EXCLUSIVE By Raïssa Robles
I could not believe it had I not seen it with my own eyes. Cambridge Analytica’s parent company actually bragged on its website that it was key to Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential victory.
Here is the story I wrote today for South China Morning Post (HK). I plan to write a more extensive one for my blog this weekend.
How Cambridge Analytica’s parent company helped ‘man of action’ Rodrigo Duterte win the 2016 Philippines election
Strategic Communications Laboratories’ website said in the run up to the vote, its client was perceived as kind and honourable, but it rebranded the candidate as a strong, no-nonsense man of action to win
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 April, 2018, 6:31pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 April, 2018, 6:43pm
The parent company of Cambridge Analytica helped put Philippines’ leader Rodrigo Duterte into office after already influencing voters in dozens of campaigns across the globe, according to media reports and information pulled from the firm’s website.
Strategic Communications Laboratories, or SCL Group, which owns the political consultancy at the centre of a Facebook data harvesting scandal linked to the 2016 US presidential race, boasted on its website that it helped get Duterte elected in 2016 by rebranding him as a tough crime fighter.
The company removed the website content about the 2016 Philippine election, however, archived versions are still visible on the internet. Though SCL did not identify its Philippine client by name, the brief pointed clearly to former Davao City mayor Duterte, who was one of the six candidates in the 2016 race.
To read the rest, please click on this link.
DUTERTE SUPPORTERS PROTEST VP ROBREDO’S PRESENCE AT LONDON SCHOOL – GMA NEWS – 4/7/18
“A pack of Filipinos gathered outside the London School of Economics campus in the UK on Friday to protest the presence of Vice President Leni Robredo at the school
Seen in a series of livestreamed videos on Facebook group, UK-Dds Activities, protesters stood in front of the LSE building until dark holding up placards with phrases “Fake V.P. Leni Robredo” and “Leni Lugaw”
Their post said groups UK-DDS, BBM London Chapter and DDSUK came together to express their “disgust” against the vice president and called her out for allegedly tampering with ballots
The vice president was at the school for a talk on politics and alleviating poverty
Netizens who supported President Duterte and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also rallied their sentiments against Robredo on the social media posts
According to LSE Southeast Asia,the vice president was at the UK college to give a “talk on overcoming poverty and the role of politics in economic growth.”
GMA News Online has reached out to Robredo’s office for comment.”
It is believed GMA Online should not include Duterte but Bongbong supporters since BBM’s son Sandro Marcos earns master’s degree from London School of Economics
Magkakapatid na Tulfo, di kapanipaniwala ang mga kataga.
it’s two for the price of one, barato lagi, he, he, he.
mamiso (a peso each).
Palagay ko, it’s just proper (kahit walang permiso ke Jover) to share this letter written by an anonymous woman published by “Pinoy Ako Blog”. Mas marami ang makabasa, mas matindi ang effect.
Here it is:
PINOY AKO BLOGPara sa bayan tuloy ang laban.
POSTED ON APRIL 6, 2018
Liham Para sa 16 Million
May sulat po sa inyo ang isang netizen name, GeGe Cruz. Medyo mahaba sya so wag tamarin ha.
A 16M RANT
You will never hear the end of it from me for your Duterte vote.
And the more intelligent, the more educated, the more well-bred, the more “Christian” you are, the more I blame you. Shame on you!
Yes, it’s a free country, and you have the right to vote according to your free will. But as a citizen, you also have the responsibility to vote for the best candidate. To study the facts available to help us choose a leader who would do the best job to lead us through the challenges of a developing country.
Of course, we will always disagree about who the best one was. But why did we have to vote for the worst? Yes, the worst. The facts pointed out to that. That’s why eventually, my vote was as much a vote against Duterte as it was a vote for my top choice.
A truckload of facts, if you had bothered to go beneath the very shallow surface, was accessible through Google. And then as the campaign progressed, you did not have to even dig for reasons not to vote for him. They were glaring, flashing, screaming. Red flags galore. In your face. In the debates. Every time he opened his stinky mouth. Evil oozing from his pores.
