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President Duterte to Facebook: “What would be the point of allowing you to operate if you cannot help us?”

President Rodrigo Duterte has a strong warning to Facebook after the said company disabled several pages connected to the military and the police.

In his latest speech on Monday, Duterte said that the government was expecting the said social media platform to help the government in promoting their advocacy including the fight against CPP-NPA.

The President also asked why Facebook should still be allowed to operate in the country.

“Itong Facebook naman, from what I learned in the past days, na pati yung advocacy ng gobyerno tinatanggal. We allow you to operate here, hoping that you could help us also. Now, if government cannot advocate something which is [for] the good of the people, then what is your purpose here in my country?” said Duterte.

“You know Facebook, insurgency is about overturning the government. What would be the point as it is before, in my eyes. What would be the point of allowing you to continue if you cannot help us?” he added.

“Tell me kung bakit hindi ko magamit para sa kapakanan ng taong bayan? Government cannot use it for the good of the people? Then we have to talk,” he also said.

Duterte pointed out that many lives of innocent civilians and soldiers were losing because of the rebellion happening in the country.

“Kung hindi tayo magkaintindihan netong Facebook na ‘to, I really do not know. But my job is to protect government interests, If you cannot help me protect government interest, then let us talk. We may or we may not find the solution.” he said.

“You cannot lay down a policy for my government. I allow you to operate here. You cannot bar or prevent me from espousing the objectives of the government. Is there life after Facebook? I don’t know,” he added.

A few days ago, Facebook announced that they removed several Facebook page showing support to President Duterte and some of them were also connected to the military and police.

A Facebook page being managed by parents of children allegedly recruited by the communist group was also removed.

Vice Ganda thanks his boyfriend Ion for hugging him amid sadness over what’s happening to his life this year

Kapamilya comedian Jose Marie Viceral popularly known as Vice Ganda thanked his boyfriend Ion Perez for always being there amid the problems she faced this year.

In his latest vlog, Vice opened up about the challenges he faced amid the crisis happening in the Philippines, including the shutdown of his home network ABS-CBN.

He also talked about being afraid to be infected by other people.

“Takot na takot akong mahawa. Takot na takot akong magkasakit… Takot na takot akong tuluyang magsara ang ABS-CBN kasi mawawalan kami ng mga trabaho. Hindi lang dahil sa pera, of course, factor ang pera, totoo ‘yon kailangan natin ng pera, pero ‘yung thought na hindi na ako magtatrabaho. Hindi na kasi ako sanay na hindi nagtatrabaho,” said Vice.

“Yung thought na mawawalan ako ng platform para makapagpatawa at saka ‘yung fact na ‘yung supporters ko hindi ako makikita, hindi ko maririnig ang madlang people, takot na takot ako roon,” he added.

“So ang natitira sa akin ‘yung mga kasama ko sa bahay. Tapos ‘yung isa sa pinakamahalagang kasama ko sa bahay, ‘yung best friend ko, nawala. Hindi ko maintindihan bakit, kung paano,” he also said.

He was thankful that Ion was beside him during the challenging times to hug him.

“Hindi ko alam akung anong mangyayari sa akin kung nangyari ang lahat ng ‘yun na wala si Ion sa tabi ko para yakapin ako kapag umiiyak ako, para yakapin ako kapag nanginginig ako sa takot,” he said.

As of November 2019, Vice and Ion is in a relationship after they met on It’s Showtime.

 

Arnold Clavio after hearing President Duterte’s speech: “Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna”

Journalist Arnold Clavio encouraged the people to unite regardless of their political beliefs in his Instagram post.

Clavio who watched Duterte’s first United Nations General Assembly speech said that the people should read the speech of the President and “cherish” it.

He even shared some of the highlights of Duterte’s speech which according to him were considered as important issues that should be discussed.

“Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna. Balikan, pakinggan at namnamin ang naging talumpati ni Pangulong Duterte sa harap ng iba’t ibang lider sa United Nations General Assembly,” said Clavio.

“Kahit sa isang kisapmata ay magkaisa tayo bilang iisang lahing Pilipino. Narito ang ilang highlights ng kanyang talumpati. Ang paninindigan niya sa ilang mahalagang isyu na kailangan na malaman ng lahat,” he added.

The journalist recently faced issues after Sarah Balabagan claimed that they had a relationship when she was only 16 years old.

Duterte made his speech on September 23 (Manila Time) and one of the most memorable remarks of the President was the stance of the Philippines on the South China Sea dispute.

