EXCLUSIVE by Raïssa Robles
Here’s the RESIBO [proof] that it could only be Rodrigo Duterte who used a British data analytics firm to help get elected President.
Cousins Peter and Pompee personally met Alexander Nix in May 2015, after he delivered a talk at the National Press Club on his company’s new way of running an election campaign.
What do you think they discussed during that meal which did not even include beer as a drink but only ice tea?
And why would the cousins La Viña and Laviña motor all the way to the National Press Club in Manila (which is so out-of-the-way from Makati, Pasig and Bonifacio Global City) just to listen to a foreign guy jaw off about a new way of conducting an election campaign?
Six months after that meal, Duterte had tossed his mayor’s hat into the presidential ring and the cousins had become a central part of his campaign team: Pompee La Viña as the “social media director” and Peter Tiu Laviña as the campaign spokesman.
I know that rabid Duterte supporters have been castigating me for concluding it was Duterte whom the Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) website had alluded to as their Philippine client. Some have even suggested the mystery client was Mar Roxas. So just to cover all bases, I talked to sources in the Mar Roxas and the Grace Poe campaign.
This one is for you, DDS, in the hope that you will start asking some hard questions.
I gave this story to South China Morning Post (HK), for which I have been writing since 1996.
Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix dined with two of Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign advisers in 2015
Nix and his companies have come under fire for using data harvested from Facebook, which recently revealed that some 1.2 million Filipinos on Facebook were affected by the data breach
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 April, 2018, 9:00pm
BY RAISSA ROBLES
When Alexander Nix, the recently suspended boss of Cambridge Analytica, went to Manila in May 2015, he did more than deliver a talk on his new method of managing elections.
Nix dined with Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña and Peter Tiu Laviña, cousins who later played key roles in Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign, notable for its use of social media. At the time, Nix identified himself as a board director of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL).
Peter snapped photographs of Nix’s talk at the National Press Club (NPC) in Manila and his meal at the club’s dining room, and posted them on his Facebook page. Also present on that occasion were NPC president Joel Sy Egco – now Undersecretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office or PCOO – and Taipan Millan, a lawyer and family friend of Duterte.
Six months after that meal with Nix, both cousins were among those who convinced Duterte to run for president. Duterte appointed “Pompee” La Viña as his social media director – a first in Philippine election history – and Peter Laviña as his campaign spokesman.
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high five says
Meyrong bagong news tungkol sa fb kani kanina lang, :).
Another Out of Topic … but please this is so disturbing
Duterte: I ordered Australian nun to be investigated for disorderly conduct
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday took full responsibility for the arrest of Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox, saying he ordered an investigation on her for supposed “disorderly conduct.”
“Let me just state my case as a worker of government, it was not the military who arrested the nun it was upon my orders implemented by the Bureau of Immigratio and I take full responsibility,” Duterte said during his speech in the Armed Forces of the Philippines change of command in Camp Aguinaldo.
“I ordered her investigated … not arrested, for a disorderly conduct. You know, the Philippine laws provide that I can deport you or refuse entry if you are an undesirable alien,” he added.
This super crazy old man is over his mind? Sister Patricia Fox is not arrested for her disorderly conduct, but then why investigate her and consider her as an undesirable alien?
Is this the way this crazy old man showing how he will treat the ICC investigator?
Even Sen Nancy Binay reacted, that how can Sister Patricia Fox be a treat?
The RC Nun is in her 70s? How can she be a threat to PRRD’s administration?
Who has better balls? Digong’s or Bato’s?
Hindi uurungan, hindi tatakbuhan daw ni ‘bato’ kung kakasuhan siya.
Eh si PRRD, fish balls?
Retorts to cusses, swears, threats of arrests, detentions, expulsions to his critics (e.g. Aus nun, ICC – CHR officials, Sen L de Lima, SC CJ)
the nun is 71yrs old yata at halos kasing edad ni digong! she has been in pinas for around 20yrs, working and helping farmers. she could also be into human rights of farmers too, that’s why probly duterte ay galit sa kanya. anything human rights ay redflag ni digong.
the last foreigner yata that got deported sa panahon ni pnoy was a young dutch hothead na sumali sa rally, nanuntok ng polis at nakipagtulakan pa.
sister fox is likely to give flowers to polis, not give polis black eye.
