When people turn off comments or block others on social media

I just read an article about former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay having blocked pro-Duterte netizens because he apparently has no stomach to tolerate ideas that run counter to his own.

At once, this brought back to mind what ABS-CBN actress Kim Chiu when she posted a YouTube video entitled, “The Truth: Breaking My Silence,” two weeks ago. Kim Chiu hid behind a thick studio curtain, perhaps thinking it would disguise the truth.

Both are excellent examples of cowards who cannot handle the truth that in this world, there are always two sides of a coin. Or rather, many shades of gray. In this world of lightning speed travel of ideas, everybody has a word to say about issues. And those who pretend to espouse causes, and yet shield themselves from contradictory opinions, are quickly exposed as frauds.

A good idea can withstand the most severe of assaults from every side of an equation. After going through a rough storm, it will always emerge intact, and will gain acceptance from among the multitudes. Indeed, there are truths that have outlasted generations of people. The Bible is one of them. We also have the classics in literature. Good ideas are not temporary. In Pilipino, “hindi panandali-an.”

This is the reason the propaganda being propagated by the “dilawans” and the left, with plenty of financial support from the oligarchy, do not last long enough to sink into the public consciousness. These are superficial, hollow, empty. It doesn’t take much to demolish the falsehoods they throw into cyberspace. For every distortion and falsehood, a battery of Patriot missiles in the form of counter-ideas quickly shoot them down.

The same thing can be said about the fake news of ABS-CBN. Kung sa Hiligaynon, maalam na ang mga Pinoy. Hindi na ma-into (Filipinos are now smart. They cannot be fooled).

Kaya binisbisto lang ng mga katulad nina Hilbay at Kim Chiu ang kahinaan ng kanilang pinapakalat na propaganda. Ang taong bayan mismo ang dumedepensa sa gobyerno ngayon laban sa mga ganitong banta sa ating republika.


About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

4 Responses to When people turn off comments or block others on social media

  1. Rony Velano Adiong says:

    Yes, sir. I really agree that what happened to the ambush of Kim chu is scripted by ABS-CBN ( the dirty tv network). It has been for a long time that I didn’t watching their false news. I hate this tv network who are under the den of dilawan-the opposition demons group. They cannot fooled people for every time they open their mouth thier words have no longer credibility. I love my President. His heart and concern is for his people. He serve for the people and for the country with all his heart. Salute to the president duterte


  2. Amir says:

    After this lock down, netizens will surely hitback against those people. Creating false stories is their business. Galawang dilawan.


  3. Sir Manuel you are right for for more than 3 decades we had been made to believe that this oligarchs, and the Dilawans are righteous. We made to believe that Marcoses were bad. But it really it is not, if yoy ask our grandfathers or grandmothers, they will always say that thay had a better life during Marcos regime. After Marcos, Pres. Cory Aquino, Pres. Fidel Ramos, Pres. Erap Estrada, Pres. Gloria Arroyo, and Pres. Benigno Aquino IiI were nothing when it comes to infrastractures and improving the lives of Filipino And now atlast we have the working president who dont want corrupt, who want to improve the lives of Filipino by building many bridges, highways , ports and who made a betrer options in life, who looks for better alternatives and lastly peace and order. For me its Pres. Duterte or No to Dilawans.


  4. Felicitas Naguit says:

    Can you make a comment regarding a post of Arnold Liong for the sake of balance opinion. He posted in fb which I read and many made a comment even to the point of telling Duterte to transfer the reign of governance to Leni.


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