By Raïssa Robles
Hours after the Davao blast, a Malacañang official by the name of Peter Tiu Lavina posted this on Facebook for everyone to see.
He accused, without presenting any evidence whatsoever, the “political opposition (of) providing the brains and hecklers” in “collusion” or conspiracy with the Abu Sayyaf in bombing a night market in Davao City which killed 14 and injured 67.
Read Peter Tiu Lavina’s Facebook post below:
Such a post would not have mattered if it had come from an ordinary citizen.
But this came from an official right inside Malacañang Palace, an official who can influence policy and direction and action. Peter Tiu Lavina was also the head of Rodrigo Duterte’s social media team during the presidential campaign.
For me, this kind of FB post is deeply worrying because it talks of a dark conspiracy.
Peter Tiu Lavina does not define what he means by “political opposition” but he claims that this “political opposition” is the one “providing the brains and hecklers”.
So the “hecklers” are part of the “conspiracy” in Peter Tiu Lavina’s own assessment.
Do these “hecklers” include those posting critical comments about Duterte on Facebook and Twitter?
Peter Tiu Lavina does not even explain how the Abu Sayyaf and the political opposition can be in collusion.
The danger here – and one that I had seen during the 2016 presidential campaign – is that for many supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, what Peter Tiu Lavina says is true, a fact, the reality – and not propaganda or a spin.
As I said, hecklers abound on Facebook and Twitter.
Is a senior government official accusing them of colluding with the “political opposition” and the Abu Sayyaf”? Set this against President Duterte’s declaration of a “state of lawlessness” and you can start thinking about government reprisals against its opponents. We’ve been down this road before.
Peter Tiu Lavina has to clarify this as well as the following:
- Since a “state of lawless violence” has been declared for the entire country, does this mean rallies are banned?
- And if anti-Marcos groups stage protests in connection with the planned burial of Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani, will the Duterte government order a crackdown?
- If there is a crackdown in a rally and this results in violence, can the government call it “lawless violence”?
- At what point does “lawless violence” ripen into a “rebellion” so much so that the President, using his Commander-in-Chief powers, can suspend the writ of habeas corpus (which means anyone can be arrested and detained), or proclaim Martial Law, or both?
These are questions that need to be clarified or it could result in unnecessary panic among the general population.
there is always a right place and a right forum but!!!!
Duterte ‘shocks’ summit meeting with tirade vs US
VIENTIANE – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday defended his country’s human rights record at a regional summit in Laos, urging East Asian leaders and the United States to help Manila eradicate the scourge of illicit drugs.
Duterte swept to power in May on promises to wipe out crime and corruption within six months, pledging to wage a war on drug dealers and crush widespread addiction in a country of 100 million.
The toll in his government’s two-month war on drugs reached 2,400 last week, with police saying about 900 people died in police operations, and the rest were “deaths under investigation,” a term human rights activists call a euphemism for vigilante and extra-judicial killings.
Setting aside a prepared speech, Duterte spoke for more than five minutes about human rights and his campaign against drugs during the East Asian Summit in the Laotian capital of Vientiane, according to one Indonesian diplomat at the meeting.
“Let me tell you about human rights,” the diplomat quoted Duterte as saying while displaying a picture of Filipinos killed by American soldiers about a century ago.
“This is my ancestors being killed, so why now we are talking about human rights? We have to talk of the full spectrum of human rights.”
Duterte launched into a tirade about US military killings in the Philippines when it was an American colony from 1898 to 1946, according to three diplomats that Agence France-Presse spoke with who were in the room.
“The Philippine president showed a picture of the killings of American soldiers in the past and the president said: ‘This is my ancestor they killed. Why now we are talking about human rights,” an Indonesian delegate said.
The delegate described the atmosphere in the room as “quiet and shocked.”
Another diplomat described the speech as “normal Duterte.”
Duterte spoke after Obama had delivered a speech that referred to human rights
I don’t idolized the Americans .. but i don’t think this is the proper forum for what happen
this is just another wait and see .. ay bahala siya malaki na siya eh ..
digong went so far back to 1898, but we only went back as far as 1980s, the martial law years. now, digong must understand why people whose immediate kins and relatives were victims of martial law, for them to clamor about human rights and the abuses committed by marcos.
