PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS | VP Robredo, naglalabas ng maling imahe ng bansa - Usec. Badoy


During the Senate hearing on “Fake News”, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy cited Vice President Leni Robredo’s negative description in the Philippines, where she called Leni as the “purveyor” of fake news.
“The Vice President is one of the primary purveyors of fake news and the President may be an even bigger victim than she is,” Badoy said.
“For instance, she just said recently – she paints a gloomy picture of the country at a time in history where all important numbers are looking up.”she added.

The was no one on Leni’s behalf who can answer the accusation of Badoy. Badoy asked blogger Tonyo Cruz about his opinion on Leni’s statement if it’s a personal opinion or an opinion came from the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

Roby Alampay, BusinessWorld and InterAksyon Editor-in-Chief, second the motion Badoy’s opinion.

“I do think it is an important question and take this as an example: when an Undersecretary for Communications says this, is that the official position of the PCOO and of government?” Alampay asked.

Badoy said that it was just her two cents. But Alampay emphasized that public officials can’t be forced to tell their private opinions.

“I think the easiest way to deal with it is to basically tell anybody involved in official communications of Government that there is no such thing as your private equity here. Anything you say will be attributed – not just may, not just to you and not just to your office, but – to government,” Alampay explained.

“As long as you’re writing, your followers and your readers are an asset. It is an asset. And if theoretically, for example, a public official were to build up another million followers during tenure, by the end of that, he or she would have gotten followers courtesy of taxpayer money. And therefore, there is that conflict,” Alampay added.

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