He had no economic plans whatsoever. None! No solutions to unemployment. No vision. No cohesive strategy. No track record. All promises. No substance. Remember that cringe-worthy speech with the Makati Business Club? There he was in all his ampaw (empty/hollow) glory.
You, who worked for corporations, managed departments and companies, who made your team do overtime work to finish your annual business plans, so that when you presented to your boss and his/her boss, they would approve your plans and budgets. Every MSExcel cell scrutinized. Every projection defended. Every datum analyzed. But you forgot all that managerial thinking, dumped on the institution that served you your MBA and voted for that incompetent, empty, noisy fool who said he would remove algebra from the curriculum, who said that he knew nothing about economics?!? What were you thinking? Were you even thinking?
And please lang, do not point at Davao as the model for his achievements. That is an insult to the civic communities, the entrepreneurs, the investors, who were the true movers of the city’s economy. If you ever believed the myth about his solving the city’s crime and drug problems, then you have wasted your intellect and education. No. 1 in murder. No. 2 in rape. No. 4 in crime. And never ever got rid of drugs. Ever. After his 20 year rule. After killing children.
You, doctors, who voted for this Fentanyl addict because you were angry at PNoy and Kim Henares.
You, entrepreneurs, who voted for him because feeling niyo lang masmadaling maglagay pag siya na ang pangulo.
You, teachers, corporate trainers, communication and leadership speakers–found substance, form, value, meaning, where there was none. You heard him, saw him deliver speeches that were mad, senseless rambles that disrespected the audience as well as the targets of his diatribes, and then you laughed, and applauded, and called him authentic.
You, parents, who expect so much from your children and from yourselves, talking about values, education, and etiquette, knowing that we live in a civilized world where manners and common respect make us human and humane, but you expected so much less than that from somebody who was going to lead this country through that much-vaunted change, somebody who would automatically be a role model.You were willing to expose your impressionable youth to this madman, giving him permission to influence your son and tell your daughter that catcalling and rape jokes were fine.
You, religious leaders, who did the fist sign with your congregation and used the bible to justify your vote?!? How could you? Oh, how my heart ached and cracked for my church and how hard it was to look deep within me to restore my faith in organized religion.
You political butterflies, who forgot your ideologies, your mandate, the masses you defend and serve, just to get your feet inside Malacanang.
You, who were there in EDSA to kick out the dictator, you heard him say that he would resign to get Marcos in. And you voted for him?!?
You, who raged against the pork barrel! In his Cavite sortie, the Duts hinted at releasing Bong Revilla! Binoto mo pa rin siya!
You, reformed drug addicts, or even just the dabblers, who could testify that change is possible if given the chance. Why were you so willing to rob others of that chance? How selfish of you.
You, chauvinistic, abusive, philandering men who found justification in this misogynistic pig–oh what can I say to you? Just pray for your own redemption.
And you! You, my fellow woman. He molested his household helper. He wanted to be first in line to gangbang a missionary. He paraded his mistresses in front of his wife, even when they still lived together. He kissed women on the lips during his campaign, even as he boasted of a common-law wife and a couple more women on the side. I do not understand how all that did not make you rethink your vote. And some of you even called him Tatay, or mylabs. What was wrong with you?
He ran his city like a fiefdom. No track record at the national level. Dismal performance as Congress Representative–nanood lang ng sine. Disfunctional personal life. Physical and mental health in question. Rumors of murdered media personalities who went against him. Admissions of killing criminals outside the justice system. Rumors of his son involved in smuggling and drug running. His children beating a guest artist just because of a bad joke. At alam naman natin lahat ng ito even during the campaign period. Pero ganun eh. Iba siya. Totoong tao. Bakal na kamay. Change is coming. Huh? What the?!?!
And then there’s the Death Squads! How could that have been okay with you?!? You didn’t know about it? You didn’t know how bad it was? And you ask me why I blame you?