 

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🇵🇭 🇵🇭 🇵🇭 Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna. Balikan, pakinggan at namnamin ang naging talumpati ni Pangulong Duterte sa harap ng iba’t ibang lider sa United Nations General Assembly. Kahit sa isang kisapmata ay magkaisa tayo bilang iisang lahing Pilipino. Narito ang ilang highlights ng kanyang talumpati. Ang paninindigan niya sa ilang mahalagang isyu na kailangan na malaman ng lahat: (Sa COVID 19) “The world is in the race to find a safe and effective vaccine. When the world finds that vaccine, access to it must not be denied nor withheld. It should be made available to all, rich and poor.” (Frontliners): “We salute all frontliners who put their lives on the line even in countries not their own. So also do we honor and recognize the healthcare professionals who selflessly answered the call to combat the COVID-19 pandemic despite its virulence and unknown characteristics.” (West Philippine Sea): “The Philippines affirms that commitment in the South China Sea in accordance with UNCLOS and the 2016 Arbitral Award. The Award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon. We firmly reject attempts to undermine it.” “I therefore call on the stakeholders in the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East and Africa: if we cannot be friends as yet, then in God’s name, let us not hate each other too much. I heard it once said, and I say it to myself in complete agreement.” “Let us empower UN – reform it – to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Let us strengthen it so it can fully deliver its mandate to maintain peace and security, uphold justice and human rights, and promote freedom and social progress for all. After all, we are the United Nations.” Kung sinuman ang gumawa ng kanyang speech na ito, napakaganda ng pagkakasulat. Klaro. Malinaw. Mararamdaman mo na kay sarap maging Pilipino. Mabuhay!!! 😉 👏👏👏

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“The award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish, or abandon,” said Duterte.

Even the critics of President Duterte praised the said speech and hoping that the government was serious in defending the territory of the country.

 

Julia Barreto files complaint against veteran journalist Jay Sonza for claiming that she’s pregnant

Kapamilya actress Julia Barreto personally went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division to file a complaint against veteran journalist Jay Sonza.

A few days ago, Sonza claimed in a Facebook post that Barreto was pregnant with Gerald Anderson due to the community quarantine.

Sonza said that pregnancy rumors only prove that Barreto and Anderson could produce a child.

“Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City. Napatunayan nina Visoy (visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila baog. After months of love lockdown – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia,” Sonza added.

Barreto quickly debunked the rumors spread by Sonza and even showed her tummy to prove that she’s not pregnant.

 

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Sonza then withdrew his claim about Barreto’s pregnancy and apologized for what he posted.

The journalist said that someone “admitted” the pregnancy of the Kapamilya actress so he couldn’t stop himself from congratulating the celebrity couple.

Sonza has yet to give comments over the legal action filed against him by Barreto.

The veteran journalist is a known critic of ABS-CBN.

Yesterday, Barreto’s colleague, Liza Soberano also filed a complaint before the cybercrime division against a telecom company worker who made an intimidating comment against her.

Trillanes not impress with Duterte’s UN speech about West Philippine Sea claim: “Wag kayo pat*nga-t*nga!”

Not everyone was impressed with President Rodrigo Duterte’s United Nations General Assembly speech yesterday.

While Duterte received praise from retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV still slammed the President, saying that he’s not sincere with what he’s saying.

In a tweet, Trillanes that the people who believed his speech are the ones who was convinced that Duterte would really personally visit the West Philippine Sea using a jetski.

“To believe duterte now on his UN statement re WPS, is like believing his jetski campaign promise all over again. Utang na loob, wag kayo pat*nga-t*nga!” Trillanes said.

Aside from Trillanes, Senator Leila De Lima also criticized Duterte and called his UN speech “fake”.

“I have only one word to describe the Duterte who spoke last night before the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly). Plastic. As fake as the dolomite beach his government wasted millions on in the middle of a pandemic,” De Lima wrote.

In his first UN speech, Duterte invoked the arbitral victory against China’s claims in West Philippine Sea in 2016.

“The Award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon. We firmly reject attempts to undermine it,” Duterte said.

“We welcome the increasing number of states that have come in support of the award and what it stands for — the triumph of reason over rashness, of law over disorder, of amity over ambition. This – as it should – is the majesty of the law,” he added.

Ogie Diaz balak kasuhan ang empleyado ng isang telecom company na gustong ipa-gah*sa si Liza Soberano

Nagbabalak ng magsampa ng kaso ang kampo ni Ogie Diaz laban sa isang empleyado ng isang kilalang telecommunication company dahil sa isang komento nito sa isa sa kanyang mga talent na si Liza Soberano.

Sa isang pahayag ay sinabi ni Diaz na may kausap na silang mga abogado upang malaman kung anong maari nilang gawing aksyon laban sa nasabing netizen.

