Sasot also questioned the sincerity of the mainstream media for giving so much attentions to Mocha’s case but very silent on the issue declaring Jover Laurio as Filipinos of the Year instead of giving the recognitions to the more deserving Filipino soldiers fighting against the Maute-ISIS group in Marawi City.
The well-known DDS blogger agreed with the statements of former Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew who stated in 1988 that the Philippines press enjoyed all the freedoms but they failed the Filipino people.
Here’s the Complete Statement of Sass Rogando Sasot:
Mainstream media gave so much attention to an alumni association giving an award to Mocha, yet was silent about one of their peers declaring Liberal Party propagandists as Filipinos of the Year instead of our soldiers and police men who sacrificed their lives to liberate Marawi from a terrorist group.
Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew’s observation in 1988 about our press still rings true today:
“The Philippines press enjoyed all the freedoms but they failed the Filipino people. A wildly partisan press helped Filipino politicians to flood the marketplace of ideas with junk, and confused and befuddled the people so that they could not see what their vital interests were in a developing country.”
Some netizens even pointed out the with the recent controversy involving the Dengvaxia vaccine and the Senate Hearing wherein witnesses keeps on pointing hands from among themselves of who were really the culprit behind the P3-billion Dengue Vaccine mess, but the mainstream media focused instead in the issue of Mocha’s award from UST.