1946, that was during world war two thereabout, and naturally, there was killing.
Obama shook everyone’s hand except Du30’s ..
Now, Yasay said that their trip was a great success ..
bigla ko na alala yon commerical about constipation hehehe
yun bang, “success!!!”?
maybe … we don’t know but it might be .. sabi diba he is not well ..then he showed up doon sa pag abot ng chairmanship? .. (ay cover ko nose ko)
tagumpay ang laxative.
naalala ko tuloy si rep. r. farinas on the tj’s alibi during the celebrated impeachment.
You don’t know him at all. Please give him a chance. He’s better as a president than any of the other candidates. I don’t think there would be a better future to the Philippines if it wasn’t him who was elected.
You can call me names and alI, I don’t care. But mind you, I am from Davao and I know what he has done for city. There are endless possibilities of what he can do for our country but how can he do that if people like you continue to judge him through what you get from the media?
Be a little open minded stop shutting what might be good for you and your country just because of your endless hateful opinions.
If you think he isn’t worthy, then let me ask you, who is? At least he is doing something for the country. What about you? what have you done to contribute to our country?
So long as he tells the police and military to strictly follow rules of engagement in arresting drug suspects and he orders a serious crackdown against those elements exploiting his “drug war” to do killings on their own; and he doesn’t bury Marcos at Libingan.
Do you want me to go on?
It’s not personal, you see.
My objections are all ISSUE BASED!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t you get that?
Very well said.
In your own words, write and share to us what R Duterte as Davao Mayor for two decades contributed or accomplished during his reign. And left as his legacy for his children to continue or build on.
To make your own report or testament credible, provide some data or link sources that support your claims.
I say, the past is memory. what digong has done in the past belongs to the past history. now that he is president, he has a new job. he should stop being in grade one, he’s in grade two now. he got newer challenges and goals to meet. his homework is going to be harder than before, no longer local but also international and global. he cant go back in his shell and stay there, content that his previous deeds will carry him through, and that would be enough. from the flak that he is getting, he must know that he cannot rest on his laurels anymore. he has to come out of his shell, file the laurels for safekeeping, embrace what’s before him and break some ground. he has got to be innovative, not just eat and kill his enemies.
like digong, all politicians say they have done great and greater things for their own cities. so, ting, like what mel has said, write and tell us what digong has done for dabaw, and tell how digong can better himself, and how he can meet newer and harder challenges that is the philippines and the world.
remember, that being president, digong must also be international player. the philippines belong to league of nations and we have treaties with some of them. and from time to time, digong will be asked to be gracious host and dignified guest.
I will not call you a name because I am not Duterte who will hurl a PI word simply because you don’t agree with me. I just have a couple of questions for you and a message – wake up!
Give him a chance? Did he give those who were shot dead on mere suspicion of drug use, a chance? People were orphaned. There were kids who died! Innocent lives were snuffed out without due process, they were not given chances, were they? Tell their families to give him a freakin’ chance. If that happened to you, will you just fold yourself in a corner and say, ok, I will give him a chance! Don’t think so.
Does it mean that because you are from Davao you have earned the license to vouch for his character and his good deeds and that we should take your word for it? Look at your crime rate, his ghost employees and your deaths squad casualties. Maybe, just a little maybe, as you are from Davao, you should already be a bit more truthful and acknowledge him for what he is–a thug and a criminal and a phenomenal jack ass. I have friends and family from Davao, but they are objective and acknowledge the crimes that he commits.
What more chance do you want for him? He is still in power, is he not? He has been given so much latitude but he has this incredible talent to screw himself up. For every misstep and stupidity that he has made, he was given chances—taken out of context, joke, etc. Those were lines for “chances”.
People do want to work with him. But because he is such a legendary megalomaniac, unless people agree with him, he shuts them down and hits them back a vengeance. He uses every government resources at his disposal against people who do not agree with him.
