagawa na ito dati ng ilang nasa mainstream media. May mga AC-DC nga dyan eh. Attack-Collect, Defend-Collect. Nguni't hindi ganyan ang react ng mga senador na kulang na lang bigyan ng clonidine (gamot sa high blood) para huminahon. Tingin ko it isn't so much the info na maraming gumagawa nito, kahit dati pa. But that with the rise of certain Bloggers, nawalan sila (yung mga trapo) ng control. Since many of the known Bloggers are clear about their political preferences, hindi ganun kadali sila ipatrabaho sa mga PR operators. Imagine any of us writing praises about Kiko or Bam or Risa?" as read in Trixie's post.

According to her, Mocha is one of the bloggers who is not beyond the control of the 'traditional politicians' which makes them think that they should limit her influence to the people.

However, Trixie claimed that they can no longer spin the DDS.

"Too bad for these senators. Di na nila kaya i-spin ito as merely pambabalahura ng DDS. Bahagi ito sa pag distrunka ng mga infrastructure na sumusuporta sa mga elite at elitista. Lumaganap ang paggamit ng socmed bilang alternatibo sa nga nabibiling media. Sorry na lang, po. Bilog ang mundo," she concluded.

As to this writing, Trixie's post has generated 696 different reactions from netizens.

Below is Trixie's full Facebook post: 

Source: Facebook

WATCH: Real story behind Hacidena Luisita revealed by Greco Belgica

2016 Senatorial Candidate Greco Belgica went viral on Facebook after he released the recent update on the real story of Hacienda Luisita, February 9.

In a Facebook video of Belgica with the press, he gave points to them why ex Presidet Benigno Aquno III plundered thru the DAP and PDAF saying it's all about Hacienda Luisita.

"PNoy's selling Mindanao, to the Malaysians. PNoy and Trillanes' drama that they are anti-China when the truth is they conspired secretly to allow China to drill and extracr illegally our aovereign oil and gas and made billions and billions," he added.

Belgica also mentioned other opposition members, Senators Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, and ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas that they plan to escape justice.

"They plan to escape justice and their high crimes and not to be exposed and known to the Filipono people and the international community  by their diversionary issuea against PRRD, SAP BONG GO, Mayor Inday Sarah, which are just lies upon lies without evidences," Belgica stressed

According to him, DAP is not just about disbursement acceleration program but the desire to accelerate plunder by government officials.

Watch the video below!

Source: Greco Belgica

PNoy is not excuse from Dengvaxia, says Ejercito

Former President Noynoy Aquino is not off the hook from the Dengvaxia controversy, as he may be among those who could be charged for the dengue vaccination program according to Senator JV Ejercito.

The senator said while Aquino may have exercised good faith in deciding to purchase millions of units of the Dengvaxia vaccine, he may still have to answer for his use of government savings for its procurement.

“I personally think that he acted in good faith considering that he assumed that due diligence were done already kaya lang that doesn’t spare you pa rin. Ang talagang ano ko dun is ‘yung use of the savings eh, too big. P3.5 billion is too big an amount for it not to have congressional approval," he added.

During the Senate probe in December 2017, Aquino emphasized that he chose to use government savings from 2015  that were set to expire by the end of that year as no funds have been allotted for the purchase of Dengvaxia as it has not yet been included in the Philippine National Drug Formulary at the time.

On the other hand, the release of funding for the vaccine was criticized that it was allegedly released faster than the usual.

However, Ejercito said the government officials need to answer the procurement of Dengvaxia since the manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur revealed the serious side effect of the vaccine especially among those who are not yet infected with dengue.

“If you will based it on the timeline talagang na-establish that the procurement was done in haste. Those responsible should be made responsible in order for us to also get back the confidence on the DOH (Department of Health) and other government agencies,” Ejercito said.

Senate Blue Ribbon committee chair Senator Dick Gordon previously said his panel may recommend charges to be filed against Aquino and other former government officials.

Source: Politics

WATCH: Projects under PNoy's admin in Sulu seem 'palpak', says ex-Gov

Former  Sulu Governor, Abdusakur Mahail Tan exclaimed the projects in his province installed by the administration of ex-President Benigno Aquino III were not beneficial to their constituents.

In an interview aired during PTVNews, Tan discussed unfinished hospital, storage plants, and housing projects for armed personnel in Sulu.

"Dapat wag kang magalit sa mga complaints ko dapat maging thankful kasi hindi niya kaya na i monitor ang mga performance ng mga tao mo. Kaya concern ako kasi bayan ko, bayan namin, at ayaw naming lokohin namin ang mga mamamayan," said the ex-governor.

Tan also said that he has been reporting this faulty projects to ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman but he remained silent about it.

On the other hand, the executive secretary of ARMM Atty. Laisa Alamia explained the reason behind these unfinished structures. She stressed that these were funded from the Development Acceleration Fund.

"The projects are not yet finished because the lack of available funds. These were funded under the DAP during the PNoy administration. Unfortunately, nagkaroon ang Supreme Court to stop the DAP, to stop all DAP projects," said Alamia.

