TAMA! DLSU Professor laments how normal Filipinos lost its voice: “Ginagawa tayong t*nga ng media!”

A professor from Dela Salle University expressed his disappointment in the current situation of the Philippines now and explained how the mainstream media gave more voice to the powerful and rich people than giving a privilege to the normal people to express their opinion.

Professor Van Ybiernas believes that the voice normal citizens of the Philippines were not being promoted by the mainstream media, instead, they’re interviewing rich and powerful politicians to get their opinions about the current situation of the country.

According to him, the mainstream media made the Filipinos gullible for many years, however, he believes that this time, the netizens are slowly being heard maybe because of social media platforms.

He also called the practice of media as sensationalized, irresponsible and manipulative.’

Ybiernas pointed out that the media chose to give voice to the powerful people because they’re more income from them than writing news about normal citizens.

You can read his whole post below:

Opo! Harsh ako sa media. Harsh ako sa mga may pangalan, may status, mayaman, makapangyarihan, atbp.

Hindi ako harsh sa kabaligtaran ng mga nabanggit.

Sa loob ng matagal na panahon, pipi ang mga nasa ibaba ng lipunan. Pipi tayo! Walang nakakarinig sa atin!

Silang may access, sila lang ang may boses. Media lang ang may boses. Pulitiko lang ang may lakas. Mayayaman lang ang may privilege.

Ang akin lang ay pagpantayin ang nasa itaas at nasa ibaba. Ibigay ang lakas sa tunay na dapat mayroon nito.

Ginagawa tayong t*nga ng media. Ginagawa nila tayong pipi. Akala nila mananahimik na lang tayo sa mga katarantaduhang pinagsasabi nila. Hindi po! Tapos na po ang panahon na pipi ang bayan. Magsasalita ang bayan, mga ul*l!

Ang ginagawa ng media ay simple: hindi sila nagbabago! Kung sino sila noong panahong pipi ang bayan, ganun pa rin sila hanggang ngayon. Sensationalized! Irresponsible! Manipulative!

Bakit? Kasi andun ang pera at kapangyarihan… para sa kanila! Para sa kanila bilang indibidwal. Para sa kanila bilang isang grupo!

Ano ang napala ng bayan? Wala! Inaasahan ng mga ulol na ito na susunod lang ang bayan sa kung saan sila dadalhin ng media! Ang tingin nila sa bayan ay walang isip, walang boses, atrophied.

Huwag kami, mga ul*l!
Hindi ngayon hanggang bukas, makalawa!
Hindi na habang-buhay!
Tapos na ang pagka-pipi ng bayan!
Humanda kayo!

Ybiernas is not the only pro-Duterte supporter who laments on what the media is doing, even the President itself complained several times about the news reports about him.

Source: Van Ybiernas
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