While I/we have been doing how we can help in our own small ways, we didn’t have this illusion of grandeur like what he has. Frankly, he has done more damage than good, think about that!
Give him a chance…what? More chances to kill more people and to bring our country down?
Unsolicited advise to you Ting—give yourself a chance–open your eyes, be objective and think about those whose he directly and indirectly killed. When you or your friends or someone you know was touched by Duterte’s angel of death, that’s he time for you to tell us whether we should give him a chance. (I hope though that that dreadful fate doesn’t happen to you for I will not wish that to my worst enemy.)
By the way, our country is not that desperate, We have more capable leaders than you think.
OMG… Naduling duling ako at nagkabuhol-buhol ang daliri ko sa galit.
*hit them back with a vengeance
*who he directly killed
Forgive the rest.
IN ADDITION TO TING
ipinapakiusap mo sa tao na bigyan ng pagkakataon si Duterte. Try going to Duterte and ipakiusap mo sa kanya na bigyan niya ng chance ang ibang Tao. Let’s see how he will respond.
What also makes me so livid is that ibang-iba ang approach nila sa tokhang operation nila sa affluent villages compared to those nasa squatter area.
Johnny lin says
My postings always on moderation, no longer in Real Time. could be works of censorship of your detractors? This happened since Du30 assumed office and I have been saying all along during election campaign time his IT operatives are experts. They could not track me so they blocked all my previous Akismet IP entries
Maybe accurate analysis intimidated them or threatened by many advance info expose’ in your blog hi hi hi
Hmmm they succeeded partially since by the time my comments and analysis are posted, it’s no longer advance news. oh by the way I didn’t post yet the real reason Du30 cancelled his attendance to GMA invitation last Aug 28 where the official alibi given was “bad weather” The truth is eerily similar to PNoy cancelling his invitation from Peping in the early days of his presidency in 2010 and it’s really “bad weder weder talaga”
Might post with another handle and email to see if it works.
He he he
What’s going on FB , Fun of your Face:
Who wrote this medyo drama? Is that you Andanar?
How filipino percieve duterte in a random scenario from abroad!this is true
American talks to his Filipino friend: Hey Felicia. I’m sorry to hear about what’s going on in your country right now. Hope your family is okay.
Pinay: Why what’s wrong?
Kano: Haven’t you read the news? There’s been a lot of killings going on. The elected President is running the country with his reign of terror. They say he is a mass murderer and he is committing genocide.
Pinay: Oh, you mean the killings? Those are legitimate police operations. Those were criminals and drug peddlers killed because they resisted arrest. Wow! Genocide? That’s like killing 6 million in a holocaust. That’s just too much. Don’t believe that. My family has never been better. In fact, this is the happiest they’ve been since the new President took office.
Kano: Really? Why so?
Pinay: Yeah. Because change has come. Just barely two months and he’s done so much. Did you know that we already have 911 emergency response? 600,000 drug addicts and peddlers voluntarily surrendered for rehabilitation. More than 10 mining firms closed down because of illegal operations. They’re making the country self-sufficient in producing rice. Stranded OFWs were rescued in Saudi Arabia. The railway transit is being repaired and is much more efficient now. The President goes after the drug lords and corrupt politicians. The government is engaging with peace talks with the rebels. They’re hunting down the terrorist group down south. Crime has gone down 49%. It’s so much safer to walk the streets now.
Kano: Wow! For real? I haven’t read those in the news.
Pinay: Yes. Because media outlets here only report the negative ones. Most media corporations in the Philippines are owned by oligarchs. That’s why they try to bring down the President because they are scared of him.
Kano: Thanks for telling me this. No wonder Filipinos always have good things to say about your new President.
Pinay: That’s right. For the first time in my life, I’ve seen a President that we can really trust. He has the approval of 91% of the Filipinos. Oh, and by the way. Don’t believe that it’s chaotic in the Philippines. We will be hosting the next Miss Universe and you can go and visit.
Kano: That would be lovely!
