Saturday, June 6, 2015

Media focus on politicians rather than national issues impoverishes the #Philippines


Philippine news full of politicians names and their grandstanding. Unang ipinapasok sa isip ng tao ang kung sino ang laman ng issue at bakit siya pinag-uusapan. Kaawa-awang mga Pilipino. Hirap na nga mag-isip pinapaliit pa lalo ang kukote.

Like for example, "Marcos rejected BBL". I've nothing against Sen. Bongbong no, magaling siya. But see if the news headline goes like "BBL cannot pass in it's present form" or something like that then people will first think "Why? Anong nangyari? Bakit hindi na papasa?" or "This is interesting. What could this possibly mean?" they would first want to know the details of the issue. 'Pag sinabi mong "Marcos rejected BBL" the focus is more on what Marcos did or achieved.

Another example is 'yang ibinabalita ng Inquirer at Philippine Star. Ultimo pagtanggap ng pangulo ng standing ovation sa Japan big news sa kanila. And that's exactly the point of their article, that PNoy received a standing ovation. Newsworthy ba talaga iyon? Nakatulong ba iyon sa mga Filipino? Hindi ba ang mga journalist ay may responsibilidad na maghatid ng importante at kapaki-pakinabang na balita sa mga tao? O bakit gano'n ang ibinabalita nila? Lumiliit ang tingin ko sa mga taong 'to na dapat mas malawak ang pang-unawa at kaalaman. Nakakaimbyerna talaga.

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