Univ of California alumna warns foreign media not to believe Gascon and LP’s lie - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Univ of California alumna warns foreign media not to believe Gascon and LP’s lie



Jovie Morata and (CHR) Chairperson Jose Luis Martin "Chito" Gascon, photo compiled from Facebook and The Malaysian Insight
After the speech of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Jose Luis Martin "Chito" Gascon against the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York , Jovie Morata, an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles, gave an open letter to the foreign media, warning them not to believe the words of the CHR head.

"We the Filipino people can rant the whole day about the hypocrisy of Gascon and his party. Do not just believe this person and his party."

She said that one factor to consider is the fact that the country adores their President Rodrigo Duterte, while less support Gascon and the Liberal Party, which he is part of.

She said that despite Gascon's speech, the country feels safer under Duterte.

Gascon spoke about the thousands being killed because of the drug war in his speech, and added that these are victims deprived of due process of law.

Oslo Freedom Forum in their facebook page uploaded the 11-minute video and said,

"Filipino social justice activist Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon describes how President Duterte’s so-called “War on Drgs” has lead to rampant human rights violations, and the blatant abuse of state authority. Gascon identifies a growing trend in the rise of strongmen and widespread threats to democracy around the world. He calls for all of us to acknowledge this trend and work proactively to reimagine democracy for the twenty-first century."

The speech prompted Morata to write the letter.

She said that the LP has been at the offensive ever since Duterte sat as president, and called them oligarchs who do not pay taxes and make disadvantageous government contracts that only benefit them.

Morata said that the country's internal revenue taxes and customs collections are higher and effective than before, a lot of shady businessmen are hurting.

She added that families of these oligarchs run giant media conglomerates and attack the President.

"Chito Gascon’s party mates are rocked with corruption and scandals left and right. Our current vice-president Leni Robredo, Chito Gascon party’s highest elected officer, is steadily loosing in a vote recount protest.  Leila De Lima, another Gascon party mate is in jail by legal order of a legitimate court. This De Lima was the former DOJ Secretary who ordered warrantless arrest and illegally detained an old and sickly political opponent. No less than our Supreme Court declared De Lima’s actions illegal. Amidst all these human rights violations Gascon did not blink an eye. De Lima’s lover, married driver, admitted in a congressional investigation accepting 2 Million cash from her for the construction of his house. All the Filipino  people get from De Lima is her admission of her illicit affair to her married driver as just a frailty of a woman but no apologies whatsoever," she said.

Read full post below: 

To: Foreign media
cc: Chito Gascon & the Liberal Party

From: Jovie Morata


To the foreign audience, please consider why more Filipinos support and love Duterte while less and less are supporting people like this OSLO guest speaker Chito Gascon and his political party. Duterte is fulfilling his campaign promise for which the Filipino people voted him for. Duterte made our streets safer. It may not be ideally safe but is relatively safer than when Chito Gascon and his party reigns our politics. Our drug war is not perfect but amidst it’s imperfections it made us Filipinos feel safer than before. Our courts are hearing complaints from families of drug suspects who fought the police and were killed. Our prayers are to the families of police enforcers who were killed by the drugs dealers in police operations and in ambush.



Chito Gascon’s Party and their allies, the Philippines’ Oligarchs are at the offensive ever since. Duterte from the start refused to accept campaign donations from the Philippines’ dirtiest oligarchs. These oligarchs do not pay the right taxes, occupy government properties with government contracts very disadvantageous to the public and etc. Duterte made the oligarchs pay taxes and challenges their disadvantageous contracts at the courts! Our internal revenue taxes and customs collections are higher and effective than before, a lot of shady businessmen are hurting. Families of these oligarchs run giant media conglomerates and they are those attacking Duterte incessantly even before the start of the last presidential election.


Chito Gascon’s party mates are rocked with corruption and scandals left and right. Our current vice-president Leni Robredo, Chito Gascon party’s highest elected officer, is steadily loosing in a vote recount protest. Leila De Lima, another Gascon party mate is in jail by legal order of a legitimate court. This De Lima was the former DOJ Secretary who ordered warrantless arrest and illegally detained an old and sickly political opponent. No less than our Supreme Court declared De Lima’s actions illegal. Amidst all these human rights violations Gascon did not blink an eye. De Lima’s lover, married driver, admitted in a congressional investigation accepting 2 Million cash from her for the construction of his house. All the Filipino people get from De Lima is her admission of her illicit affair to her married driver as just a frailty of a woman but no apologies whatsoever.


We the Filipino people can rant the whole day about the hypocrisy of Gascon and his party. Do not just believe this person and his party.


Watch video below:

Source: Abe Purugganan