GOVERNMENT STATION

31 07 2010


FOR THE SECOND time in less than a week and the third time in a month, broadcast network ABS-CBN was reportedly given preferential treatment by Malacañang. Four days after the network allegedly received an advance copy of President Aquino’s SONA, the Philippine Daily Inquirer said palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda broke the news “about Memorandum Circular No. 2 not in the government-run National Broadcasting Network as protocol demanded, but in the privately owned ABS-CBN.” The Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) is now investigating reports Lacierda’s application for the position of “Breaking News Correspondent” has been approved by Maria Ressa.

Breaking News! Unconfirmed reports say ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs head Maria Ressa has decided to pull out the network’s reporters from Malacañang. Edwin Lacierda and Ricky Carandang are already in the palace; Ressa believes that’s redundancy.

The Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) is protesting the alleged bias of Malacañang towards ABS-CBN. Members of the MPC felt they’ve had enough when palace spokespersons ended a recent press briefing with the line, “Salamat sa inyong pagdalo. Kami ang Communications Group ng Pangulo… naglilingkod sa inyo saan man sa mundo!”

For the second time in a month, palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda apologized to the Malacañang Press Corps for breaking an important piece of information to the privately-owned ABS-CBN network. Lacierda issued the apology on ANC.

SONA Leak
Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says Malacañang is now investigating reports that an advance copy of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address was given to ABS-CBN last Monday. Lacierda said the probe would be as transparent as possible. In fact, the public will have a chance to see the actual investigation… on ABS-CBN’s XXX.

Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said “I don’t know how ABS was able to get a copy (but) I can very well vouch for the fact that although Ricky Carandang is a former employee of ABS, he did not in any way leak it to ABS because I was with him the whole time” to which former ANC host Manolo Quezon said, “Eh bakit nakatingin ka sa ‘kin?”

Spokespersons
The Communications Group of President Aquino will soon have three spokespersons: Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma, Edwin Lacierda, and Ricky Carandang – one for dzMM, another for ABS-CBN, and a third for ANC.

Survey Says…
Are palace communicators (e.g. Edwin Lacierda) biased towards ABS-CBN?
A: Mismo! – 25%
B: Obvious naman ‘di ba? – 25%
C: Is water liquid? – 25%
D: Okay lang. Kebs! – 25%

This is our new survey. But no need to vote. This is a biased poll. The results have been leaked to ABS-CBN even before they’re posted here.

This just in: Rumors say the Philippine Lotto Draw will soon air on ABS-CBN! Wohoo!
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“I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.”
~Michael Pollan

Enjoy your weekend!

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SRO (Suhestyon, Reaksyon at Opinyon) with Lynda Jumilla and Alvin Elchico nightly on dzMM after TV Patrol and Strictly Politics with Pia Hontiveros, Tuesdays@7:30 PM on ANC.

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78 responses

31 07 2010
luisa

long time lurker, but I have to say this: bwahahaha. panalo yung survey!

31 07 2010
brunix

GMA News asked ABS-CBN for its comment on the allegations pero ayaw nilang magbigay ng pahayag… Hmmmm.. Naglilingkod sa inyo saan man sa Palasyo! :p

31 07 2010
Tin

“The Communications Group of President Arroyo will soon have three spokespersons: Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma, Edwin Lacierda, and Ricky Carandang – one for dzMM, another for ABS-CBN, and a third for ANC.”

Di ba dapat President Aquino? :)

Great post once again, PH.

31 07 2010
topdog

Ma Ressa will soon a clarification on the issue. Ricky will create the message, Coloma will dessiminate the clarification, while Manolo will deny it…LOL

31 07 2010
DEL

on Spokepersons: Feeling mo PH, si GMA pa rin ang presidente, hehehe. Nahawa ka na rin ke lacierda, hehehehe

31 07 2010
karaangbugoy

ABS-CBN.GOV! Another panalo for PH. Ten thumbs up!

31 07 2010
Paul

We are practically under the Lopez Administration fronting as Aquino’s. Oligarchy is again in full throttle.

3 08 2010
sandy

oligarchy nga talaga. asa na lang s pagbabago.

31 07 2010
Fang

the media, especially the MPC, has become the biggest brat in the neighborhood. instead of these people waiting for “news” to be thrown at their direction, why don’t they start sweating it up like real journalists??

