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Monday, November 12, 2018

Geo – Political Expert Says Western Liberals Care More About Rappler Than About Filipino Lives

Eurasia Future Director, Adam Garrie / Photo from
“Once eyes are opened it is impossible for them to be shut. Duterte is the great eye-opener who has drawn the wolves out of their hiding places” – Adam Garrie

Geo – Political expert and “Eurasia Future” Director, Adam Garrie cites distinct prejudice from among corporate western media outlets against Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte following the recent indictment of the Department of Justice (DOJ) with Jakarta – based, online news agency Rappler over tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Although Malacañang maintained that the President was never involved, whatsoever with the DOJ’s decision, including the revocation of the agency’s permit to operate by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), liberal western corporate media outlets dominated their headlines with their predictable accusations of “DUTERTE IS DESTROYING PRESS FREEDOM”, from the words of Garrie himself.
Photo from SUNSTAR
This, despite the following achievements in under 3 years of Duterte’s leadership as cited by Garrie, in his recent write – up:

1. President Duterte saving the life of an OFW in Dubai from the verge of execution

2. Raising the salaries of police and military personnel

3. Providing FREE TUITIONS for students enrolled at state – ran Universities.


5. Rehabilitation of BORACAY ISLAND

6. Bringing home Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)

7. The BUILD, BUILD, BUILD initiative

8. The signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law

9. Philippine – China exploration partnerships

10. Swift liberation and ongoing rehabilitation of war – torn Marawi


Garrie also saw in Duterte his dedication to ensure that the future generations of the Filipinos will have a higher quality of life. “All of this has been done without promoting the censorship of any law abiding individual or corporation. Yet where are these corporate media outlets when it comes to reporting on how Duterte is saving lives and improving the quality of life? The answer should be self-evident.”

Media's Antipathy Towards Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte / Photo from rappler
While the Duterte administration have been pushing for significant accomplishments, media outlets like RAPPLER seemed to have an agenda to scare off investors and tourists from coming to the Philippines. And while Duterte cares about the people, Garrie says “the corporate western media outlets care far more about Rappler.”

Here are the equally diminishing facts on why the media, with Rappler included, continues to discredit the Duterte administration, according to Garrie:

–The law under which Rappler is being charged pre-dates the Presidential election of Rodrigo Duterte

–President Duterte has not authored, signed or ordered any new laws curtailing the freedom of speech or the freedom of the press.

–The US owned company Facebook has in fact threatened press freedom in The Philippines by removing pages belonging to pro-Duterte activists, journalists and bloggers

–President Duterte has vowed to enforce existing tax laws and to collect more tax than previous administrations who were either lax, negligent or corrupt regarding their application of existing tax laws

–The Philippines does have laws against foreign control of domestic media outlets which is another issue wherein Rappler was accused of being on the wrong side of the law – a law which incidentally long predates Duterte’s Presidency.


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