By Raïssa Robles
If my Facebook Community Page gets suspended in the next few days, at least you and I will know why.
It is because supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte were told by someone on Facebook – who calls himself Dr. Salim McDoom – that my story on Duterte was “libelous” and therefore I should be punished by having my Facebook community page reported so that it will be suspended, or worse, banned.
Who is Dr. Salim McDoom? Why does Facebook allow person(s) like him or her to hide behind a cloak of anonymity without accountability while reaching a global audience?
I find the actions of these Duterte supporters fascinating from the viewpoint of a journalist but worrisome from the viewpoint of a human being because a certain Jose Baldonado who goes by the handle “Hose Zurc Jhem” from Tarlac, Tarlac so very casually said – “patayin na yan” (kill her).
You can find Jose Baldonado’s Facebook page by copying and pasting this link: https://www.facebook.com/baldonado.jose.9?fref=ts
Another scary thing here is that not one of them bothered to ask what I had written that was libelous. Their actions were akin to that of a mob, only in this case a digital mob.
It was clear that many of them had never even heard of me. That many of them did not even know what they were banning or blocking me for.
It was just sufficient for them to be told that I had allegedly libelled President Duterte in my post – Did President Rodrigo Duterte just confess to being drug dependent? This was even though the source of my article – that Duterte was taking the powerful painkiller drug Fentanyl – was no other than Duterte himself talking about it to businessmen in Malacañang Palace.
Some of them blocked or reported me in order to “support” Duterte or to “protect the president”.
Someone named “Kei Acero” even said I should be hanged “bitayin na yan”. You can view Kei Acero’s Facebook page by copying this link – https://www.facebook.com/kurimaw.kaskaro/media_set?set=a.101902076555778.3820.100002079578824&type=3
I have copied and pasted and turned into a PDF the entire thread of the call to action to “Cyber Tokhang” me. It runs to 43 pages. It’s a very fascinating example of a digital mob in action.
“Tokhang” is a term introduced by the Duterte administration: it has an innocuous literal meaning but a sinister interpretation . It’s a portmanteau of two Cebuano words, “toktok” (to knock) and “hangyo” (to request). It’s supposed to describe a procedure – of dubious legality and constitutionality – where police go to houses in a neighborhood and ask the homeowners for permission to inspect their homes for drugs. They do this without a warrant. It’s supposed to be a key feature of the administration’s war on drugs.
In practice, what tokhang seems to have produced is death lists and corpses, the bodies of thousands of people murdered extrajudicially. Operation Tokhang has resulted in 5,927 deaths, according to the Philippine National Police. Some 2,086 of these fatalities were killed during police operations (nanlaban or they fought back); and 3,841 were vigilante-style killings.
In this light it’s easy to equate “tokhang” with murder, and even easier to guess that trolls have nothing good in mind when they say somebody should be targeted for “Cyber Tokhang.” In fact, as the post of Jose Baldonado (a.ka. Hose Zurc Jhem) shows, some of Duterte supporters have been pretty open about it.
As Baldonado wrote, “Patayin na yan.”
You can view the entire PDF voa Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw7R_87iVf5nOXlsZjFqZkpkdzQ/view?usp=sharing
Or via Slideshare: (Note: You can adjust the size of the text below by clicking on the “+” sign found at the bottom right of the slideshare panel.)
Chris A. says
Happy New Year To all CPMers.. All the best in 2017. Raissa just be very very careful since you are targeted now by Cyber TOKHANG. I hate to see your BLOG being blocked or suspended because of reporting abuse by Duterte’s followers and fanatics.
Gems Vann says
Duterte MMFF Movie
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
starring Clint “Southwood” Duterte
Less drug problem, less petty crimes yet drug distribution remains rampant
corruption abated among govt employees
Less red tape in government offices
Murder rose to alarming level, more than 5 times the 2016 highest recorded murder rate in Chicago, USA
Only the poor are victims of killing, the rich addicts and Chinese drug lords remain alive from killing.