The American says: That’s full of shit (Grinning)
My true personal experience –
We were in Athens, Greece just a couple of weeks ago. A well-dressed British guy asked if we are Filipinos and I said yes. He asked how we were and if we were enjoying our vacation. (Usual small talk, pleasantries stuff.) I said, feeling fabulous. Yes, we were having a terrific vacation.
For my turn, I asked how he was and how his vacation was coming along. He said super, as long as Filipinos won’t shoot him on the suspicion that he is a drug addict because he kinda sport a long-ish hair. So he said he wouldn’t plan on going to the Philippines now because the Duterte guy speaks and acts like he is a dude from the hood. He and some people he knows think that they should stay away from the Philippines until things get better.
My face dropped! I told him that it was funny but it was not and that if he is trying to strike himself as friendly, he is remotely getting there. I let him know that I found his comments offensive. He apologized.
Bottom line: I think I was not an isolated case. I heard at least a couple more sad stories from friends. Filipinos now are getting some flak, some negative image abroad. I used to get better, more positive comments pre-Duterte time. Sad.
what you sow is what you reap.
aani ba ako ng papuri sa mga kano kung mumurahin ko si pres O?
igagalang ba ako ng mga italian kung i-PI ko ang papa?
one consolation, the dds-fans are elated by his rants.
gusto nila ang pa-barumbadong pananalita.
at least may positive na 16m na pabor kay bduts.
before even 911 we already have 7575 (metrocom) it was during the time of Marco
we also have 117 emergency even before GMA took her seat
It is partly right to say “now we have 911” kasi the 117 was changed to 911 and 911 is a popular number from a show hosted by William Shatner of Startrek
there are even more numbers that are not so popular .. check the link below ..
I agree with The American .. who ever wrote that FBdrama thing should have done his/her research more
Here’s one for PTL to clarify on.
“Inquirer columnist Randy David was arrested for standing beside rallyists wearing “Oust Gloria Now” shirts at Edsa.” – Dig ‘Randy David v. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo case’, http://opinion.inquirer.net/97107/whats-in-a-name-state-of-national-emergency
Is wearing an anti-duterte shirt can be labeled as ‘“providing the brains and hecklers” to suit PTL’s conspiracy?
Duterte warns Abu Sayyaf: I will eat you alive
Tell that to the Chinese who grabbed and owned now our territories which the International Court of Justice ruled that these islands belong to the Philippines!!
Until now China owns these and why can’t you fuck those pigs so our fishermen can resume their means of livelihood… Mr. Duterte, you have a big mouth that’s good on humiliating for three (3) ladies only namely; Chief Justice Sereno, Senators De Lima and Hontiveros… Be a man enough to show your toughness to a man like you not on the ladies but instead to the Chinese President giving him ultimatum to pull out the Chinese Navy and Coast Guard on the disputed islands so as our fishermen can go back fishing and not intimidated by the presence of their naval ships… You can fuck Obama and everybody you like to but you are clearly afraid of the Chinese… Are you in cahoots with them or you get something from them or your balls are too cold for them??? Remember you’re fighting drugs and this drug problem is a worldwide phenomenon and China is the world’s top supplier of DRUGS… So the top drug lords you are looking for are the Chinese in their homeland and those who are in our country presumably having legal businesses as fronts with some top police and military officials and high ranking government officials and some elected ones…
In fairness to your shoot to kill order with regards to drug related cases my observation is that it is selective and clearly no “due process” was observed… Only the small or poor ones were shot and killed and even innocent children were killed to – why??? Those people were shot while those 5 generals were named and not shot, those judges and elected politicians were named too and not shot and even a drug lord was entertained in the palace and no shot… Was that your “DUE PROCESS” learned when you are a student and then a city prosecutor??? Excuse my language but I say that’s a “FUCKIN’ DUE PROCESS” interpretation I have encountered and witnessed in my life…
May GOD bless you and enlighten your mind…🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Be a leader by example in decency, integrity, credibility, honesty, humility and GOD – fearing…🙏🏻👍
I can feel Martial Law in secrecy as your idol Marcos did to silence those who are against his will… The problem with you is that you think you are always right in everything you want to do and in everything you want to say… You are the president of a country now and not a mayor of a certain city so act as a father of the entire nation which consists of more than 7,100 islands…
Refrain from swearing like putang ina mo ’cause you have an ina too, a sister or a daughter and they would become ina too…
You call Obama son of a whore and what if Obama would tell you in return that your mum is a prostie – what would you feel??? Uncalled for for a president to say and act like that…
You besmirched Sen. de Lima’s reputation without clear and beyond reasonable doubt evidence… What sort of a leader are you???