One of the reasons I got from my friends–because he’s the only one who can achieve radical change that this country badly needs. Bullcrap! There was never ever any empirical proof of that. You just believed the macho stories. You bought into the myth they built with manipulated polls and paid trolls.
It was a vote of desperation. And you chose to be desperate at a time when our country was at its best economic standing in a long time. When we were emerging as a new tiger. Desperation makes you stupid, you know.
Yes, we vote for both emotional and logical reasons. I did. The death squad issue was an emotional thing for me. It was against my values. But I also applied logic. It was a method that wasn’t working. The data showed it wasn’t an effective method. And dammit! It was illegal. On top of it being immoral! And there was no logical data for a projection, an intelligent prediction, to make anyone think that he could solve the crime and drug problems of the whole country. Ni walang diagram. Walang PowerPoint presentation. At nung kinuwestiyon siya about the How–sinigaw niya “bayot ka!” Wow lang. Boto ka pa rin. Ibang klase!
You forgot your education, your managerial orientation, your values, your faith and voted for a womanizing, cursing, murdering, lying, stealing, cheating man who was clinically, officially certified to be mentally imbalanced.
Two weeks before the vote, we found out that the Duterte family had properties and bank accounts not justified by their earnings as a political dynasty. And that did not make you wonder about his claims of being angry at corruption?!?
You’ve made up your mind. And you voted for him.
Because you were angry about traffic, frustrated with the MRT, outraged by laglag bala. And you voted for the one who only said he would solve those problems, without presenting any viable solution, just imaginary numbers and ridiculous deadlines. Naniwala naman kayo.
You just felt like voting for him. Basta. Duterte talaga.
YOU. VOTED. For the worst president since Marcos. Maybe even worse than Ferdinand Marcos.
And look at where that vote has brought us. Really look. Do not just scan the pages of Mocha, Sass, and his army of apologists.
Loans piling up. Peso slipping. Jobs and investments dwindling. Grants disappearing. Our islands being grabbed from us. Corruption growing. Nepotism, cronyism, incompetence, the death of meritocracy. Fake news hinahayaan at kinukunsinte pa. Wala nang bigas! And shit lang–may crime and drugs pa rin! May traffic pa rin. Sira pa rin ang MRT. At umuulan ng bala, hindi lang sa airport, pati sa kalsada. Batang babaeng may hawak ng Barbie doll naging collateral sa palpak na gerang walang kwenta. Pero ang mga drug lords malaya.
Eto pa! “Hindi siya trapo!” Gago, tingnan mo ngayon–trapo na siya, at isa pa siyang malaking doormat–Welcome, China! Our Islands, Yours Na. Tinapon ang ating victory sa Hague. At binenta ng libre ang bansa natin. With loan interests on our side. Hindi pa natin tapos bayaran ang mga utang ni Marcos, eto na naman.
Bwisit kayong lahat. Binoto niyo ay loko-lokong bastos na drug addict. Ang pangit pa.
Am I being unforgiving? Why? Are you asking for forgiveness?
In short, #NaDuterte kayo at nadamay pa kami. Saklap no?
Humanga sa Writer,
I’m fan po of jover and loved, loved, loved, her blog po, truly, truly, truly.
thought ko po, the 16 millions are now so enjoying their creation, what they had unleashed! so happy marahil, they must be ecstatic and shedding copious tears the color of blood. yaheeeey! endless happiness! manna from heaven! more, more, more! I’m being sarcastic po.
medyo hindi po ako nadamay sa kasaklapan, I was prepared and knew beforehand what the outcome was going to be. more or less. I have salted something not only for the rainy days, but also for stormy days, the earthquake days, the crazy days. I have so tightened my belt before hand, when the shit hits, it side stepped me. I was already lean, more or less, at hindi na-bulls-eye.
okay, 2yrs post election, enough blame game po. crying over spilled coconut milk, what good is that? best to get up and take stock. this is what we have been left, we’ll make the most of it, if not we, then me, po. I’ll make the most of it. I will survive! and wont begrudged the 16 millions. they have done enough harm, and I wont let their betrayal harm me more.
