When the people from other side of the world have validated those previously reported news fed to them from biased media networks of Philippines – they found them that they merely based from gossips that according to Pope Francis those kind of news were forms of terrorisms.
President Duterte gets support of Australian netizens in war against drugs
By Carlos Munda – August 22, 2016 – in Opinion, Philippines 66226 1
Australian news show 60 Minutes Australia, which prides itself in being that country’s “leading current affairs program” with more than “35 years of excellence,” was slammed on social media for its one-sided and decidedly unflattering portrayal of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his crusade against drug lords and criminals.
Many of the commenters told the reporters that they should have spent more time in the Philippines instead of relying on the word of one or two people. And one of the best comments, which perfectly captures the sentiments of majority of Filipinos towards their own media and how it presents Duterte’s war on drugs, was from Miss Lauren Jaide who writes:
Shame 60 minutes. I understand you need a catchy headline to attract an audience but to say 600 murdered in two weeks essentially by the president is defamation. One drug dealer would have multiple clients but for arguments sake let’s say at least 5 clients each. Now if there were 600 drug dealers with 5 customers each that is 3000 people. That is 3000 lives that are lost to drugs, that is 3000 families whom are affected by drugs. Let’s not be naïve to think there are only 600 drug dealers and drug pushers in the Philippines…. There are many many more so 3000 is a conservative figure.
In reality the affect of drugs in the Philippines is crippling. Drug dealers may not all directly murder people (though some do) but they do kill people, ruin lives and destroy families. It is heart breaking to lose any life and I’m sure everyone has a reason as to why they ‘had’ to become a drug dealer but these people are being given an opportunity to surrender, to make the right choice, to stop killing people via drugs – if they choose to continue then they are fully aware of the consequences for their actions.
Philippines is a beautiful country and now they finally have a president whom is not corrupt, who has a proven track record of lowering crime rates and drug activity and who truly wants the best for his people. I can’t wait to go back to Philippines and not have to have a guard with an AK47 escort my children and I from our car to the hotel entrance whilst physically removing a woman whom pushed her way through to grab at me and my son….. My heart breaks for the poverty and those affected by it. May Duterte be successful in his vision for Philippines.