Sunday, March 11, 2018

Be very careful: Pro-Duterte netizen warns her fellow supporters come 2019


As the 2019 election comes close, every politicians are maximizing their PR operators' help by weaponizing the most followed influencers who are commonly known as bloggers.
President Rodrigo Duterte with his cabinet members | Photo CTTO

One of the most prominent bloggers who is a solid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte is Krizette Laureta Chu. An alumnus of the New York University who is known to be very vocal about her opinion when it comes to politics.

In one of her Facebook posts, the pro-Duterte blogger warned everyone to be very careful regarding the people being followed on social media.

Unapologetic anent what she was about to say against the paid bloggers that could possibly include one of the friends she gained from supporting the President, she started with 'Pasensya sa matatamaan, but if you feel offended, that means you're guilty. Also, hindi ako umaatras so bring it. If may matatamaan, di ko na problema. You probably already disgust me anyway'.

'Some bloggers have willingly been employed by some politicians as part of their team. Some are obvious about their work, but perhaps some will never admit to being employed, or at least paid for their services', Chu added.
President Duterte with the PNP and AFP | Photo CTTO

Concerned about what the famous bloggers are feeding us, Chu is advising everybody to practice critical thinking.

'Please always ask, before you believe in something, "Is the person's post designed to help Duterte and this country in any way, truthfully? Makikinabang ba ang bansa dito?" "Why is the person pushing an issue that has nothing to do with Duterte, and yet uses our love for country to make it legit?" "Why does this post sound like a paid ad?" "Why is this person shamelessly endorsing someone?" "Who does this person work for? What is his/her current job? Who pays his/her salary?"', she wrote.

The prominent blogger also emphasized that Pres. Duterte will be needing the real supporters to help him take the country to greater heights and succeed. And that the first step, according to Chu, is 'having supporters who can discern for themselves the truth, who do not allow themselves to be used'.
The President with some of the pro-Duterte bloggers | Photo CTTO

At the end of the said post, the New York University alumnus left a piece of advice that would either make you agree or would keep you thinking: Think. And yes, learn to doubt every post.

Check out her full post below:

At the risk of offending certain people, this must be said.

As election 2019 nears, I ask you all to be very careful who you follow, or read, or believe. It doesn't matter what camp they're from. It doesn't matter if they're pro Duterte or anti. There are people from both sides who are guilty of this.

[Pasensya sa matatamaan, but if you feel offended, that means you're guilty. (Also, hindi ako umaatras so bring it.) If may matatamaan, di ko na problema. You probably already disgust me anyway.]
Vice President Leni Robredo with President Duterte | Photo CTTO

Please know this: Politicians and PR operators are weaponizing political bloggers to push their agenda.

Invite dito, invite doon, build friendships dito, hire to do work for their social media platforms doon. Lunch dito, party doon, bigyan ng awards dito, buddy buddy system doon.

When political blogging started, many of us started with pure hearts and nothing but the express desire to see a man like Duterte succeed, first by winning the election, and second by helping him achieve his goals as ordinary citizens.

Many savvy politicians latched into the naïveté of many simple citizens who became bloggers and then are using them--and will use them-- to push their agendas.

Some bloggers are innocent about this. Thinking it's just friendship being cultivated. Thinking the friendships of certain politicians come with no strings attached. Impossible. A politician is a politician is a politician. Especially if they've been playing the game for decades.

Some bloggers have willingly been employed by some politicians as part of their team. Some are obvious about their work, but perhaps some will never admit to being employed, or at least paid for their services

Unity is integral to the success of this administration, but it's a painful truth that some will use "patriotism" and love for Duterte to push for their own agendas.

I don't want to push for division, but even at the risk of offending certain people, I want us all to be very careful about believing the stuff we read.

Please always ask, before you believe in something, "Is the person's post designed to help Duterte and this country in any way, truthfully? Makikinabang ba ang bansa dito?" "Why is the person pushing an issue that has nothing to do with Duterte, and yet uses our love for country to make it legit?" "Why does this post sound like a paid ad?" "Why is this person shamelessly endorsing someone?" "Who does this person work for? What is his/her current job? Who pays his/her salary?"

If a post is just diversionary or doubtful, steer clear.

My only advice is to focus on Duterte and helping him succeed. Which means please be wary about certain people trying to shove their own agendas down your throat.

The President is but one man, and politics is a dirty business. He'll need real supporters to help him make this country succeed.

And the first step is having supporters who can discern for themselves the truth, who do not allow themselves to be used.

Think. And yes, learn to doubt every post.

Meanwhile, below are some of the comments from the netizens:
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 
Screengrab from Krizette Laureta Chu's Facebook 



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