Veteran columnist to other writers: "So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers"

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Manila, Philippines – Veteran columnist Rigoberto Tiglao believes that Filipino political partisans who writes for foreign articles are biased and unpatriotic as they bad mouthed their own country.

Tiglao pointed out how the Yellows focused their propaganda on foreign publications.

“This is because their propaganda venues during Benigno Aquino 3rd’s regime—the Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN Broadcasting—have retracted their claws, naturally concerned about their own survival under a President they had moved heaven and earth to stop from getting into power.” He wrote.

Tiglao saw how misleading and wrong the reports were by these Filipino writers for foreign organizations and publications, the main reason why there are many in US and Europe believe in human rights violation under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

He named Carlos Conde and Manuel Quezon as examples of these ungrateful writers to their nation who spread false news.

Conde started his journalist career in the news website called, which according to Tiglao is allegedly being run by bands of Communist Party propaganda.

Tiglao said that Conde joined the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility – are NGOs funded by the American National Endownment for Democracy, which have been accused of CIA funding.

He also surmised that foreign editors would not prioritize to review the articles made by Filipino writers as many of these foreigners don't even know where the Philippines is.

“There has never been a Philippine expert in their editorial sections, and there are tight deadlines, so they never really fact-check whatever an article written by a Filipino.” Tiglao added.

Another one is the case of Manuel Quezon 3rd, who was able to fool Washington Post that he has been a journalist by profession but he was actually a top Aquino propagandist, an undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office and occasional Presidential spokesperson stand-in. – Said Tiglao.

And with those credentials, Quezon got to fool the foreign publications.

Source: Manila Times

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