Raïssa, one reaction to your article.
It was Aquino, not Duterte, whom Cambridge Analytica “helped” become President, http://www.manilatimes.net/it-was-aquino-not-duterte-whom-cambridge-analytica-helped-become-president/393339/
Gist to his unsavory remarks are date-time stamps on photos that led him to entitle his article, and belittle yours.
John Dawn says
Raissa should never let her yellow bias cloud her logic and make up a Fake News. Its obvious that it was referring to Pnoy.
No, watch out for my reply why.
John Dawn says
“In the run up to national elections the incumbent client was widely perceived as both kind and honourable, qualities his campaign team thought were potentially election-winning,” the SCL web content said. “But SCL’s research showed that many groups within the electorate were more likely to be swayed by qualities such as toughness and decisiveness. SCL used the cross-cutting issue of crime to rebrand the client as a strong, no-nonsense man of action, who would appeal to the true values of the voters.”
Are you now saying that Duterte is KIND and HONOURABLE? Why not just admit that you made a mistake. I did check the archives and it clearly posted before 2016 elections.
Read = https://www.raissarobles.com/2018/04/25/letter-to-a-certain-tiglao/
Then go the SCMP link
Ang masasabi ko kabsat: ang The Manila Times; Rigoberto Tiglao, are two titles that are suspects of worthiness and trustworthiness.
Heh he heh
Kita-an ‘ta nu aniya ti ibaga na.
(abangan daw natin.)
ang alam ko si kris aquino ang number one campaigner ni pnoy at hindi from cambridge analytica yang si kris. ganon din sina juana change et al, nangumpanya rin sila para kay pnoy at hindi sila from cambridge.
si manny villar , who ran against pnoy, was also seen as fatherly, amiable and kind. manny has the most money to spend and favored to win, but lost big time. cory proved to be one of pnoy’s best asset. when manny villar also tried using his mother as asset, that back fired on manny. dragging his sick mother who was barely coherent on campaign trail only made manny villar look opportunistic, uncaring and disrespectful of the old, manny’s fatherly, amiable and kind persona easily forgotten.
the mothers (not cambridge) had made their sons.
OFF-TOPIC BUT RELEVANT
1. Two chinese military transport planes have been photographed on Panganiban Reef marking the first reported presence of this type of aircraft in Philippine territory in the South China Sea and raising the prospect that China will base warplanes there
Panganiban Reef – internationally known as Mischief Reef, is located within the 200-mile EEZ of the PHL and the Hague court 2016 ruling says Panganiban Reef belongs to the Philippines and forms part of its continental shelf
The Duterte administration has repeatedly played down the militarization of china in the south china sea and if it continues to do so, “this could embolden beijing to up the ante in the future”
2. SC says DOJ watchlist order vs Arroyo couple unconstitutional
The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday (4/17/18) unanimously nullified a 2011 DOJ circular issuing a watchlist order barring then former President Gloria Arroyo and her husband from leaving the country
The SC decision said the DOJ has no authority to bar individuals from leaving the country without a court order. Doing so, the high court said, would be violating an individual’s right to travel
The watchlist order from then Justice Secretary Leila De Lima was issued amid allegations of poll fraud in the 2007 elections.
The SC in October 2011 granted Arroyo’s prayer for a TRO on the watchlist order but De Lima still stopped the Arroyos from leaving the country (until Pinoy’s term ended)
Where is D5 now? Her “bossing” may likely face raps over dengvaxia mess, mamasapano massacre and DAP fund misuse
mischief reef, that must make duterte very happy. all he has to do is go to mischief reef and he’s already in china.
“If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…,” he said, pausing and pointing to himself.