“Pinag-uusapan na namin ng lawyer niya. Meron kaming law firm na inatasan namin na to look into this matter kung anong legal na action ang pwede naming gawin,” ani Diaz.

Matatandaan na naging viral si Soberano sa social media matapos niyang magpalit ng internet provider.

Hati ang reaksyon ng mga netizen sa mga tweet ni Soberano, at hindi lahat ay nagustuhan ang kanyang desisyon.

Isa si Melissa Olaes sa mga netizen na nagbigay ng komento tungkol kay Soberano at hindi lahat ay nagustuhan ang kanyang sinabi dahil tila parang gusto nitong may mangyaring masama sa kapamilya star.

“Wala tayong magagawa, wala ng trabaho kaya di bale ng masira ang image magkapera lang. Sarap ipa-r*pe sa mga….. ewan!” ani Olaes.

Kalaunan ay nadiskubre na si Olaes ay isa sa mga empleyado ng dating internet provider ni Soberano.

Humingi naman ng tawad ang nasabing netizen sa kanyang mga nagawa.

“Nauunawaan ko po kayong lahat… hindi maganda at karapat dapat na gawing biro ang salitang R*PE. Isa itong sensitibong isyu na dapat ay pinag-isipan kong mabuti bago ko naikomento kahit ba ito para sa akin ay walang halong malisya – random thought sa isang pribadong usapan. Ang salitang R*PE ay hindi dapat ginagawang biro dahil sa kaakibat nitong social, political and cultural impact. Naging insensitive ako at nawalan ng tamang judgment. Dahil dito, ako ay humihingi ako ng pauanhin sa lahat ng nasaktan sa isang maling biro na nasabi ko,” ani Olaes.

“Ang akin pong kumpanya, ay walang kinalaman sa aking facebook activities dahil ito po ay personal kong pag-aari. Ipinaparating ko rin ang aking paghingi ng paumanhin sa aking kumpanya dahil sa naging epekto nito sa kanilang imahe,” dagdag pa niya.

Kahit na nagbigay na ito ng public apology ay tuloy parin sila Diaz sa pag konsulta sa kanilang mga abogado upang mabigyan ng hustisya ang aktres.

Sec. Salvador Panelo may banat kay VP Leni Robredo: “Wala ka naman kasing ginawa kung ‘di magreklamo”

Binanatan ni Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo si Vice President Leni Robredo dahil sa puro nalang daw ito reklamo imbis na makipagtulungan sa gobyerno.

Sa kanyang programang “counterpoint” ay sinabi ni Panelo na hahanga sana siya kay Robredo kung nakikipagtulungan ang pangalawang pangulo sa mga ginagawa ng gobyerno upang labanan ang mga problema ng bansa.

Sinabi rin ni Panelo na ang mga ibinibigay na solusyon ni Robredo ay matagal ng ginagawa ng gobyerno.

“Wala ka naman kasing ginawa kung ‘di magreklamo naman e. Tapos, nagbibigay ka ng mga mungkahi, ‘e ‘yun namang mga mungkahi mo e, matagal nang ginagawa, at ginagawa at palagiang ginagawa,” saad ni Panelo.

“Ang problema kasi VP Leni, if you make suggestions like that, measures that are being done by the government or already done, e ang lumabas ay sinisiraan mo ang gobyerno pinalalabas mo na walang ginagawa, yan ang problema,” dagdag pa niya.

Naniniwala si Panelo na tama ang mungkahi ni Pangulong Duterte na sundin nalang ang mga health protocols na ipinapatupad ng gobyerno habang naghihintay sa bakuna.

Pinaalalahan muli ng kalihim si Robredo na huwag ng dagdagan pa ang problema ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay niya ng mga mensaheng hindi naman pinag isipan ng mabuti.

White sand sa Manila Bay inaanod na daw paunti unti ayon sa ilang litrato

Nababahala ang ilang netizen matapos kumalat ang ilang larawan na nagpapakita na tila tinatangay na ng dagat ang mga artificial white sand na inilagay sa Manila Bay.

Ang artificial white sand na itinambak sa Manila Bay sa ilalim ng proyekto ng Department of Environment and National Resources ay gawa sa dinurog na dolomite.

Sa isang Facebook post, ipinakita ng page na Madam Aguida & Sarkastiko Tasyo ang mga litrato na kuha diumano sa Manila Bay.

Umabot ng libo libong reaksyon at shares ang mga nasabing litrato at umani ito ng iba’t ibang reaksyon mula sa mga netizen.

May ilang nag alala at may ilan namang natuwa dahil sa tila ay tama sila sa kanilang kutob sa kahihinatnan ng mga itinambak na white sand.

