Journalist: Thanks to every single individual in this photo. You do the Filipino people proud
A group of online personalities teamed up on their one call for support for President Duterte and named themselves the Philippine Social Media Rat Patrol.
Journalist Ira V. Panganban who runs by the pseudonym Syet Da Pwet posted on Facebook an image of the “social media people who decided to publicly support President Rodrigo Duterte.”
Panganiban explained that these voices behind the screens appeare din person for the public to see and confirm that they are not trolls and “some have professional news background, most do not. Others are professionals - lawyers, cpa's, executives” who are all bound by their sense of nationalism.
Their personal appearance to the public was a way of negating the criticisms on their accountability and legitimacy as news sources and real people behind real media accounts.
The full post of Panganiban reads:
"So there is this group of once upon a time social media people who decided to publicly support President Rodrigo Duterte.
They were called trolls by the decent civil society groups. They were accused of many things, fake news, fake accounts, irresponsibility and lack of accountability.
But on this fateful day, these bunch of ragtag social media personalities decided to bunch up, personally appear and introduce themselves to the public that have long been following them.
On this day, they sent a challenge to their critics, "here we are, in person, ready to take on what you have to dish out."
Some have professional news background, most do not. Others are professionals - lawyers, cpa's, executives.
But they all have one thing in common, their love for country, support for the President and the willingness to work for a better Philippines.
To the real trolls out there, those who operate fake accounts, those blogger sororities who think they are gods gift to Philippines journalism, newspaper personalities who believe only they can spout truth, broadcast people who twist words for their agenda, here they are, the Philippine SocMed Rat Patrol, who dare challenge your paradigm and force national betterment into your ever decreasing soul of decency.
Thanks to every single individual in this photo. You do the Filipino people proud."
Journalist: Thanks to every single individual in this photo. You do the Filipino people proud Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on February 09, 2017 Rating: