If you ask Sunstar Cebu, each Filipino owes P155,862 debt should we divide the Philippine outstanding national debt of P12.9T (trillion) by 111.2 million ( total population) as of 2022 data.
However, if you ask Ms. Sass Rogadno Sasot of For the Motherland – Sass Rogando Sasot, Sunstar Cebu’s post on PH outstanding debt is a bad case of journalism on reporting debt.
In a Facebook post. Ms. Sasot countered that it’s not true each Filipino or family has that amount of debt to pay.
Ms. Sasot added that the national debt is not paid by each Filipinos. In fact, nobody in their lifetime has even paid national debt according to how it is divided by stupid journalist and equally stupid politicians.
Ms. Sasot asked her readers if their parents’ debt divide their debt according to the number of siblings?
Ms. Sasot reiterated that dividing the national debt by the number of population is pointless because that’s not how things work. The only point in dividing the national debt according to the number of Filipinos is to make Filipinos look stupid about sovereign debt.
Finally, highlighting debt this way indicates that national debt is inherently bad. It is NOT. Because majority of countries have debts.
You may now read Ms. Sass Sasot’s original FB post below.
NOT TRUE THAT EACH FILIPINO OR FAMILY HAS THAT AMOUNT OF DEBT TO PAY
Dear SunStar Cebu:
Stop this BAD CASE OF JOURNALISM on reporting debt. Ang utang pambansa ay hindi po ito binabayaran ng bawat individual. Nobody in their lifetime has ever paid national debt according to how it is divided by stupid journalists and equally stupid politicians.
Ang utang po ba ng tatay at nanay ninyo ay dinidivide sa kung ilan ang anak nila?
WALANG POINT i-divide ang national debt according to the number of population or number of families dahil hindi po tayo individually nagbabayad ng national debt. That is NOT how debt is pooled. Ang tanging point ng ginagawa ninyo ay gawing TANGA ang mga tao tungkol sa sovereign debt.
Hindi totoo na ang bawat pamilya ay may utang na ganyan kalaki according to your news.
Second point, highlighting debt this way indicates that national debt is inherently bad. It is NOT. LAHAT NG BANSA ay umuutang. Period.