Umagang Kay Ganda host Gretchen Ho is under fire on social media for insulting tweets versus Duterte supporters on Twitter. Gretchen Ho was reacting to Duterte supporters who did not agree with the TV host’s #DefendPressFreedom tweet. Here’s what happened! Ho tweeted that in a democratic country like the Philippines, citizens should be free to speak blah, blah against the authority, apparently lending her support to the embattled Maria Ressa. In a democracy, we should be free to speak against, criticize and challenge authority. Without that, how can we hold our leaders accountable? #DefendPressFreedom In a democracy, we should be

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In her newspaper column “Get Real,” UP Economics professor Winnie Monsod concluded that the Chinese loan the Philippines is getting for the Kaliwa Dam Project is onerous or one-sided. However, US-based Pinoy blogger and accountant Reyna Elena countered via Luminous Trixie FB page that Monsod isn’t telling the truth, backed by proofs to prove Monsod was lying through her teeth. For starter, Reyna rejected Monsod’s claim that the Chinese loan, specifically for the Kaliwa Dam project, was onerous because the Chinese outbid by the Japanese firm. As per Reyna Elena’s post, Japan’s bid to build the dam was $410 million

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A viral post walked us back in time how Pnoy’s brinkmanship led to the South China Sea standoff between Chinese and Philippine navies that almost resulted in a war between the two countries. Radio personality and Maria Ressa’s nemesis Mark Lopez said he is telling the real story why the “dilawans” continue to make an issue of China and Duterte because the dilawans want to protect someone. Lopez began his real story by asking if the social media peeps were aware that in 2012 Pnoy put the country in a brink war against China? Lopez said Pnoy put up a

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Facebook netizen Jun Avelino has called out GMA News via an open letter for what he described “rubbish and maniacal reporting” on alleged US State Department statement telling the Philippines to free Maria Ressa asap. Avelino zeroed in on the GMA News headline, “US urges Duterte government to let Ressa, Rappler operate freely”, which he described malicious. Avelino also highlighted another mistake of GMA News by quoting a US State Department Spokesperson speaking ill of our law enforcement’s arrest of Maria Ressa for violation of our laws on Anti Dummy law. Another mistake Avelino noted of the said GMA News

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Senator Ping Lacson’s endorsement of Mar Roxas hits a snag after Pinoy Facebook netizens vigorously thumbs down the said endorsement. The loudest and fiercest voice of opposition on social media versus Lacson’s Mar Roxas endorsement (who else?) but from a Leytena, fierce Krizette Laureta Chu, who went through the horror of Yolanda while Mar Roxas played politics instead of acting swiftly to help the people of Tacloban and nearby towns who the bore the brunt of super typhoon Yolanda. In the FB post, Chu first worked on Lacson by undermining the senator’s endorsement of Mar Roxas by dismissing Lacson as

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While hitting the campaign trail, former President Noy took a jab at Mayor Sara Duterte by stressing the importance of honesty to campaign for the OtsoDiretso bets. Pnoy on honesty: “Kung happy ka na di tumupad sa pinagkasunduan nyo, sa pinapangako sa inyo, eh ‘di karapatan mo yun. pero baka naman mas maganda kumuha ka ng hindi lang pinaniwalaan pero nakakasigurado ka rin na tutuparin ang pinagkasunduan nyo at pinangako sa inyo.” However, Pnoy’s statement on honesty did not sit well among Pinoy Facebook netizens, especially among pro-Duterte supporters. Social media blogger Noel Landero Sarifa was the first among pro-Duterte

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President Duterte’s revelation that “Acierto is one of the cops involved in Korean Jee Ick Joo slay” has inspired a netizen to reflect if Acierto’s exposé is part of the political war waged by the opposition versus Duterte. Popular social media blogger Krizette Laureta Chu has taken to Facebook calling Acierto’s exposé a tactic straight from the LP’s playbook. Chu reckoned that if Acierto is one of the men of the Duterte’s enemies, it isn’t far-fetched that his bosses and colleagues were also involved in the Jee Ick Joo slay. Chu believed Acierto is a mere pawn and wants to

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A menacing President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to wipe out Acierto and fellow rogue cops while speaking during one of PDP-Laban’s campaign rally. President Duterte was furious after Acierto claimed that the President ignored the information submitted a report to Malacanang, that a certain Yang, Chinese businessman friend of PRRD, is a drug lord. Duterte recalled that Yang came to Davao in 1999 to attend a conference. Yang was brought to then Davao City Mayor and now President Duterte by a Maranao Vice Mayor, who told the President that Yang intends to open a business. “I distinctly, I remember I said,

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And yet again, another witness have stepped forward with another dirty job versus PRRD, but this time using the trick called link by association. In other words, Duterte’s latest accuser, ex-PNP official Senior Superintendent Eduardo Acierto wants to link PRRD to illegal drugs simply because of his association with alleged drug lords. Acierto was dismissed from service for graft charges and was investigated for his involvement in the highly publicized controversial magnetic lifter drug smuggling case. Moving forward, pro-Duterte lady lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles lent her legal expertise to social media folks and based on the report from the news website

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According to the Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the country may lose one of the country’s patrimonial asset (Reed Bank) in the event the country defaulted its Chinese loan. Carpio was referring to the Chico River Irrigation Loan agreement entered by the Philippines with China. However, a Singapore-based Prof. Eduardo Araral countered, via a message to Sass Rogando Sasot, that Carpio’s concern is baseless. To prove his point, the professor did some math calisthenics and came up with the magic figure (143M pesos p.a.). Unless an unforeseen event beyond our control may happen in the future that puts our ability to

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