C’mon man be a decent and respectful to your fellow human being…
Dili maayo nga magsige ug pang gulat, pa isog2x, mambastos, mang hambog unya joke joke dayon… hihihi… Patay na si Rizal!!!
i am with you. i (can) feel your sentiment
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annie von nebenan says
Tama ka djud, Aberato. Unta mabasa or someone could relay your message to him!
WOW! @Aberato. Congratulations for writing your thoughts. I also have the same feeling and thought with you, but I do not have the skill. Write more please.
TY Newark2002….sprung from my innermost due to anger or frustrations perhaps.
daghang salama, aberato, pareho ang hunahuna nato. like a crazed father, digong kills his own children. father of the nation, killing its own inhabitants, men, women and children alike. he’s totally out of control, going from one blunder to another.
and he can’t solve a problem without creating new ones.
give him chance kuno, but he’s not giving our people a chance, shoot to kill kaagad. state of lawlessness kaagad. konting part lang ng dabaw ang pinasabog tapos, the whole sambayanan nadawit. he cannot go and find the wrongdoers and punish them, kaya he turned against the whole nation and punish one and all, inconvenient one and all, but only those in the lower tier will feel the brunt. those in the higher tier like those friends of his, wont be inconvenient. that’s bad problem solving. dahil, yong friends niya maybe responsible for the bombing.
digong is not a decent human being. he’s a true son of a whore.
welcome moonie….as i said in my previous posts, i want to go to the mountains and scream what is happening with us. who knows God will answer me just like what moses did in mount sinai.
Kamote Procopio says
I am still waiting for this bayot president to go there via a jet ski 😁
drill down says
heroes/strong rulers dont come cheap, especially when they turn out to be fakes. pity OFWs, the true heroes we have so far.
if ofws are indeed true heroes, they ought to tell the fake hero to cool off, calm down and take a hike. else the country they will be coming home to is going to be very different from the country they used to know. checkpoints here and there, will greet them 1st and foremost. and god alone knows if they may become victims of tanim droga, at may guns kuno in their possession. if stopped and searched, film the episode, that maybe the only thing that will save you.
sanay na sanay nga sa killing killing killing yan presidente na yan he loves violence mura pa ng mura parang laging may kaaway.
Tapos pag mali .. biglang sasabihin
Can you not take a joke? hahahah
no we cannot take a joke. when we are serious, we want to be taken seriously, not made fun of.
the president named joke is hard to take.
He started a joke and started the whole world crying ..
He started to say sorry and started the whole world laughing
Filtered By: News
Duterte expresses regret over comments against Obama
Published September 6, 2016 12:36pm
Updated September 6, 2016 12:53pm
By TRISHA MACAS, GMA News
President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret on Tuesday for a tirade against Barack Obama.
“While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president,” a statement released by Duterte said.
In his pre-departure briefing in Davao City before leaving for Laos to attend the ASEAN summits, Duterte said that nobody can lecture him about extrajudicial killings and human rights including Obama. His strong words pushed Obama to ultimately cancel their bilateral meeting which was supposed to be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Upon his arrival in Laos, Duterte said that he would not want to start a fight with the “most powerful president on the planet.”
Duterte said that the meeting will still push through.
“The meeting between the United States and the Philippines has been mutually agreed upon to be moved to a later date,” he said.
Duterte clarified that he was just pushing for an independent foreign policy.
“Our primary intention is to chart an independent foreign policy while promoting closer ties with all nations, especially the US with which we have a had a long standing partnership,” Duterte was quoted.
