This is not the first time President Rodrigo Duterte slammed this two media companies regarding their alleged biased reporting.
He released a spicy statement after administering the oath of the the officers of the Philippine Councilor’s League.
Alam mo ang Inquirer kahapon, talagang bulls— ang p— ina niya, basura talaga ‘yan pati ‘yung eleksyon na ganyan. The poor will be killed. Tignan mo mag-slant. Ewan ko ba but someday—hindi ko tinatakot but someday ‘yung karma dadating ‘yan,” he said.
He also dished out the 200-million-peso issue in his bank account.
If there is a really a 200 million sa account ko, I will resign tomorrow, ‘yan ang hamon ko sa lahat. And if my children would get involved in corruption, I will gladly step down. ‘Yan ang totoo mga Inquirer, mga bulls— kayo pati ‘yung ABS-CBN. Basura ‘yung inano ninyo. Dapat may magsabi sa inyo ngayon p— ina ninyo, sinobrahan ninyo ang kalokohan ninyo.” he added.
“Talagang mga walanghiya ang p— inang journalista na ‘yan. Sabihin ko sa inyo talagang walanghiya pati ‘yung ABS-CBN. Because if I have the money p— ina ninyo. Nandiyan na ako sa gobyerno ngayon and you can request any son of a b— there sa central bank. Tell them to get a statement, bakit ako magbigay sa kalaban ko?” the continous hot statements about the two media companies continues.
The president also addressed that the two were never fair, even during the elections.
“Kay Inquirer, you’ve never been fair. I know that it’s supposed to be antagonistic but fair? Bastos kayo. Pati ABS-CBN bastos, bastos talaga,” he said.
Inquirer taking exception, NUJP Backlashes
Jose Ma. Nolasco, executive editor of Inquirer said in a statement that the newspaper company took exception on Duterte’s remarks.
“Even as we’ve courageously pursued the truth in our coverage, we’ve endeavored to get the administration’s side of any controversy,” he said as he notes that their newspaper had a column entitled View From The Palace. This section allows the administration to write or clarify their policies and personal matters.
ABS-CBN is yet to release a comment about this.
However, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines slams Duterte for his hasty generalization.
In a statement, they said, “Mawalang-galang subali’t napakalinaw na kayo po, at hindi sila, ang bastos. It was a brazen abuse of your immense power as chief executive of this land and only shows how little, if any, appreciation you have of democracy and governance.”
The group does not expect an apology from Duterte, but they can’t be tamed as they fulfill their “duty to inform the people as best we can of what is happening to our country, whether you agree with what we report or not”.