to the writer and contributor of jover’s blog, I know how you feel, I really really do. and here’s the but, the big but, there is a thing called getting over. good for you to air your grievances, shout about it and yell about it. and now that you have let go, turn your anger not to the nameless and faceless 16millions pre-election mites and troglodytes, but to the winners of the election, the senators,congressmen and women, mayors, konsehales, governors, lgus and demand, demand and demand a good government for the people, by the people, of the people. demand! the winners of election have names, they have faces and offices and web presence, so go and demand good government from them.
if you see them election winners on the streets, shout at them and demand good government, better still talk to them and ask to be heard. you see them in cinemas and theaters and malls, then by all means talk to them, got your placards ready? wave it at their faces! show your displeasure! again and again and again. you see their families in vacation elsewhere, then do the same thing and wave your placards, instead of asking to have selfies with them and smiling like idiots.
the 16millions voters have already dispersed and I wont be chasing them anymore, the deed is done. and what we/I have been left with is problem no blame game can solve. so get up and boogie! he, he, he.
Geee na geee! Na lagyan tayong lahat ng Cruz ‘ cross.
Na buisit tayong lahat talaga!
16 million na boto na nalo pa!
Unang hirit ng multi-party style presidential elections. No run-off maski walang majority votes. Salamat sa Commissioners ng 1987 Konstitusyon.
Sa federalismo system ganoon din NO RUN-OFF eleksyon? Mayroon pa Party-List representatives?
Tama na BUISIT TAYONG LAHAT.
Na duterte tayo! No time to forgive and don’t forgive as it is not going to work anyway.
Next time around…wag tayo mag BOBO. Sabi ng isang Ad Appeton Hi-IQ. . . maraming pinoy bobo – IQ 86 lang sa buong Asia.
Anong say mo? Anong say natin?
Bakit Maraming Bobo?
what bobo po? e merong buong accountancy class sa ateneo de dabaw na lahat pumasa kuno! may 9 summa cum laude, 20 magna cum laude, 15 cum laude, ang gagaling!
I hope they have not been copying from one another, he, he, he. else pang-guiness book of records ito.
PROBE POLL FRAUD, COMELEC URGES SOTTO, SENATE
The COMELEC has asked the Senate and Senator Vicente Sotto III to begin an investigation in connection with his claim that irregularities took place during the May 9, 2016 presidential election
The poll body made its appeal six days after Sotto said in a privilege speech that votes were transmitted as early as May 8, 2016, or a day before the automated elections, despite a COMELEC en banc resolution saying canvassers should only convene starting at 3 p.m. on election day
sana po hindi si ramon tulfo ang source ni sotto.
and here’s my grain of salt po: yong pic kuno na hawak ni sotto ay dapat my sequence yan, sequence of pics at sunod-sunod ang frame, like those taken by spycam, else ang pic na hawak ni sotto ay pic yan ng trial run done by comelec prior to election.
we all know comelec conducted trial run b4 election 2016, to see if pcos machines were still working okay. I think name of celebs were put on ballot and I forgot who the winner was, marilyn monroe?
Inquirer photo shows that Wiggy attends 1st friday mass at DOJ, wearing this frat jacket.
we don’t know his drama in doing this, but maybe to create a scene of being “Kawawa” as the Crazy Old man said he accepted the resignation of his frat brod?
here is the picture
yong frat jacket ni wiggy did not help him hang on to his job, tanggal pa rin siya, pinag-resign yata ang kapit tuko na ito. mukhang defensive masyado si wiggy at medyo regretful pa, doj is better kuno under him, so, why resign?
soon, we’ll be hearing how inept wiggy was, maraming backlog yata dahil si de lima lang ang iniintindi.
dapat inside out yang jacket, pangontra sa bad luck.
