By Raïssa Robles
There is now an ongoing move by supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte to have me banned on Facebook.
This was after I wrote what President Rodrigo Duterte said about taking Fentanyl, the strong painkiller that caused the death of the musical genius Prince after an accidental overdose.
See my story – Did President Rodrigo Duterte just confess to being drug dependent?
My story explaining the action of the drug Fentanyl has since been corroborated by a medical doctor. You can watch him by clicking here.
Someone so very kindly alerted me to this “Cyber Tokhang” directed against my Community Page.
Those behind it claimed my post was “libelous” even though it was directly quoting what Duterte himself told investors during his meeting with them.
You can see the original “Cyber Tokhang” post encouraging people to report my Community page to Facebook on this page – https://www.facebook.com/d30cw2/
All I can say is that the democratic space is now in danger of getting smaller and smaller. Either his supporters will try to silence the media with their bashing or with their banning.
Good luck, democracy, in 2017.
This is stupid: “Rody on health: Just fooling media”
Philippine Star, December 19.
“….I say I am sick and it will become a headline: ‘Duterte will die.’ Gago.Fools. I just made up that story and you believed it.”
It is not the media he is fooling, it is the entire Filipino nation and the world. Ibig sabihin, lahat ng sinasabi nya is just fooling the people.
Sino ngayon ang gago???????
Bernie eleazar says
What libelous materials are they talking about? Sila nga itong nagsusulat, nagpo pose ng mga kamalian! Parang di sila nag iisip or sadyang medyo may kakulangan? Feeling Nila Tama lahat ang kanilang sinasabi at ginagawa!
Pres. Duterte’s first speech at Congress:
“Malasakit. Tunay na Pagbabago. Tinud-anay nga Kausaban (Compassion. Real change.)” – these are words which catapulted me to the presidency. These slogans were conceptualized not for the sole purpose of securing the votes of the electorate. “Tinud-anay nga kabag-uhan. Mao kana ang tumong sa atong pang-gobyerno (Real change. This is the direction of our government).”
‘Tinud-anay nga Kausaban’ – Compassion. Real change. But why extra-judicial killing – EJK? That is not compassion but absolute cruelty. Barbaric. Inhuman. Foul to all due process of law.
And you keep REPEATING to KILL all those entitled to compassion.
I ABHOR SECRECY . . . continuing: that no secrecy in gov’t contract, projects and business transactions, bla bla and bla. In short –
‘Advocate Transparency’ – no secrecy. Does this include is HEALTH and PHYSICAL condition at present as President?
Are those asking the President to keep the people informed about his FENTANYL use due to his dependency on this DRUG, invading his privacy? His secrecy? He said – I abhor secrecy. . . ?
Look, Adolf Hitler, after WW II, was found to be so sick. Involved in taking too many drugs, including cyanide in doses. I never was his doctor! But anyone who says this is my unfounded opinion, must be also involved in secrecy.
Result? Herr Hitler brought Germany to absolute ruin.
Pres. Duterte said about secrecy: ‘Do them (meaning NO SECRECY) and We Will Work Together’
‘Do Not Do Them, we will part sooner than later’. . . his conclusion about SECRECY he abhors.
The above referenced from his SPEECH at Congress SONA.
Has HE followed ‘abhoring secrecy’? Has HE followed ‘compassion’ to his fellow Filipinos in imposing an unannounced State policy of KILLING drug addicts? Yes or No?
Those who answers ‘YES’ . . . you must be either an absolute fool or just not even a thinking ‘it.’
Secrecy in government means generally hiding HONESTY. Of course not everything should be revealed. We know the exceptions. Don’t remind others as they too know.
We know there are absolute troll-fools. That’s democracy here. But you are in that spot or corner for it. A place for you and no other. That’s democracy here and now.
Peace abhoring secrecy. Peace in compassion.
a correction: Inaugural Speech at the Palace, not SONA.
trolls claims that the yellows can not take the lost.
but it seems that they are the one seems to be so insecure. they claim that they protect the president, but they can not even expose their true identity.
brave? then why need to hide over a sudo name?
I say that this so called trolls is an open secret, with the advent of technology, internet; many took advantage of it. Someone said that “all of a sudden, everybody is now a journalist”.
Many have discovered the power of internet, a tool either to support the truth or distort it. It is as wide as the ocean, that anybody can surf and create his own view, and make it appear that it is the gospel truth.
It is a game with no rules, and not always that the best player wins but the ruthless! Apparently the men behind the Duterte trolls was able to harness this to their advantage, thus the birth of these mindless trolls!
To Raissa, my sympahty is with you, I trust that this will not deter you from doing your job! God bless you!
I hope you don’t get discouraged by this new challenge. We don’t have the resources to pay for trolls but each of us should help by forwarding Raissas piece and other articles like hers that simply tells the truth, no sugar coating & toadying to anyone! If we can influence even just one diehard to learn to discern better and get to know their idol better, it will be worth it. We will not let democracy die. We will all light candles along the path of truth so we don’t stumble. More power & courage to you and yours!
I will try not to get discouraged.