31 07 2010
echosera ako!

kung di ba naman biased ang tawag dyan ewan ko na lang.

1 08 2010
phreddox

echos pwede

lol!

31 07 2010
Fang

the media, especially the MPC, has become the biggest brat in the neighborhood. instead of these people waiting for “news” to be thrown at their direction, why don’t they start sweating it up like real journalists?? Remember the reporter who “walked out” because wala daw syang story one weekend because Lacierda won’t accept calls on a weekend? where in our journalism courses did it said that the be all and end all of getting is having your calls answered? get a grip, mpc.

1 08 2010
Iam

Re: …”why don’t they start sweating it up like real journalists?? …” You have a point there. Minsan kasi given a hand, we want to take the whole arm. When I was in government, there were private lawyers from even ivy league schools connected with “de kampanilya” firms who tried to shortcut their research for their cases/assignments by simply going to the head of our agency to ask for info/opinion without even at least doing some background research. They simply asked for almost everything laid out on a silver platter. While my boss accommodated them, she did up to a certain point also. Pati kasi iyong mga nasa Official Gazette inaasa pa sa head of agency…

1 08 2010
Del

E, ano tawag mo ngayon sa Lopez network? they do not sweat either, nasa station lang pero nakakascoop sila.

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31 07 2010
Abusputnik

Nice post IDOL. Wag mag-alala ang Inquirer, next time sa kanila naman ilealeak ang balita.

31 07 2010
reviewer22

Lacierda apologizing for the leaks. And all the while we thought Ricky Carandang was the culprit. :)

Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said “I don’t know how ABS was able to get a copy (but) I can very well vouch for the fact that although Ricky Carandang is a former employee of ABS, he did not in any way leak it to ABS because I was with him the whole time” akala ko ang susunod eh nag selos si Ces Drilon.

1 08 2010
eddibumangon

What Lacierda apologized for was his announcement of MC2 over DZMM. We still don’t know up to now who leaked the SONA to ABS. BTW, MC2 is just a revision of a revision of MC1. Going by the opposition to EO1 which could go all the way to SC, do we also expect a revision to EO1? Hmmmm, this admin seems to be operating on a trial and error / hit or miss mode.

2 08 2010
kaye

Agree…trial and error/hit or miss mode, which most people don’t mind because they’ve been long conditioned to accept whatever the administration feeds them. :-(

31 07 2010
tsoknat

“Spokespersons
The Communications Group of President Arroyo will soon have three spokespersons: Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma, Edwin Lacierda, and Ricky Carandang – one for dzMM, another for ABS-CBN, and a third for ANC.”

–> Heck, baka President Aquino, not Arroyo. :)

31 07 2010
ramrod

Yes ABS-CBN all the way!

31 07 2010
babaylan

mukhang napaamo ni dahli si ph. nawala lahat ng posting sa ginawang pagkopya ni dahli aspillera ng malaya sa “ten rejecting sona opening lines”. baka gagawin na lang regular sa malaya ang lahat ng ph posting . jejeje

31 07 2010
Blunder

“The Communications Group of President ARROYO will soon have three spokespersons” ???? tama ba??

31 07 2010
spyshadow

also heard that manoling morato and maggie dela riva will move to anc :)

31 07 2010
chihuahua

boring na nga abs-cbn & anc ngayon. dati, parati silang growling & in fighting form, ngayon parati na lang silang wagging its tail.

31 07 2010
James

That’s unfair. siguro naman they don’t want to incur the ire of other networks. Sana naman ayusin nila to. hahaha.

31 07 2010
SYDMAN

hindi government station ang abs-cbn.

una, may pondo na binibigay sa kanila.
pangalawa, tinutulungan sila ng malakanyang
pangatlo, pinapahalagaan sila.

dammit, a country is required to have a government station pero we have two!

yun lang, the real one gets no love from the government!!!

31 07 2010
iamAPv

well.. weather weather lang yan !!

at panahon ng ABS-CBN ngayon..

31 07 2010
bbtsuperman

I would have to say (without sounding too impartial/bias, lol.), BRILLIANT!

31 07 2010
BBtsupermsn

I would have to say, BRILLIANT!