At present, the executive secretary further said that the only remedy for this is for the provincial engineer to conduct a reassessment and to make another program of works.

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Source: PTV | Facebook

Filipino kid lectures UP student protesters: Do something worthy in your community

A Filipino kid based in California, USA wrote a message addressed to the University of the Philippines students who walked out of their classes to stage protests against the alleged tyrany and dictatorship of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Using his Facebook page, Andrei Gabriel Esteban published his advice to the student protesters pointing that the students should be the start of change they are crying to the government.

"May message po ako sa mga students na nag rarally against the government. Ang pagbabago na gusto mo ay dapat magsimula sa sarili mo, gawin mo ito para sa Pilipinas at sa mundo.," as read in Andre's post.

Instead of bashing, the young blogger also advised the student protesters to start the change through simple good deeds and doing something worthy inside the community.

"Start with simple good deeds like helping clean the streets and participating in going green--plant some trees or maybe teach out of school homeless kids around Manila how to write and read instead of wasting your time rallying and shouting against the government. Show the world that you are a Filipino and love your country by doing something worthy in your community," he added.

Andre further told these people to be a volunteer for change instead of being a parasite.

This kid has been viral since October 2017 after President Rodrigo Duterte personally read his handwritten letter which photographed and posted on social media  platforms.

Below is Andrei Gabriel Esteban's full Facebook post:

Source: Facebook

Think about the free tuition: Duterte says he's good with rallies but not class walkouts

The Malacañang Palace clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte is fine with students holding protests against government, but not with them walking out of their classes for demonstrations.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte does not want students from state universities doing walkouts as they could incur absences that may lead to their dismissal from the school.

Talking about the student protesters from the University of the Philippines, Roque emphasized that in the said university there is a maximum number of absences rule.

"Sa UP, mayroon po kaming maximum absence rule, kapag ikaw absent ng 20 percent, you are automatically dropped from the rolls," said Roque in a press briefing referring to the Article 346 of the Revised UP code.

The spokesperson said that Duterte does not want the students to put to waste the free tuition grant.

Last August 2017, Duterte signed law granting students from SUCs free tuition fee.

"Ito kasi ang kauna-unahang taon na binabayaran natin ang tuition fee ng lahat ng state universities at colleges hindi lang UP. Malinaw po ang sabi ni Presidente, ang tinututulan niya iyong walk out sa klase. Hindi po niya sinusupil ang karapatan ng malayang pananalita at saka karapatan ng peaceful assembly," Harry further stated.

The said statement came after Duterte threatened to kick out students who continue to participate in walk outs.

Earlier this month, the UP students had a National Day of Walkout Against Tyranny and Dictatorship.

Source: Politics

READ: Kiko Pangilinan's tweet on UP protesters went viral

The National Day of Walk Out Against Dictatorship and Tyrnany staged by the University of the Philippines last February 1 is still on the top of issues in the country.

This has made several politicians and officials to give their opinions after President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to kick out the students.

Among them is opposition Senator Francisco "Kiko" Pangilinan. In his Twitter account, he tweeted his side on this matter.

"Kahit na si Marcos na pinakamatagal na umupo sa Malacañang, hindi nagawang takutin ang mga mag-aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas," as read in his tweet which comes with a photo during the said protest day.

The said post has been uploaded by DDS blogger, PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on her facebook page with a caption "Anong masasabi ninyo sa bagong pahayag ni Sen. KIKO? Tinatakot ba talaga ni PRRD ang mga estudyante? O mahina lang talaga sa pag intindi ang ilan nating Senador?"

As to this writing, Mocha's post has reach 14600 mixed reactions from netizens.

Below is Mocha Uson's full Facebook post:

Source: Mocha Uson | Facebook

Netizen's message to Leni on Marcos' electoral protest: VP, accept the challenge.

Nearly two years after the 2016 elections, the electoral protest of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is still on the process of getting recount.

In connection, a netizen gave his comment about this point out that if Vice President Leni Robredo is not hiding anything, her counsel should not block a simple recount.

Mike Acebedo Lopez in his social media account on Facebook said the camp of Robredo is doing everything they can to stop the Presidential Electoral Tribunal from finally putting the issue to rest.

"Alam niyo, if I won something, I'll gladly have all of you revisit my victory, recount whatever needs to be counted again, so the sore loser who can't accept defeat can be humiliated a second time. That's the best way to shut the opponent up," as read in Lopez' post.

He also said that the current SC justice is a friend of ex Pres Noynoy Aquino is helping Robredo's camp to suppress the truth.

Further, he likened the case of Leni to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

"Parang BIR lang yan. May problema sila sa tax mo, then open your books. Show it. Kaya Leni, accept the challenge," he concluded.

As to this writing, Mike's post has already generated 1900 reactions from netizens.

Below is Mike Acebedo's full Facebook post:

Source: Facebook | Mike Lopez