Amid state-sponsored disinformation and outrageous statements of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos should no longer remain silent, women advocates said during an anti-“fake news” conference in Makati City last week.
The Philippines’ most trusted broadcast news organization, GMA News, is all set for the most comprehensive coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first-ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 25, 2016.
Anchored by GMA News pillars Jessica Soho and Mike Enriquez, GMA News’ “Du30: Unang SONA” special coverage gives Filipinos up-to-the-minute reportage from Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City where the first-ever President from Mindanao addresses the entire nation.
Dubbed “The Punisher” and Davao’s “Dirty Harry,” Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte does not mince words. He has been known to lace his speeches with expletives, and his controversial statements are often quoted in the headlines.
In “Wanted: President,” the long-time mayor faces veteran anchor Mel Tiangco as she questions him about his alleged human rights’ abuses and the so-called Davao Death Squad. When Tiangco asks Duterte about how he intends to rid the country of drugs, crime and corruption in six months, Duterte replies, “It could be bloody.”