AN OPEN LETTER TO ABS-CBN:
I am a Kapamilya viewer for all my life. I’ve been faithfully watching your shows every night because they are made with such quality that it’s totally entertaining and fun to watch. I also made it a habit to watch TV Patrol because of your accurate and truthful news, especially when our former Vice President and Kabayan Noli de Castro delivers them in his trademark style.
But now, my respect for you is totally lost!Wanna know why?
Because of your very biased reporting.
In your pathetic attempts to tarnish the image of our beloved Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, you went as far as to violate the rule of confidentiality by presenting Duterte’s psychological tests results as public information.
Not only that! You even willingly violated the principle of fairness and equality!
You are supposed to be the vanguards of responsible, fair, impartial and truthful journalism!
But, what happened now?
You deliberately twist reports involving our Mayor in your attempts to tarnish his image!For example, when he allegedly cursed the Pope, you only showed the part of the video where he said “P****g i*a, umuwi ka na!” which led to many people misinterpreting him as being rude to the Pope, when he was actually cursing about the way the government handled the traffic situation during the arrival and stay of Pope Francis in our country (He was stuck for many hours in traffic that he has to pee in a bottle while inside the car!) and, although the curse was uncalled for, we really cannot blame him for it!
Your headlines in your reports about him are such that they show him in a bad light!
Also, during his recent “rape joke” controversy, you reported that he was joking about rape when in fact he was telling a narrative of how he took part in an operation to eliminate the hostage takers who have killed 5 hostages, including the Australian missionary who was raped, slashed in the throat and shot in the neck, even putting his own life on the line to save the other hostages!
Are you that desperate?
You have violated this very principle by totally disregarding the good traits of our Mayor and highlighting his bad traits.You are supposed to be independent, not affiliated with any political, corporate, or cultural interests. Right?
You only showed reports which can be used as potential tools for political mudslinging.
You failed to understand his motivations behind every deed and every word he says.
All because you have become a tool of those ambitious presidential candidates in their pathetic attempts to tarnish the good image of our Mayor.
But it’s obvious that you have journalists who are affiliated with presidential candidates, and that constitutes a conflict of interest which affected the way you report on certain individuals (e.g.: showing Roxas and Aquino in a positive light while showing Duterte in a negative light).
Why are you protecting them?
Because you’re afraid to risk losing their alliance?
Or because you are protecting your personal interests?
ABS-CBN, please stop all the black propaganda and deliver your news reports fairly and impartially!
Uriel Emmanuel Soriano
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