San Beda Lawyer rubs salt into Pia Ranada’s wounds as he lets karma do the damage - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, February 22, 2018



San Beda Lawyer rubs salt into Pia Ranada’s wounds as he lets karma do the damage



Attorney Bruce V. Rivera and  Pia Ranada, photo compiled from Google
A few months ago, netizen and Attorney Bruce V. Rivera was blocked during ASEAN, where Rappler reporter Pia Ranada attacked him for not being qualified to cover an event due to the lack of a Media ID. But now, the tables have turned and that same qualification now was what Ranada was lacking as she was blocked from entering the Malacañang Palace as a part of the media.

It was clearly stated a few weeks ago that Rappler isn’t part of the media for the Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC) revoked Rappler’s rights as a part of the news media on the grounds that Rappler is actually a social media company and it isn’t under any governing body. With that being said, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO) cannot give them accreditation.

With only 1000 followers, Rivera said that it wasn’t hard to get a media ID, all Ranada needs is the same amount of followers, to stop being a heartless and greedy blogger and to acquire accreditation for her to actually write new.

Rivera lastly stated that the world is round and that karma did its job against people like her. Poetic justice has been served.

“But now, poetic justice. See, I have a media ID. I do not need some bloggers accreditation. Ikaw na ngayon ang walang media persona. So, I guess God works in mysterious ways. O ayan, CBCP...I still believe in God.”  Rivera stated.

You can refer to Bruce V. Rivera’s full Facebook post below:

“DEAR PIA RANADA,


I know, it hurts. Hindi ka pinapasok sa Malacañan dahil hindi na nga considered media ang Rappler. Pero, hindi naman talaga media ang company mo in the real sense of the word. It is social media. Yes, the unregulated media where you do not answer to KBP or MTRCB. So dapat, magpa-accredit kayo sa PCOO as bloggers. Tama ba, Sec. Martin Andanar? 

Kasi the purpose of accreditation for bloggers is so you can cover the President without a Media ID. Kaya nga hindi ako nagpa-accredit kasi wala akong planong buntutan ang Pangulo so why need it. 

But you need it to be able to write stuff about him, interview his cabinet so you can be able to make articles based on surmises and conjectures pass it off as news when what you are doing is basically what bloggers are doing. Yeah, not all blogger but the really heartless and greedy ones. So, get with the program and get an accredititation. Madali lang naman eh. All you need is 1000 followers. 

Bilog talaga ang mundo. There was a time Rappler was trying to attack me because they said I had no right to be given a media ID at the ASEAN because I have no qualifications. May umiyak pa nga na kasama ninyo, di ba?

But now, poetic justice. See, I have a media ID. I do not need some bloggers accreditation. Ikaw na ngayon ang walang media persona. So, I guess God works in mysterious ways. O ayan, CBCP...I still believe in God.

Note: This post is not the opinion of the station but my opinion. Para klaro.”



Source: Bruce V. Rivera