31 07 2010
professionalproofreader

Hi! May error po sa ‘spokespersons’. It should be ‘Aquino, and not ‘Arroyo.’

31 07 2010
professionalheckler

thanks. :-)

31 07 2010
jasper

i wonder who is/are the dummy stockholder(s) of the aquinos in abs-cbn.

1 08 2010
promdi

ala’y nagtanong ka pa, ‘tong… ano ba staying power ni ate kris out there?

1 08 2010
rainier_gonzalo

abs-cbn went all out for noynoy in the campaign. they’re just getting their due.

besides, nobody watches or listens to the government stations.

5 08 2010
Anonymous

excuse me…where is delikadesa here…media dapat walang pinapanigan.. ganyan ba kasimple ang pagtanaw sa mga bagay bagay…hindi nga tayo uunlad nyan!!! ang mga lopezes na lang ang patuloy na maghahari… lahat ng bagay nakasawsaw sila… someone says… sino kaya sa kanila ang major stockholder ng ABS…bato bato sa langit…

1 08 2010
Lynda Jumilla

LOL on this, heckler!
affiant further sayeth naught. ;-)

3 08 2010
Anonymous

kung mag-comment si jumilla at sa ka yong partner nya (is he gay?) sa communications group, parang inggit sila.

3 08 2010
DEL

Yes, he is gay, haha. Madalas ko siyang makita sa shell dito sa valero dati pag may nagrarally. Bali ang kamay pag nagyoyosi, at malamya magsalita. Parang naririnig mo lang yung accent ni Manoling Morato pag nagsasalita, haha.

3 08 2010
Lynda Jumilla

Ano raw? Anong pinaghuhugutan nito? At least, nakikinig ka, so tenchu!

1 08 2010
promdi

he he he. but in fairness to mang edwin, i think his latest apology naman is for coming out late by 100 minutes during the last mpc press conference… di naman yung leaking echhos… after all, no need to apologize for that, and the rest coming… there’s nothing abno in that. di ba expected naman yan from day one that P-noy took the abs-cbn guys?

1 08 2010
Peter Chua

Sobrang nagco-compensate si Noynoy sa pagkukulang ng Arroyo government pagdating sa pakikitungo sa media. Iniiwasan niyang ma-villefy sya ng mga broadcasters tulad ni Gloria. Who could blame him? He is effectively an ABS-CBN talent.

1 08 2010
senior60

well well well wala na tayong magagawa dahil prerogative

ang lahat ni noynoy pero ang tanong lang dito ay, ito ba ay

tatak ng isang mabuti at mahusay na presidente? ang may

kinikilingan?

kayo tomador, religiousboy, john, mula sa kaibuturan ng

inyong mga puso, tama ba itong ginawa ni noynoy?

1 08 2010
john

ayoko na sana mag comment senior60, kaya lang gusto ko malaman nyo na kaya ako nag wish noon na manalo si noynoy eh para laang mga katulad nyo ay maghirap lalo ang kalooban… sa loob ng darating pang 6 na taon!!! :D :D :D

2 08 2010
timpaul

hahaha. ANg lupit mo, john.

2 08 2010
religiousboy

Patulan ba. Yang si senior60 nung nagpahaging kung may gagawin kaya ang gobyerno tungkol sa sobrang NFA na bigas, nag-comento ako ng may ginagawa na po. Aba, hirit ba naman ay, saan daw galing ang balita, na-leak na ba raw ni Carandang? Ang akala ko ay concerned siya talaga sa kung ano ang magagawa ng gobyerno sa mga kababayan nating nagugutom. Ay dyusme! Gusto lang palang manira netong alang pinagkatandaan! Ala e, may tawag di-yan. A__y ng lipunan at di na dapat pansinin. Pero kahit marami sila (na pulos nanggagalaiti sa galit at nakalabas ang mga pangil…grrrrr!) at konti lang tayo, okay lang. At least sa blog lang na ito. Ma-hyper na silang lahat! Aha…aha…aha…ha…ha…ha..!

2 08 2010
timpaul

Pnoy has 88% trust rating. The other 12 are: senior 60, maxlip, kaye, paul, eddiebumangun, eufems, peter chua, echosera, topdog, hikalalumato, eufems and topdog.

