NUJP to Duterte: "Napakalinaw na kayo po, at hindi sila, ang bastos."
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines slammed President Rodrigo Duterte after his controversial remarks to ABS-CBN and Philippine Daily Inquirer.
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"Kay Inquirer, you’ve never been fair. I know that it’s supposed to be antagonistic but fair? Bastos kayo. Pati ABS-CBN bastos, bastos talaga," Duterte said.
"Kasi alam nila without checking the veracity of—the truth about… ‘Pag eleksyon na pera-pera na eh. Kung sino ang makabayad ng pera, iyon ang i-publish nila," he added.
NUJP said the remarks of Duterte wouldn't stop journalist "from fulfilling our duty to inform the people as best we can of what is happening to our country, whether you agree with what we report or not."
"Mawalang-galang subali’t napakalinaw na kayo po, at hindi sila, ang bastos. It was a brazen abuse of your immense power as chief executive of this land and only shows how little, if any, appreciation you have of democracy and governance," the NUJP said.
"It is a mindset of the petty tyrant who mistakenly believes public office is an entitlement that allows you to flaunt the laws of the land that both grant you power and ensure the checks that prevent you from abusing that power."
Source: GMA News Online
NUJP to Duterte: "Napakalinaw na kayo po, at hindi sila, ang bastos." Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on March 30, 2017 Rating: