From Get Real Philippines: Here’s why it’s hard to feel sorry for ‘unmasked’ anonymous bloggers…

Here’s why it’s hard to feel sorry for ‘unmasked’ anonymous bloggers…

Because yes, even blogging has risks.

As a friend once said, the best defense against curbs to freedom of speech is to have something worthwhile to say, and to say it well.

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Time took advantage of pro-Duterte supporters, not the other way around. Deal with it.

Time didn’t allow itself “to be used”.

The rabid pro-Duterte supporters, just like your typical Filipino, thought that making Duterte win in a poll – commissioned by a reputable FOREIGN publication, especially one antagonistic to the president – would validate that they chose “the right person”. So sino nagpauto? Who are the mindless zombies who voted na di nag-iisip?

“Influential” doesn’t necessarily mean in a good way; that Time 100 poll also did feature Hitler and Stalin – 2 of the history’s most bloodthirsty authoritarians – after all. What’s worse, who got to write the articles on the featured persons was beyond anyone’s control but Time’s.

There’s no other nice way to say it, pero na-Duterte ang mga ‘tards. Pro-Duterte people don’t need to convince anybody that they’re fine, when it’s terribly obvious that they’ve been embarrassed YET AGAIN.