June 24, 2018, 2:30 pm
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The kiss...

OH, you foreign media...! BBC reports... “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn criticism for kissing an overseas Filipina worker on the lips during a live event. Mr. Duterte was speaking to a crowd in South Korea when he called the woman on stage then convinced her to kiss him.” Fake news.

Oh, you foreign media...! What really happened: The President told the audience that he had books (“Altar of Secrets” all about the hypocrisy of the Romano Catholic Church) “...to give for free, in exchange for a kiss.” Two Filipinas raised their hands, rushed up the stage. The President hugged the first, gave her a book and a kiss on the cheek. The second Filipina, Bea Kim, was visibly star struck, giggly, frenzied and beside herself for being in the presence of her President. He asked... and Bea answered that she is not single, she is married to a Korean, two children. “If you see it as a prank, a ha-ha, how about here,” Duterte pointed to his lips for the promised kiss. Much nervous laughter, but evident willingness in the part of Bea, the President leaned over waiting for the kiss, and the woman likewise leaned for that light, split-second consensual touch of lips. Bea appeared to be a flattered, excited fan of the President consenting to be kissed on the lips, to cheers from a crowd. The episode elicited rousing applause and cheering from the auditorium full of Filipinos. The scene drew cheers from the audience, mostly made of up of 3,000 Filipino men and women workers. The President later asked the audience present to not take the kiss seriously, saying it was just a gimmick to make the people happy. That, BBC, was how it really happened. 

Mrs. Bea Kim: “There wasn’t malice in it...For me, for him, it didn’t mean anything.”

Giselle Estacio, Twitter user: “You can say that it’s unappropriate, but please don’t make up stories because no one force the lady to kiss Duterte,”

Presidential spokesman Secretary Harry Roque: “That female supporter of the President, Bea Kim, put no malice in the kiss. [Duterte’s] book in exchange of a kiss was a gimmick; mostly positive and neutral. Lady involved said there’s no malice in the kiss.” 

SamBardiano, Milano, Italy: “Divorce--The poor sod can’t even do that! Apart from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country that does not legally recognize divorce. That’s Catholicism for you. Insane.”

Michael Parish, Chicago, United States: Crime is down 63% since President Duterte’s taken over. The guy is doing something right. It makes sense since statistics tells us it is 3% of the people committing 87% of the crimes. Get rid of the 3% as he is doing and you end most crimes. If you had [Duterte] in London, it wouldn’t be the murder and crime capital of Europe.

Junice Melgar of Likhaan women’s group: “...A decent head of state should keep a professional distance and should not use his power to take advantage of women. Duterte should have restrained himself from kissing the woman even if she wanted to kiss him. 

Joms Salvador, secretary general of Gabriela, militant women’s group: “Disgusting theatrics of a misogynist president who feels entitled to demean, humiliate or disrespect women according to his whim.... It is unfortunate that the woman found it her obligation to publicly defend the act as ‘No malice’ when it is the President who is duty-bound to explain not only because it was upon his prodding but he is bound, as a public official, by rules of ethics to explain his unruly conduct....It is also his own perverted way of getting back at his women critics, his way of proving he can dominate women at any time and any place he chooses. It is his way of publicly exhibiting his contempt for women.”

Senator Risa Hontiveros, political opposition incessant ceaseless critic of President Duterte: “Despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority, acting like a feudal king who thinks that being the President is an entitlement to do anything that he pleases...Even if the act was consensual, it was the president, possessed of awesome, even intimidating power, who initiated it....It was not a meeting of two consenting individuals on equal terms.”

In my Inbox, (from Europe?) titled “Genocide Going On in the Philippines.” Would keeping alien journalists out of the Philippines prevent such absurd stories?’

Skewed news about far-away countries is, therefore, nothing new. Social researchers ought to do more studies on how much of the distortions in the foreign press occur due to 1) ignorance on the part of journalists; 2) cultural indifference and miscommunications; 3) vested interest and editors’ biases; and last but not least, 4) malice.

The Eurocentric press educates the public on the indolence of the African farmers; corruption among Asian leaders; the industry of the transnational press; the democratic foreign policies; the barbarity of the socialistic system; Latin American countries as basket cases. Media-dependent people in the west demand no evidence to press accounts.

Up to recently, the transnational news agencies of western countries make up a very small, elite group. Transnational implies that management and ownership is in the hands of diverse countries. This is not necessarily so. TNA produce, process, and distribute news and specialized information through their four predominant agencies–Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse, and the two large television news enterprises Visnews and UPITN.

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Dahliaspillera@yahoo.com
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