“Hitler massacred three million Jews … there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” – Duteritler
‘Not 3 million but SIX MILLION Jews’ – Herr Duteritler!
duterit duterit. . . – ‘kala nya maayung tubag. i-GAS NYO AKO!
he he he
duterte is/was married to a jewish na si zimmerman, a german jew.
drill down says
Please excuse me to post this news item I’ve read its totally out of topic
Galaxy Entertainment’s PH partner denies Boracay casino scrapped
The crazy lier old man said … he don’t know anything about the casino, in fact he met with them
Another thing, again the crazy lier old man said he wants Bora to be closed, but he wants the Miss Universe to be held there.
he, he, he, maybe duterte thinks miss universe contestant are farmers! boracay is due for agrarian land reform and will be given to ‘farmers’ kuno at mamimigay pa kuno siya ng tractors.
I think, this crazy old man should be scrapped instead. he went to china recently and did not get what he wants, yata. hindi man lang siya pina-overnight duon as honored guest ng chinese president. na-dismissed kaagad siya, same day arrived, same day umalis at sa hongkong humantong.
getting crazier the old man is dahil sobrang laki at palubo ng palubo ang deficit. where in the world will he get more money? all he’s getting is promises and more promises from china, no cash transfer yata. foreign investors are shying away and local businesses are hanging on to their money and not parting easily with it. not fooled by his build build build too, and not spending spending spending.
taumbayan is already suffering the effects of his train train train. and now, more taxes is going to be imposed, imposed imposed.
Facebook has team up with Rappler and Vera files to check fake news being post. This has resulted booking of some DDS website.
Of course the DDS is not happy about it. In fact Jimmy Bondoc ask followers to delete their account and move to the Russian site.
Even PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy opposed that facebook team-up with the said group
Facebook is a private entity, correct me if I am wrong, its operation is not govern by law or its decision taken. Facebook is freely to choose whom they want to team-up for their purpose.
Facebook is not even a Filipino company to be dictated by Philippine Official (tama ba?)
Its like when they go to a restaurant, yes your a paying client, but certainly they can not say or tell the owner whom they want to cook for them. Now if they don’t like the cook, they can just leave and go to the place where it pleases them.
The Pro Old Crazy Old man did not like this, since it blocks their sinister activities hehehe
If they transfer, eh sila sila na lang ang mag bolahan doon diba?
Search fb in the web page of –
And you’ll see what is fb all about.
Content too gibberish @sam?
Chime into with the doctor, https://gab.ai/JeromeCorsi
sam, mark zuckerberg owns facebook and he’s not pinoy, not russian too.
good kung sa sa russian site na sina jimmy bondoc et al mag-conglomerate. the russians would know what to do with them, he, he, he. maybe gassed them all, the way the russian double agent kripal was nerve agented in london.
facebook will be cleaner minus jimmy bondoc et al, less polluted.
congrats to rappler and vera files po. start the long due clean up please.
some dds blogsites are blocked now kasi fake news makers sila. censorship kuno pero para sa akin, facebook is just enforcing truth standard. those that fall short of truth standard are out, easy peasy. better to stick to the truth, lying will get you kicked out.
Ancient Mariner says
What does DDS stand for?
diehard duterte supporters po.
Ancient Mariner says
It started as Davao Death Squad.
drill down says
Try something real. What is the deep state?
America’s deep state is real
But it might not be what you think.
Can’t hang a mobster?
How do you ‘kill’ the deep state? Virtually bigger than mobsters.
Insider political pundit for many decades Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, author of Killing the Deep State, says how (DiY) in a podcast interview with Bill O’Reilly, April 10, 2018.
Dela Rosa, who was scheduled to retire next week, said he would ask drug lords in jail to swear by the Bible that they would cease their illegal activities.
Lahat nag taas ng kamay at mag swear sa Bible.
Saan da-dalhin yun swear nila? Sa Simbahan?
Ang su-sunod ay ‘ask’ sila na ma-kompisal sa Pare!
‘Mag ka-ano ang kita mo sa illegal drug?’ tanong ng Pare.
‘Million Padre!’ ‘HA?’ Sigaw ng Pare. ‘Mag palitan na tayo. Gusto ko
yan Million kita’ dugtong ang Pare.
