Must Read: How the Bias Media is Making Lots of Money from Duterte’s War on Drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is so hot that even international media outlets are making lots of money. Media does not care whatever happens as long as the scope can funnel funds their bank accounts.

From the alleged extra judicial killings of drug criminals to Duterte’s cursing, the traditional mainstream media is banking lots and lots of money.

SAF 44, typhoon Yolanda, Janet Napoles and the PDAF scam, Impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, and Binay’s alleged corruption are among hot topics in recent memory where media took for granted and made lots of money. Do they really care? Of course not – because if there is no hot issues, there is no money.

How it happened?

Ordinary people love controversial issues and Duterte’s war on drugs holds no exception. TV viewership, Internet traffic, newspapers circulations are all increasing because of controversial issues that the media creates.

The “drug obsessed” media is actually benefiting indirectly from the massive drug trade that the Duterte administration vowed to abolish. In other words, the media can actually say “thank you” to high profile drug lords because without them, the bias media have nothing to report about.

Duterte accomplished something that none of his predecessors has ever did.

Take for example the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Manny Piñol. According to him, and based on record:

I called the attention of the media to the performance of the Department of Agriculture over the last 100 Days and pointed out that almost P1-billion worth of interventions, including farm equipment and machinery, livelihood assistance, rice and corn seeds, farm to market roads, fishing boats and other support services were delivered in record time.

Just in a period of 100 Days, the Dept. of Agriculture has already visited and held dialogues with agriculture and fisheries stakeholders in almost all provinces of the country except for about a dozen or so.

More than the roads, equipment, seeds, fishing boats and other livelihood assistance, the Dept. of Agriculture has accomplished monumental and historical achievements

The reason the the bias media ignored it and did not reported any of it is because they can’t make money out of it – simple.
Whether the mainstream media admit it or not, drug lords and the whole drug industry is indirectly helping the media business to prosper.

The following is the list of Duterte’s achievement that the biased media ignored to report because there is no money in reporting any of it.

Facebook user Josephine Quino enumerated some 58 accomplishments that the local media ignored. Quino also thanked people who contributed to make this huge list.

Let’s take a look at what the Duterte government has achived so far in his first three months in office.

Some people are so consumed by their hatred towards Duterte that their eyes are blinded to see the PLAIN TRUTH.

Anyone who cannot appreciate the following developments do not deserve to live in this country. Get out of the Philippines, you have no right to live here – you don’t care a bit for this country but only for your own goddamned agendas.

1.The indefinite ceasefire between the MNLF, MILF, CPP NDF and the government (held in Norway)
2. The centralized complaint and action hotlines – 911 and 8888
3. The one stop shop for OFW in POEA which is way better than before
4. The opening of the DAR gates which were closed for 18 years
5. The distribution of the long overdue Hacienda Luisita to the farmers
6. The distribution of the agricultural equipment that were purchased by the previous government but weren’t distributed for some political reasons
7. The immediate repatriation of stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia (which if I remember it right, one Kuya was crying when he finally touched base simply because he could now be reunited with his loved ones – those who were sent by the previous government only visited them to have some selfies with them.)
8. The laglag bala at the airport has finally stopped right after PRRD took office. I personally experienced that worry free moment and noticed that no more luggages are plastic wrapped.
9. The services in the government agencies are much faster and employees have started to treat the people with some respect and even with a smile. The transactions are much better these days.
10. The legit balikbayan boxes are no longer mishandled.
11. The irrigation projects for the farmers have already started nationwide.
12. The almost 700,000 surrenderees who have promised to change their lives.
13. The removal of processing fee on travel tax exemption
14. The resubmission of the 2,000 pesos SSS pension bill
15. The much empowered servicemen who are now willing to serve the country with pride and higher self esteem
16. The servicemen’s one in a million dinner opportunity at Malacanang
17. The rounds in all of the defense camps to see what each station needs so that they can give better service to the country
18. The shutdown/closure of some mining companies that destroy the country’s natural resources
19. The removal of the fishing pens in the Laguna Lake to give other small fishermen a fair chance to use it for their livelihood
20. The new buses from the airport to many major hubs in nearby cities
21. The one sack rice added to 4Ps cash assistance to our less fortunate fellowmen
22. The salary increase of the servicemen which is bound to happen any moment soon – and the soon to be state of the art equipped hospital for them.
23. The hastened benefits claiming of the family of our fallen men
24. The increased allowance of our olympics delegates
25. The immediate signing of Freedom of Information
26. The exposés against local executives, police generals, judges and other top officials in government
27.The now better looking cleaner Baclaran, Divisoria and other public places
28. The employment increase and unemployment decrease
29. The exposés against olligarchs who have been evading to pay taxes
30. The lower street crimes because most of the nutters who are more likely to commit the crimes have already surrendered and therefore identified
31. The Mindanao peace process that has resumed again in Malaysia
32. The bilateral talks with China over the WPS dispute
33. The launch of Oplan Tokhang which has more positive results
34. The cooperation and openness of fenced elite subdivisions for Oplan Tokhang as they show support to the war on drugs campaign
35. The billions worth of drugs seized in the operation
36. The closure of so many drug labs all over the country, including the floating shabu laboratories operated by Chinese drug lords
37. The more regulated and SAF manned BUCOR
38. The no VIP treatment for government officials in airports
39. The ongoing improvements of MRT/LRT service and other major thoroughfares
40. The customs installation of CCTVs all over the place to promote transparency
41. The crackdown of Bilibid Drug Trade and the expose’ of Liela de Lima
42. DFA is now faster in processing passports.
43. Fixers are now out of sight
44. End of Contractualization
45. No more age limit requirements to all job seekers.
46. The closure of online gambling. From 4 thousand outlets during the arroyo admin, to 8 thousand outlets during Aquino admin
47. OEC exemption for OFWs returning to same employer! Finally no need to pay and go through the troublesome process of acquiring OEC.
48. The order to extend passport validity to 10 years
49. The curfew hours for minors.
50. The release of Abu Sayyaf hostages
51. The drivers license validity extension up to five years
52. Karaoke ban after 10:00pm. Peace at last!
53. The cleaning up of LTO and LTFRB
54. The deputation of Badjaos as Bantay Dagat (Wow! What an empowerment to the least of our Filipino brothers)
55. The DAR and BFAR’s boat distribution program, feeding fishers for life
56. The conversion of the Presidential Plane into an air ambulance
for the military
57. The proposed 1.07 trillion 14 Train Railways Project to help ease the traffic congestion problem
58. The intensified military offensive against the Abu Sayyaf, resulting in the death of 40 Abus, the confiscation of 200 high-powered speedboats, and the P6M worth of guns and ammo seized by the PNP

Sad to say, the local media is turning a blind eye to these accomplishments and instead is focusing on unfounded EJK accusations. The foreign media on the other hand get their reports from paid and biased journalists. Worst of all, some leaders of the International Community including the President of the US, EU and UN swallow the reports hook, line and sinker, handle included. I can’t believe that so called dignitaries based their judgments on garbage sources. Get it straight from the Filipino people! Logic is the ability to suspend judgment before proper evaluation, and sadly, these international leaders are grossly wanting.

DUTERHEARTS, let us show the world our 16 million strong sentiments. Stop the foreign media from destroying the reputation of our President and in effect, our economy.

Quino also urged supporters to share her post so people may know and to let international media think twice.

/Joe Silvestre, Abeb Zubiri contributed to this article/facebook-share

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