Lim din pala ang sur name ng mrs ni Wiggy … di kaya relative ito ni Napolies?
bakit frat jacket at hindi red? saanng ahensya ba sya ilalagay ngayon? openion lang po: drama lang ito.
he, he, he, nagluksa yata si wiggy, black jacket na, one of a feather luksa together at nag-black friday si wiggy. kulang na lang ng tears, sayang wala si bato sa tabi niya.
sana the new doj will release de lima at maipagtanggol ang dignity ng doj that was lost sa time ni wiggy.
the dignity of doj is tied with de lima, as long as de lima is kulong, doj remains suss.
free de lima!
this issue is also on rappler. In rappler, Joel Egco denied that has anything to do with the issue, but admit that Mr. Nix was on of his guest speaker.
Everyone denies when its bad news.
makes one wonder what joel egco and mr nix talk backstage, more handshaking under the table? consultancy fees and commissions being discussed?
no such thing as free lunch.
Ramon Tulfo’s ON TARGET column 4/5/18 – Bongbong is our genuine vp
“I endorsed Leni Robredo in this column and in my column in Bandera, and then voted for her
I was a close friend of her husband, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo
I believed she would make a good Vice President and perhaps an excellent President later as I believe that women are smarter than men
I was happy over the victory of my friend’s wife over her equally competent – or even more competent – rivals
But I was saddened to learn later that it was bongbong marcos who won the election but was cheated of victory
There was massive cheating at the polls in 2016, so massive that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte got 21 million votes and ended up with only 16 million
The 5 million reportedly went to candidate Mar Roxas, who was fourth in the prepoll surveys – next to Grace Poe and Jojo Binay – but went up to No. 2 after the ballots were counted
Rody Duterte was so far ahead that all the cheating the Liberal Party did was in vain
So, failing to put Roxas in the No.1 position in the presidential race, the LP had to make his vice presidential bet Robredo win at all cost. That’s the reason Bongbong was leading Robredo, her closest rival, by about 1 million votes on the night of May 14; but the people were shocked to find that she had overtaken him when they woke the following morning
I am told by very reliable sources that Robredo didn’t know the maneuvering of her own party as she was too naive to even think of cheating
You see, her husband Jesse always won handily in the elections for mayor in Naga City
We may not like Bongbong Marcos as many of us are reminded of his father, ferdinand, who ruled the country as a dictator
But just because we don’t like him, why should we deprive him of the vice presidency, which he won had he not been cheated
Whatever our sentiments about him, Bongbong is our genuine vice president. “
akala ko bay nahimasmasan na ang taong yan….nagsalimuang (hallucinating) pa pala…tulpong tala-tala talaga. papuntahin yan dito sa mindanao..panitan namin yan!
PET does not want to implement or accept Comelec’s rule of 25% shading. Comelec said that the “picos” accepted the 25% shading.
Not being a lawyer, i think it is invalid for PET not to adopt the 25%, which would be considered a invalid recount …
bong bong marcos has got pet now, I wonder tuloy kung nabayaran. dapat the rule about shading nuong 2016 election ay dapat sundin at i-apply, not for pet to make another rule on top what what was ruled dati. the issue is for votes to be recounted, not for pet to make new rules post election.
revisionism, specialty yan ng mga marcoses. at para bang revisionism revisited ito with pet revising election rules just so the marcoses will happy, bongbong to be made veep.
already, the marcoses are trying hard to revised the past, pinas kuno was most masagana while makoy was president. most masagana sa mga marcoses and cronies, lumobo pa nga ang jewel collection ni imelda. pero ang taumbayan walang sagana, kayod at hirap pa rin.
pati condition ng sc sa quo warranto may revision din. kahapon : “the high court, in its notice of resolution said Sereno must “expressly acknowledge this Court’s jurisdiction to act upon the relief prayed for, if any.”
araw na ito wala na ito: “expressly acknowledge this Court’s jurisdiction to act upon the relief prayed for, if any.”
halatang halata na po.
sa isang saglip na tumalikod lang si sereno, biglang naging revisionist ang supreme court, red herring na.