Video recorded Corruption by Duterte fraternity brods remain unpunished and cronies are freely roaming whike taxi drivers are ordered arrested if they overcharged their passengers
Wasted money in Congress senate and house for many unending investigations without meaningful results.
Lack of foreign policy direction confusing foreign nations and leaders
Lack of economic policy direction resulting in lower stock market index and peso value and higher cost of goods.
Justices in higher courts engaging in controversial decisions on graft and corruption favoring the accused looking more like massive fire sale for the moneyed.
Fabricated accusations on Duterte critics starting with DeLima drug charges, Robredo removal from cabinet due to unfounded participation in coup rallies, FilAm plotters to overthrow Duterte designed by press secretary Andanar.
Lies, lies and more lies becoming SOP by Duterte and cabinet members.
Dangling increase salary bribes to soldiers and policemen to attract loyalty
Unfulfilled promise to senior citizens increase SSS pension
Loss of US foreign aid due to EJK
Unresolved telecommunication problems controlled by duopoly
Unresolved traffic and commuter trains problems
No new infrastructure project started after 6 months
#1 MMFF movie starring Clint Duterte still showing in your favorite Philippines theatre
Happy New Year!
He he he
Today, December 31, 2016, is the last day for Year 2016. We have, so far, not been able to fix yet so many broken things.
They say ‘If it’s not broken don’t fix it.’
Two broken are Free Speech and Freedom of Information. Corruption can be checked by these two but at present it is difficult.
‘Huwag po ninyong baliktarin ang kaayusan ng pananagutang maging malinaw, Mr. President.’
‘Sa ganitong kalagayan, aming kagalang-galang na ginoo, hindi kaya mainam na huwag mo na kaming laruin at bawasan na ang hilig ninyong magbitiw ng kalokohan?
Kalokohan. . . not even news reports by MEDIA is given a break for saving FP and FOI. It’s not ‘ain’t broken,’ so, it got to be fixed.
When? Someone on top must lead to fix.
Faith and reason says
6 months under the Duterte Administration:
– materialism is idolized
– immorality is glamorized,
– truth is minimized,
– sin is normalized,
– divorce is rationalized, and
– death penalty is institutionalized
– sex (abuse of women) is trivialized.
– Bible – is fictionalized, churches are satirized,
– God is marginalized, and
– Christians are demonized.
– The elderly are dehumanized,
– disable are laugh at,
– the poor are victimized (EJK),
– the mentally ill are ostracized,
– the sick are euthanized,
– immigrants are stigmatized,
– children are tranquilized,
– our manners are uncivilized,
– speech is vulgarized,
– faith is secularized
I agree with you except –
– the sick are euthanized,
I agree with Raissa but all others are DUTERIZED!
Proximate cause? Answer: We have a duterized President.
he he he
Leni and Loida met at The Hamptons
To keep away from the prying eyes of Duterte spies, Loida invited Leni at Nicolas-Lewis Hampton’s residence.
A high ranking US politician and a state department representative were present.
Leni was cordial and Loida was gracious.
The purpose of the meeting is to assure Leni of all out support from Loida and her friends in DC.
Loida assured Leni that there is a bipartisan support (Democrats and Republicans) in case Leni ascended to become the new President of the Philippines in case of Duterte’s death, incapacity, or impeachment.
Now that the base support of Duterte started to decline and a consensus that Duterte is the culprit in endangering the existence of checks and balances of the constitution; affecting US interests in the Philippines and Pacific; and economic sabotage, it is agreed that Duterte must go.
Leni is also offered intelligence briefings on Duterte’s bugged conversations. Leni is now shadowed by another set of bodyguards since there is an ongoing threat to her life, courtesy of Duterte.
There will be an increased visibility of opposition against Duterte.
Happy New Year it is, depending on the eyes of the beholder!
Wishing you – PAREKOY a Happy 2017 New Year!
Wishing All of you – CPMers a Happy New Year 2017!
and Happy New Year to Alan and Raissa Robles!