‘Ayaw ko Padre!’ Sagot ng konbik. ‘Bakit?’ Tanong ng Pare.
‘Kasi masarap mag swear at mag sinungaling Padre!’
‘Gusto ko rin yan’ sagot ni Padre. ‘Puede ka mag swear 7x
at absolueto ka sa mga kasalanan mo.’ sabi ni Padre.
7×7 equals Heaven! – sabi ng konbik.
ha ha ha
Chief Bato. . . nakakatawa ang swearing talaga.
swear on the bible, he, he, he, atheist lahat ang mga iyon, else kung good christians talaga sila they would not have been in jail, dahil law abiding sila at may takot sa dyos, respectful of fellow beings, hindi kawatan at hindi namamatay tao, hindi rapists at hindi manluluko.
swear on the bible, pero una sa lahat, ensure na walang butas yang bible na pwedeng pagtaguan ng droga!
sige, swear on the bible na lang dahil ang tokhang ay failure at hindi umubra.
the bible, would that be pastor quiboloy’s bible hauled all the way from hawaii together with stash of hidden money and gun parts?
ahem, dapat hamunin ni bato ng suntokan yong mga drug lords, kung matalo siya at manalo yong drug lord, e, di free kaagad yong drug lord, end of jail sentence. at kung manalo si bato at matalo yong drug lord, lahat na ari-arian ng drug lord will be confiscated and given to the poor in the community.
it’s about time bato resurrect the one on one hamon na dati niyang binitiwan when he was newly appointed hepe ng kapolisan. and may the better man wins.
Headlines: Consultative Committee wants to amend selection of Supreme Court justices
If ever there is a constitutional change
on the provisions of the SC, suggestion:
– abolish the rank of CHIEF JUSTICE and
instead replaced by PRESIDING JUSTICE.
PJ [Presiding Justice] shall only be by the
majority votes of all SC Justices within 3 days after
the Court has at least 10 justices, otherwise
President will have power to appoint the
The word ‘chief’ is remembered on the Native
American Indians = Chief = Chief Sitting Bull,
Chief Crazy Horse, Chef in the Kitchen, CIC=
Commander-in-Chief of the Military. Atbpa!
Every some/many practicing lawyer wants
to be chief justice. For what really? Prestige?
Honor? Atbpa? Isn’t it enough one is already
a justice of the Court? Takaw talaga ang tao!
Council to suggest to create more SC Courts
with different roles? Like for example in Italy?
With a guarantee? What for? The word ‘guarantee’
has been ABUSED a thousand times in anything.
It does not come out true. It keeps on growing
Another point – the JBC. It is a ‘council’ but under
the SC which can be influenced by justices et. al.
If this JBC is to continue, make it IMDEPENDENT
from the Supreme Court. Palakasan is
the SICKNESS of this council. Further, NO retired
justice or judge should SIT in this council.
This country is having NIGHTMARES at present.
Wake up PEOPLE!
there will always be chief, o head honco, no matter what. there is lion king in the jungle, king siya until an upstart comes along and challenge the king for a fight for supremacy. there is always a queen bee in the hive until a wanna be queen comes along. in universities there is chancellor, then deans. muslim muftis, christian popes, prime ministers, presidents, etc. there will always one at the zenith, supposedly the wisest, smartest, bravest, most influential, most loved, most trusted, high achiever and most able, etc. top of the food chain, overseeing all those below the chain.
the more evolve the society, the better organize it is, with hierarchy and bureaucracy to boot. that’s how homo sapiens functions.
and when presiding justices gets together, they’ll form an organization and elect a chief to represent them all, to protect their interests, uphold the standard of their profession, and enhance their standing in the community, etc.
dissolving the position of chief justice just because the crazy old man does not like her honor, the chief justice, the consultative committee is in cahoots with the crazy old man, their pay is tied with how well they can forward the crazy old man’s agenda is build build build, and mega mega mega foolish.
and since the chief justice pose a threat to the executive and could well be the last person standing, she must be removed. NOT!