3 08 2010
SuperJunior60

Hi Timpaul

Please include me in the 12%. Thanks.

3 08 2010
Paul

With us are the victims of Luisiita Massacre, exploited tenants of Luisita, scolded Pag-asa personnel, contractual workers confused by the EO blunder, tax payers who did not get their money’s worth from his mediocre performance in Congress and Senate, citizens lining up for water and non-supporters of the Abads and journalists victimized by Lacierda’s incompetence. Thank God we do not belong to Lacierda-Aquino (LA) lickers.

3 08 2010
maxlip

@timpaul: ba’t nasama ako sa 12% gayong di naman ako tinanong sa survey. Seriously, kahit hindi ako bumoto kay Noynoy I’m still hoping he could deliver his campaign promises.
Let’s give the man a chance to prove his worth. And to some of his avid fans out there, stop acting like you are better than anybody else. you know who you are.

12 08 2010
eddibumangon

timpaul, i’m proud to be included in the 12% list. pero teka, bakit twice na-mention si topdog, may favoritism ka, siguro SWS at Pulse Asia ginamit mo sa survey ano. :-)

1 08 2010
eufems
1 08 2010
mike

magtataka pa ba tayo na bias sila sa ABS e yang station na yan ang nagrecondition ng isip ng tao nung halalan, bukod sa mga kumpanyang nag susurvey kuno??

1 08 2010
batang buotan

The question is why the communicators of the Palace give special treatment to ABS-CBN? Is this just a lapse of judgement?

Still don’t know what to do? Still need a month-long seminar-workshop?

This is not the fault of ABS-CBN. This is the problem of the communicators. I think the President should direct these people to ‘daang matuwid’.

1 08 2010
maxlip

Yung pagbibigay pabor sa abs-cbn, kasama din kaya yun sa sinasabing matuwid na daan?

3 08 2010
DEL

ibig sabihin niyan, bayad utang. puede ring investment for the future, hahaha

2 08 2010
JR Lopez Gonzales

Got to agree with the new ABS-CBN Logo, PH. :-)

2 08 2010
reviewer22

tonight, ANC gets an exclusive interview with a general having knowledge about the wiretappings that lead to the Garci scandals. Not saying that there is still preferential treatment but makes me wonder if malacanang will be presenting its whistle blowers via ABS?

2 08 2010
john

PH… hindi ba pede lahat ng membro ng Kamara ang patalsikin natin??? :D :D :D

2 08 2010
gasti

panapanahon lng yn mga tol, babalatuhan mo b ang d m k tropa?

2 08 2010
marlontv

I also noticed that government housing institutions like SSS, PAG-IBIG, GSIS sponsor all Kabayan Production programs aired in ABS-CBN hehehehe.

2 08 2010
yodz

Obvious naman talaga na bias sila…
Kaya nung tinanong ako sa survey, ang sagot ko ay : “Is water liquid?”

3 08 2010
ramrod

“Is water liquid?”

depends on environmental temperature/pressure…can also be solid or gas… :)

3 08 2010
Ronald Redito

Most trusted network daw sila? Sino bang natanong ng survey na yun?

3 08 2010
religiousboy

KAYE wrote:

@religiousboy, you really had to take it literally, huh? throwing insults at people who comment here doesn’t help your idol’s image. since you wanted to call yourself a builder, why don’t you build a bridge between people here to your idol by explaining your idol’s side rather than throwing personal insults?

Kaye — Baka ikaw ang literal-taker. Or di mo na-gets ang joke. Me, throwing personal insults? Bago ka lang dito teh? If not, or baka defender ka lang nila Topdog, etal, what do you call yung mga termino nilang “panot, nakanganga, walang ginagawa, Abnoy, etc. etc.” HINDI PERSONAL INSULTS? Wag ako ang pagdiskitahan mo, if you want to defend your ilk, sinasagot ko lang naman mga insulto nila at di ako nag-uumpisa, gets mo? Gaya ng pamumuna ni eddibumangon yata yun, di daw ako religious. Nung binalikan ko, aba e, hypocrite daw ako sabi ni Lord? Tama ba yan? Now if you think you’re not that kind, then don’t be too defensive. Tungkol naman sa pagiging builder, tagal na naming nag-iisplika, teh. Read mo naman mga response ng talagang hard core. Tsk, tsk. Like you and the rest here, I shall continue to comment on issues I think worth commenting. At pag may personal insult na UNANG ibabato sa akin, ala, eh, tayo naman ay di pinanganak kahapon na dapat ay magsa-alang kibo na la-ang!