sometimes, it’s like butas ng karayom: there are people with problematic eyesight and can barely thread karayoms. malabo ang paningin, maybe they can see far but cannot see near. perhaps they have no money to update their eyeglasses let alone buy new eyeglasses kaya pinagtyagaan ang lumang eyeglasses. these people would have hard time shading ballot papers, barely able to pinpoint circles at parang hit and miss ang shading.
and there are those with may kurog na kamot, shaky hands, and miss shading the circle, shaded close but not too close. worse, hindi sila pwedeng magtagal sa polling booth checking their handiwork dahil pabilisan, or questions will be asked kung bakit natagalan sila, squinting at ballot papers and trying to steady their shaky hands, let along grab pencils. and there are those na talagang nerbyos, barely literate and able to read but have to vote nevertheless.
sometimes, it’s like taking exams, the mind sometimes freezes and everything is blurred. momentarily. by the time one recovers, the deed is done and there’s no wipe out o eraser on sight.
it will be very hard for pet to understand that there are people less fortunate than them, and maybe, pet makes no allowances for such. pet being mostly perfect and composed of lawyers and judges, and not forensic experts able to discern human frailties.
usually people in the province, especially the seniors would not shade properly. They would do it in a hurry para makauwi na. Ang decision ng PET is truly favors BBM but it will be so unjustifiable to the people.
Maybe alam nila in doing this, it will truly change the outcome of the election and say the follow the rules
Ano ang magagawa natin? I don’t know. Maybe they want to please the crazy old man again. Or maybe … i don’t know.
I don’t know ….
pet should accept comelec’s rule of 25% shading and try to understand the artificial intelligence of the pcos machine. failure to do so would render pet inept, unable to grasp the enormity what the evidence is presenting.
and if pet so wants to favor bong marcos by nullifying the 25% shading, pet has to bear in mind that doing so may favor leni instead! at baka lalong lumamang pa ang votes ni leni, bong marcos twice the loser!
pet should do as before, 25% shading is acceptable.
Ancient Mariner says
@kalakari. Thank you for confirming your status as a Marcos/Duterte troll. I will take all of your future statements with a pinch of salt. If you have the gall to continue posting.
that’s what I do too, take him with a pinch of salt.
you guys should question Ramon Tulfo and not me
Look maybe – KALAHARI wrote:
“I endorsed Leni Robredo in this column and in my column in Bandera, and then voted for her x x x
[there is apostrophy] at the beginning. . .
At the last also there is apostrophe:
— Whatever our sentiments about him, Bongbong is our genuine vice president. “
‘Tis a QUOTATION on Ramon Tulfo’s. Not Kalahari’s statement.
I had to read it again and again. And AGAIN. And saw it.
kalahari wanted response and he got it! he spread ramon tulfo’s article and got a response; fair or not, he spread negativity and got negativity-ed himself. all is fair in love and war. going fishing may net you chinese submarine! russian submarine! nuke paminsan! kaboom! kahit yong nakisakay lang, na-kaboom!
kahit humble bangka, nature is relentless, tinataub pa rin, nevermind kung vip ang mga sakay ng humble bangka, basta tinaub pa rin. that’s the nature of going pumalaot, be prepared. hope for the best but prepare for the worst. those who can swim may live, those that can’t . . .
kalahari is not musmos, no skin off his nose yan. matibay yan, resilient yan. so next time po, he becomes ramon tulfo’s messenger and likewise spread negativity, he knew what to expect. cheers to kalahari!
and cheers to you, leona!
and cheers to you, fersty!
Fedelynn M. Jemena says
Link isn’t working. Thank you.
Sorry. Link got erased. It’s there now.
Some Juan says
Mr. Nix was in the Philippines in 2015. https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/manila-times/20150517/281599534078946 Note the author.
moral of the story is that any idiot can become president, he, he, he. but people like mir nix and co. dont stay around and offer back up to ensure the idiot they had made elected become good president. the likes of mr nix et al just take their fee and run, sod all consequences post election. then they move on to the next idiot to be made president.