- Media gaining traction to earn public trust
- GMA News’ ‘Debate 2019’ brought back public trust to mainstream media
Constantly gaining public trust, media workers are doing their best to bring intelligent information to its viewers. With the help of the right information, people can now decide who are the people to vote in the upcoming elections.
We clearly see the effect of fake news and misinformation brought to us, like the one that resulted to 60 last recorded deaths by the measles plague, brought by misinformation.
People reacted positively to “Debate 2019: The GMA Senatorial Face-Off” which aired Saturday, as it showed the right amount of information that made the show going viral.
This is what I like about the newscasters from GMA, they are indeed fearless to throw questions without having a second thought of what might happen to them. Makikita mong may alam talaga sila sa isyu at di takot na ungkatin kung ano ang dapat ipaliwanag. #Debate2019
— Gian (@Vandoughla) February 9, 2019
Mel Tiangco in #Debate2019 is the embodiment of our disgust, distrust, and dissatisfaction in this system. You feel the frustration and her subtle skepticism in every question she throws. Ang tapang! O baka nadala ng bwisit nila kay Jiggy
— Rhondel Guevara (@rhondelguevara) February 9, 2019
— El Supremo (@ElleSupremo) February 9, 2019
Jiggy Manicad being roasted by his ex-colleagues. Fun stuff. #Debate2019
— Lewis Wong Jr. (@levy_wong) February 9, 2019
Who says GMA can't make Entertainment Show? Hahahah #Debate2019
— vrian (@vrian53906148) February 9, 2019
I'll admit it. GMA did a great job in researching, studying and preparing the questions for this debate. The Senatorial Candidates sometimes are caught off guard because of the questions of panelists.
— lorene (@doleralorene9) February 9, 2019
— [s/h] chubby dumpling's dame ✪ (@maknaehoarder) February 9, 2019
Manned by news veterans, the debate was moderated by Vicky Morales and Pia Arcangel, with debate panel members Jessica Soho, Howie Severino, Arnold Clavio, and Mel Tiangco.
Netizens were thrilled by Jessica Soho’s bombardment of questions directed at Imee Marcos.
My criteria is very simple. If I were to vote, I'd vote for someone whose mind is as close as the mind of former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.
— TAVIAS (@tavvias) February 9, 2019
listening to Gen. Bato Dela Rosa's views on justice, I recall a brilliant person named Miriam Santiago quote "The problem of an argument that's based on God is, it is the last resort of a bad debater."#Debate2019
— tenebris (@confusedYus) February 9, 2019
“Sinabi n’yo na political accusations lang at hindi pa napatunayan sa Korte ang mga paratang na ang inyong pamilya ay may ill-gotten wealth,” Jessica Soho asked.
“Pero sa datos po ng PCGG or Presidential Commission on Good Government, mayroon na pong 170 billion plus na na-recover mula sa inyong pamilya bilang ill-gotten wealth. Paano n’yo po kukumbinsihin ang mga botante sa Mayo na hindi nga po yun illegal weath?,” she added.
Imee answered: “Napakadami pang kaso na pending sa iba’t iba pong mga korte. Handa po kaming ipagtanggol ang aming pangalan, at alam po natin na iyong PCGG ay magpapatuloy pero ayaw ko pong mag-comment dahil interesado po kami. Pero patuloy po naming ipagtatanggol at ipaglalaban, ebidensiya sa ebidensiya, dokumento sa dokumento, lahat ng mga paratang na ito.”
Watch the replay here:
Without a moment’s notice, Jessica Soho slammed another hard hitting question to Imee: “Si Presidente Duterte po mismo ang nagsabi na kumausap po kayo sa kanya, kayo raw po mismo, para mag-settle. Ibig sabihin, nakahanda po ang inyong pamilya na magbalik maybe part o partial na wealth na described as ill-gotten. Paano po ninyo i-eexplain po ito?”
“My family volunteered to President Duterte na makikipag-ugnayan at magko-cooperate kami sa pagbigay ng impormasyon, ano man ang puwede naming ibigay, ano man ang nalalaman namin, pati na rin ang mga papeles. Dahil alam namin na si Duterte ay committed sa pagbabago at naniniwala kami sa agenda niya.”
Some other netizens praised how their senatorial bets answered the questions:
Tis is how Chel Diokno burned Imee Marcos to powder.The issue is prolong term limits,Marcos said Yes,while Diokno said No.
Chel Diokno opposed the idea,saying the people should remember what happened during the Martial Law era when Marcos prolonged his stay in power pic.twitter.com/rmUah5xAbP
— Hazel Lou J. Pepania🔮 (@hazelloujaim) February 10, 2019
— Jaymarc Verce Buan (@TheNewestMakoy) February 9, 2019
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