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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Gov’t official doubts Time Magazine's award given to Maria Ressa

In a Facebook post, Lorraine Marie Badoy, Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary says that the long-running international magazine, Time, is no longer “reputable” for awarding CEO Rappler Maria Ressa as a person of the year.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa / Photo from One Mega Lifestyle

Ressa as Person of the Year

Time Magazine has recently awarded Ressa for being the Person of the Year in 2018. Stating that she was able to stand up to deliver the truth to the people amidst countless and intense criticisms and shame coming from staunch supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration.

Ressa says that she fights for press freedom and for true and honest reporting even if it hurts her reputation.

However, many people do not believe in this, and do not believe in Rappler.
PCOO Usec Lorraine Marie Badoy / Photo from Rappler

Many people like Badoy have lost their trust in the media entity and said that they are “fake news media”.

Time afraid of Duterte

In line with the award that Ressa received, Badoy thinks that it was only given to the journalist because the international magazine has lost their touch and has favored people like Ressa.

She goes on to say that it seems like Time was a reputable institution that no longer is.

She adds that she feels like the award was only given to Ressa in order to upset or perhaps derail the Philippine president.

Badoy questions the award. Saying that Ressa is an “unimpressive journalist” while the president is someone who has been attacking “real enemies”. She further said that the president has “upset the global balance” and that media entities have feared this, stating as a rationale for the reward.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa / Photo from Rappler

On the other hand, she believes that Ressa is some who is only there for the mere purpose of destroying the President.

Read more about her post here:

“Traffic chika

I think Maria Ressa being Time Person of the Year is real interesting.

It reminds me of the pieces in a puzzle a doctor needs to put together before she is able to see the complete picture and make an accurate diagnosis.

First, all you see is the tiredness that never leaves your patient. So you say, "Maybe you need to sleep 8 hours."

And still, the fatigue persists.

Then there is some bleeding. That you try to manage with anti-coagulants and a series of diagnostic tests.

And then soon there is bone pain.

And it takes awhile for you to see the dimensions of this Enemy.

What you thought was run-of-the-mill insomnia turns out to be a malignancy.


Which is why I find this whole thing interesting. And I can't help but look at it with a cold clinical eye.

A most unimpressive journalist who has mouthed outrageous lies peddled by Western media (and his political foes) against a most courageous President who has taken on our REAL enemies and has upset the global balance of power- something no Philippine president before him has ever done- has been rewarded by an institution we had, for quite awhile, thought of as reputable.

Well, the great thing about all these is we know better now. There goes 'reputable' in other words.

And we are getting glimpses of the Nameless, Faceless Ones behind these supposedly reputable institutions.

And we can now question all those tales these 'reputable institutions' have churned out through the years that we swallowed them- hook, line, sinker.

And have some idea what the Agenda is.

They have given us a crystal clear clue as to how low they will sink with the hilarity of their choice as Person of the Year. (Kinda like Pokwang winning the Lawrence Olivier Award lol)

That's how afraid they are of this man, our President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte- methinks because he has upset the world order.

And most likely, how they'd like nothing more than destroy him.

Interesting, donchatinkso?"