Next is I do not wish except to say death to the Death Penalty bill and/or Martial Law in 2017!
DPb (or DPL) and ML are and will be both at present a dark side of Philippine democracy if/when they become a reality!
Stay In Doors at least if one can to be SAFE! for Year 2017!
If Death penalty pushes through, I hope Duterte and Pacquiao are the first to taste it.
Marmee Cruz says
Just hoping this is all true. If it is, then, HAPPY NEW YEAR to us!
Teleporting imagination into Bagumbayan today is the December 30, 1896 State execution (not State funeral) of an innocent doctor – Dr. Jose P. Rizal. A true Filipino.
Strange as it may sound, Rizal was shot by Filipinos!
In 1896 and prior to that, Islas Filipinas was always under Spanish Military rule. But the civil courts were actually functioning. One could believe the Islands was also under Martial Law.
Why the Spanish authorities, in the alleged criminal case of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, was lodged before a Military Court. He was court martialed thought a civilian. Would it have been a different light if he had been charged before the civilian courts? Yes. Before a civilian court, his conviction could have been appealed to the high Islands’ Court, now known as Supreme Court.
If that high Court still affirmed his conviction what then? Dr. Rizal could have appealed to Spain’s High Court. A long legal process. Would the evidence before the Military Court survived at the the highest Court of Spain? Probably not. Thus, Dr. Rizal would have been acquitted of the crime of treason.
So, in order to avoid the long legal process, Military Court. Dr. Rizal challenged this procedure on the ground that the Military Court had no jurisdiction over his case for the crime of treason.
Again, Dr. Rizal’s death was a State execution. Actually, an extra-judicial execution, on his point of view. Executed by Filipino soldiers, according to a witness, a DOG who was there on that day. It said:
1. Dog said as ‘Mascot’ of the firing squad – among the company of soldiers, a company from the 70th Line Regiment (composed of native soldiers). An assembled 400 soldiers all-in-all (because rumors were rife of revolutionarios swooping down to rescue the prisoner.)
As it was a State execution,
2. the atmosphere on that day included ‘the city musicians and the army drum and bugle corps sounded the start of Dr. José Rizal’s march from Fort Santiago to Bagumbayan; a lengthy procession of solemn church ecclesiastics, high government dignitaries, officers of the cavalry and almost the entire Spanish population of Manila and suburbs; a viewing entablado or stage was erected for the Governor General and high government and church officials. The roof tops of chaises or calesas served as a makeshift entablado used by the friars;.
The white billowing soutanas of the Agustinian, Dominican, Franciscan, and Recoleto friars standing atop the calesa tops cheering on;the Spaniards were in an anticipating mood, dressed in fancy clothes and in attendance of an elaborate espectaculo or an auto da fé.
3. Mascot said (or barked further) that ‘ Eight pre-selected marksmen from the 70th Line Regiment were to be in the first row. The second line would be eight soldiers: four from the 7th Battalion and four from the 8th Hunters Battalion. They had their guns trained on the first row of native soldiers, in case they failed to execute their orders.‘
. . . to be continued
Continuation . . . EJK of Dr. Jose P. Rizal
4. Rizal fell down face upwards. Eight bullets found their mark. Doggie-witness ‘ circled his body. It was lying in blood. My master approached and gave him the final honors–the firing at close range with a pistol– the shot of grace, which ended his life. In proper protocol as well as in fact, Rizal did not die a traitor’s death by a firing squad but by a tiro al gracia.
5. The Spaniards cried out “Viva España!” Applause from the Spanish crowd was heard for it was a social event of the day with breakfasting parties on the Intramuros walls.
Supporters of EJK on Dr. Rizal applauded.
Dog finally did this: ‘Then, head up, I gave out a sharp bark followed by long and sustained howl that pierced the morning mist. It gave a shiver to the Filipino crowd that augured something sinister. My continued high piercing ululating howl proclaimed the beginning of the end of Spanish colonial rule in the islands.