3 08 2010
eddibumangon

Hypocrites are people who don’t practice what they preach. If you claim to be “religious”, then words coming from you should reflect that character. And you are not just a hypocrite, you are also a LIAR for twisting my words. If you must attribute something that I said, quote properly.

3 08 2010
eddibumangon

“…At pag may personal insult na UNANG ibabato sa akin, ala, eh, tayo naman ay di pinanganak kahapon na dapat ay magsa-alang kibo na la-ang!” – religiousboy (09:05:59)

This specific statement from you is a perfect example of your hypocrisy. Whatever happened to offering the other cheek huh? :-)

3 08 2010
kaye

@eddibumangon: LOL. ’nuff said. :-)

@religiousboy: so by throwing personal insults, (because you said you are just responding to the same,) e nakakatulong kang maging maganda ang imahe ni noynoy? ok lang magkomento gaya ng sabi mo kung yung issue mismo ang sinasagot mo at di yung puro insulto lang sa mga nagkokomento kay noynoy ang laman ng mga comment mo. (issues: luisita massacre, defrauding the workers of their just compensation, appointing the abad family to his cabinet, etc.)

nga pala di ako bago dito. i was just actually surprised you had to single out what I said in one of the posts here e hindi naman kita pinakikialaman. so I beg to disagree with what you said, that you just respond to personal insults hurled at you because I certainly recall that was not the case with me. gusto mo lang siguro sumikat. yan, kuya, sikat ka na.

pero, tawa ako ng tawa kasi para kang batang nagsusumbong. ke noynoy ka magsumbong, wag saken. ;-)

3 08 2010
eddibumangon

@kaye: you are right, without the religious, he’s just a boy. :-)

3 08 2010
rhozza

dear PH, my former boss, is also an avid fan of your blog. Kaya naman it is so weird na di alam ng mga taga MALAYA kung saan galing ang mga nirerepost nila. Thanks PH for actually making me laugh over and over. waiting for your next entry.

3 08 2010
professionalheckler

hi to your boss! :-)

3 08 2010
jymba

excited na ako sa next article, malamang si Kris ang susunod na subject ni PH hehehe…

3 08 2010
senior60

ang dami mong satsat religiousboy para sa isang simpleng
opinion lang sana, mabuti pa si john nag confess na, na hindi
ko alam kung bakit ikinatutuwa ni timpaul…

believe me na lang para madali, hindi ko alam ang A__y, but
it must be bad, tutal wala namang censorship dito at hindi
naman tayo magkakilala personally, icomplete mo na kung
pwede, ano bang paki mo kung tawagin kang isang boy na
religious pero walang hiya….

at kung hindi mo ito nabasa dahil baka absent ka, ulitin ko
lang ang sinabi ng isang blogger dito na, parang, sagutin
mo ang message, huwag mong tirahin ang messenger…

3 08 2010
senior60

included sa 88% trust rating na yan timpaul ay ang

triumvirate ninyo ni tomador at religiousboy, na

hook, line and sinker, lulunukin ninyo kahit mali si

noynoy, kayo din, baka mabilaukan kayo….

which is wrong, if you love noynoy, correct him if he

is wrong, he is far from perfect, ano ba kayo….

3 08 2010
timpaul

grabe naman yan, senior. Sinabi ba namin na hindi nagkakamali ang presidente? Gayahin mo nalang si maxlip. Lets give Pnoy a chance. His blunders are nothing compared to ZTE, Hello Garci, Fertilizer Scam…etc, etc.

3 08 2010
dementia

You forgot Kris Aquino for Entertainment News

3 08 2010
Neil

Ditto @dementia.

Can’t speak on behalf of the news dept. Production ako eh. NYAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

3 08 2010
ramrod

religiousboy,

hayaah mo na lang mga yan, mga talunan kasi – LOSERS, kahit ano pang sabihin nila LOSERS pa rin sila (sa anumang bagay)… :)

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