“We look forward to ironing out of difference arising out of national priorities and perceptions, and working in mutually responsible ways to both countries,” he also stated. —with Agence France-Presse
hope its not too late .. or its too late baby now .. Can you not take a joke? hehehe
i never heard nor read that there was an amicable meeting.. that it has been mutually agreed upon to be moved at later date before this cursing of duterte. correct me if i’m wrong hindi na maganda ang kanyang speech before leaving. tapos pag dating nya sa laos dinagdagan nya pa. minura si pres. obama. pagkatapos damage control ang kanyang team kasama si cayetano that he shows regret. kaya itong statement ay kasinungalingan na naman ba?
“The meeting between the United States and the Philippines has been mutually agreed upon to be moved to a later date,” he said.
from cnn: Obama instead will meet on Tuesday with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea.
September 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm
He started a joke and started the whole world crying ..
He started to say sorry and started the whole world laughing
sagot ni obama:
it’s now or never…
Tomorrow will be too late,
it’s now or never
My time won’t wait.
regret? how many times his team wrote this word every time he misbehave and made national statements without thinking?
sa halos isang oras na privilege speech ni cayetano hwag daw ipahiya ang ating presidente sa international summit kaya pumayag si d5 na i reschedule ang hearing sa senado. ngayon ito ang ginagawa ni duterte. pinahiya ang buong bansa at mga pilipino sa buong mundo. iwan ko lang kung HINDI natablan ng hiya ang kanyang mga ALIPORES at ang mga nakapaligid sa kanya. anong mukha ang iharap nila during the summit?
i read that aiza seguerra is with the team. no idea about freddie aguilar. nevertheless, the team can perform. maganda ang boses at magaling kumanta si aiza. at magaling din tumugtog ng gitara.
Bakit, song festival ba ang dadaluhan niya? Sino kaya ang kakausapin ni duterte doon? Walang gustong kumausap sa kanya at baka ma-mura pa sila? Ba’t umattend pa siya? Sana ipinadala niya na lang si leni robredo. Baka, marami pa siyang goodwill na iuuwi?
ayaw yata ni digong si charice. gusto si aiza.
dahil ang asawa ni aiza ang unang nagfile ng candidacy tapos nagwithdraw at si digong na nga ang pinush ng grupo.
correction: dahil ang ama ng asawa ni aiza…
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Tuesday morning said that President Rodrigo Duterte mulled the idea of declaring martial law right after the Davao City blast on Friday night, but immediately decided that it was not necessary.
“I was with the President right after the bombing and he was mulling the idea of declaring at that instance, right after, na ano ba ito kailangan ba nating magmartial law dito? Sabi niya ayaw naman niya dahil not necessary, but hindi niya nakakaano na hindi na tama ang mga nangyayaring ito, so what would be the better option?” Medialdea told News To go in an interview as he denied an earlier claim by Presidential Legal Adviser Salvador Panelo that the President had been planning to declare a state of lawless violence prior to the blast.
Ano ito yan is he saying that Panelo didn’t made that statement? Or is he saying Panelo made it up? which is which?
The SOL according to SAL is not true according to MEDIAL
Nag SAL O – SAL O ng SOL O
Ma LO LO KO TAYO kay PANE LO . . . KO
the two salvadors neutralize each other. there is no unity in digong’s gabinete. hala tira! the two salvadors ay kanya kanyang discarte, they ought to settle their differences in the boxing ring. if not, magsabunutan na lang sila.
they are dancing on each other’s palm. but the filipino suffers death and humilation around the world if they fall during their dancing.
two bayuts dancing, he, he, he.
someone is covering for someone … but who is telling the truth ..
pwede kaya sila mag laro ng “truth or consequence”
Ang consequence siguro … sasabi ni PDU30 .. “P!!! I will kill you” and kasama na siya sa Drug list as protector heheheh
symon victor says
The country is on a “state of national emergency due to lawless violence”… Does it mean that expenditures will no longer be subject to normal procurement procedures?
who knows? suspended animation at the moment. state of lawlessness is bad decision.