Are we to continue into this augured something sinister under this present situation? The greater majority of the people are cowed, melancholy, gazing through hopeless eyes, solemn and hushed for more EJK killings will happen into beyond.
It is the now and beyond.
Link to some extracts
Thanks for that post on Rizal. I was touched. Season’s Greetings to you and all here at CPM.
NHERRERA Happy New Year Soon!
Gems Vann says
PROFF OF SELECTIVE JUSTICE
REPORTERS MUST BE ASHAME IF THEY DONT ASK DUTERTE THIS QUESTION!
Latest Headline News
“Duterte ordered arrest of erring taxi drivers charging higher fare to passengers”
Duterte say this action of taxi drivers is a form of swindling or estafa.
Good, Duterte knows the meaning of crime I volving money.
He orders the arrest of taxi drivers asking for extra payment.
HOW ABOUT LAWYERS?
His fraternity brother lawyers who asked for extra money, $50 million BRIBE from gambling lord Lam.
WHY DID DUTERTE NOT ASK FOR THEIR ARREST?
Legitimate question to a non corrupt president. If he still does not order the arrest of Immigration officials Argosino and Robles then he is indeed targeting undefensive poor people only like victims of his drug war.
Pasensya na po, makisingit lang.
Manigong Bagong Taon Gng raissa at G. Alan Robles. Ingat po kayo.
At sa lahat ng CPMers, Happy New Year po.
Sana po matahimik ang ating darating na taon.
Kasama po kayo lahat sa aking mga panalangin.
Filipinos – in the USA, supporting and endorsing EJK in ‘Pinas, is applying for residency, naturalization or visa as tourists, are probably NOW monitored by US-INS. Some of them are bold to the extent of putting such supports or endorsement at FB.
“iii) COMMISSION OF ACTS OF TORTURE OR EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS- Any alien who, outside the United States, has committed, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the commission of– (I) any act of torture, as defined in section 2340 of title 18, United States Code; or (II) under color of law of any foreign nation, any extrajudicial killing, as defined in section 3(a) of the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (28 U.S.C. 1350 note), is inadmissible.”
From Philippine news Link:
‘If they truthfully answer that they “assisted” Duterte by enthusiastically supporting his extrajudicial killings, their tourist visa application will likely be rejected.’
An alert US-INS visa personnel may ‘use’ this: “Any way” is quite broad and it can certainly be argued that endorsing/cheering Duterte’s “slaughter” of innocents (they are all innocent because they were never even charged with, much less convicted of, a crime) is a “way” of being involved in the extrajudicial killings of Duterte.”
So, Filipinos WATCH OUT! Specially your POSTS AT FACEBOOK site where there are so MANY postings of support and endorsements of EJK here.
Link of Philippine News link
Ha ha ha. Good one! Thanks for the link.
“All those you are executing as I ordered, it’s on me. Mine and mine alone,” he earlier said.
‘Executing’ . . . is the word used.
Duterte: I never ordered cops to execute drug suspects
By Allan Nawal – Correspondent / @inqmindanaoInquirer Mindanao / 03:58 PM December 28, 2016
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Gems Vann says
Latest News in International Wire
“The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Philippine Congress is calling for investigation of Ambassador Goldberg”
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wanted to call for house investigation on a Manila Times story that “former US Ambassador Philip Goldberg left a blueprint “to oust Duterte”. Everytime Alvarez wanted to please Duterte he was calling for a house investigation, outnumbering in a span of 6 months, the house investigations called by former speaker Belmonte during the entire 6 years term of Près Aquino. Will Alvarez subpoena Ambassador Goldberg and charge him for “disobedience” similar to DeLima if he fails to appear in Congress? Asshole is tempered description of current House speaker. His nickname should be Goofy the Doofus!
Whenever there is house investigation there are funds available to dispense under the authority of the Speaker. NAIA 3 and PIATCO corruption was during the term of Alvarez as Secretary of Transportation under GMA. See the connection!
Money making house investigation scheme replacing “pork barrel”
He he he