Maalala na sinabi na ng DENR na hindi nila hahayaang tangayin ng dagat ang artificial white sand.

“We will do our best na talagang gawing effective lahat yan and at the same time i-reinforce pa yan,” ani DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda.

Ayon sa kanya ay maglalagay sila ng mga “geotextile tubes” upang maprotektahan ang white sand sa posibleng pagkatangay nito.

Ngunit umamin siya na maari paring maapektuhan ang white sand project kung sakaling may dumating na kalamidad katulad ng bagyo.

 

Netizen answers Robredo’s question to Duterte: ” Kung magpapakitang gilas rin lang, galing galingan na”

A netizen answered Vice President Leni Robredo’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte.

During a cabinet meeting yesterday, Duterte couldn’t stop himself from criticizing Robredo and even challenged her to spray pesticides to the whole country if she really wanted to end the crisis without waiting for a vaccine.

“Etong si Leni kung ano ano pinagsasabi, alam mo Leni kung gusto mo if you really want sprayan natin itong Pilipinas o Manila ng pesticide galing sa eroplano para p*tay lahat,” sabi ni Duterte.

Robredo quickly made a response on social media and cited four possible solutions for the government to fight the pandemic.

Netizen MJ Quiambao Reyes then made a Facebook post to counter Robredo’s post, saying that what the Vice President was suggested has been already being done by the government.

“1. Nabasa o nauunawaan n’yo po kaya ang 4 na puntos na binanggit n’yo sa baba? Kasi malinaw sa amin na ang lahat ng yan ay matagal ng nasimulan at patuloy na ginagawa ng gobyerno. Kayo na lang po yata at ng iilan n’yong kasamahan ang hindi pa nakakaalam.” Quiambao said.

“2. Hindi dahil ospital, kama, at bakuna lang ang nabanggit ng Pangulo ngayon ay yung lang ang ginawa at wala ng iba pa.” she added.

“3. Hindi tama na ang mga bagay na nasabi na ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno at mga bagay na nagawa na o ginagawa na nila ay palabasin nyo na hindi pa nagagawa dahil lang sa hindi nabanggit kanina o hindi lang inuulit ulit ng Pangulo.” she also said.

She then suggested to Robredo to coordinate with the government agencies so she would be informed about the actions made by the current administration to address the pandemic.

“Basa basa rin po, Mem, pag may time para di ka po outdated. Mas maganda siguro na makipag ugnayan at maki-pagtulungan sa gobyernong inyong kinabibilangan. Wag naman puro na lang puna at tuligsa. At kung magbibigay po sana kayo ng suhestiyon ay yun naman po’ng bago–hindi yung nagawa na o kasalukuyan ng ginagawa,” she said.

“Also, we had enough of those broad, general, & motherhood statements fr you. Kung magpapakitang gilas rin lang, galing galingan na and be more specific. Lay out some measurable, do-able, detailed plan outlining actions/activities along with estimated costs & schedule. Ganern! For once, Mem, bigyan nyo po kami ng pagkakataong matuwa sa inyo sa halip na matawa o mabahala.” she added.

The post of Quiambao reached 4,000 reactions and 343 shares on social media.

Xyriel Manabat slams netizen who made “kaya ka nababastos” remark to her

Xyriel Manabat defended herself from the critics who are defending the disrespectful comments against her.

Yesterday, Manabat has gone viral on social media after her latest pics wearing a simple t-shirt has been circulated on social media.

Manabat who started her career as a child actress in 2009 in ABS-CBN addressed the public yesterday, saying that she’s not being flattered by the comments she gained from the netizens who noticed her body change.

“Hindi po ako napa-flatter sa ibang comments, kasi ‘yung iba po below the belt. Sana po alam nila na aware po ang tao na s*xual h*r*ssment is never, never okay. Hindi po siya fine,” she said.

“Sa mga nakaka-experience po lalo na po kapag minor, siyempre hindi naman po sila sanay sa ganoon. Minor man, girls, boys, anumang age, anumang gender or anuman ang suot sana po walang ganoon. Never po siyang nakakatulong. Lalo na po sa ganitong may pandemic na marami pong pinagdadaanan na mental health na problems. Huwag na pong sumabay. Respect na lang po,” she added.

She then replied to one netizen who blamed her for the disrepectful comments she received.

“Kaya po pala may mga nambabatos may mga nangungunsinti po na ang biktima ang mag aadjust hindi ang utak manyak ng mga bastos. God bless po praying for you to be enlightened po and stop victim blaming po,” she told the netizen.

Yesterday, Manabat also questioned why Instagram removed her photo because it’s against the “community guidelines” of the said social media platform.

The photo has now restored on her profile.