An open letter written by a certain netizen named Uriel Emmanuel Soriano addressed to Kapamilya network amid the drama surrounding the franchise renewal of the network circulates online.
Soriano opened the letter by introducing himself as Kapamilya viewer all his life – who’ve been faithfully watching Kapamilya shows every night because of their quality, entertaining and fun to watch programs. “I am a Kapamilya viewer for all my life. I’ve been faithfully watching your shows every night because they are made with such quality that it’s totally entertaining and fun to watch. I also made it a habit to watch TV Patrol because of your accurate and truthful news, especially when our former Vice President and Kabayan Noli de Castro delivers them in his trademark style.”
Until now…“But now, my respect for you is totally lost. Wanna know why?”
Soriano said he totally respect for the Kapamilya network because of biased reporting, who in their pathetic attempts to tarnish the image of his beloved Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, they violated the rule of confidentiality as public information and more. “Because of your very biased reporting. In your pathetic attempts to tarnish the image of our beloved Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, you went as far as to violate the rule of confidentiality by presenting Duterte’s psychological tests results as public information. Not only that! You even willingly violated the principle of fairness and equality!”
Soriano admonished his beloved network for abandoning the tenets of journalism which are supposedly to act as the vanguard of responsible, fair, impartial and truthful reporting because once again, of their attempts to tarnish his image. “You are supposed to be the vanguards of responsible, fair, impartial and truthful journalism! But, what happened now? You deliberately twist reports involving our Mayor in your attempts to tarnish his image! Your headlines in your reports about him are such that they show him in a bad light! For example, when he allegedly cursed the Pope, you only showed the part of the video where he said “P****g i*a, umuwi ka na!” which led to many people misinterpreting him as being rude to the Pope, when he was actually cursing about the way the government handled the traffic situation during the arrival and stay of Pope Francis in our country (He was stuck for many hours in traffic that he has to pee in a bottle while inside the car!) and, although the curse was uncalled for, we really cannot blame him for it!”
Soriano asked the Kapamilya network if they were that desperate to twist his words like the “r@pe j0ke” controversy, wherein they reported that Duterte was joking about r@pe when in reality he was narrating an instance where he joined a police operation to respond to a host@ge-taking situation, involving the Australian missionary. “Also, during his recent “rape joke” controversy, you reported that he was joking about rape when in fact he was telling a narrative of how he took part in an operation to eliminate the hostage takers who have killed 5 hostages, including the Australian missionary who was raped, slashed in the throat and shot in the neck, even putting his own life on the line to save the other hostages! Are you that desperate?”
Soriano continued citing the sins of Kapamilya network against Duterte that turned him from a loyal patron to a disgruntled supporter. “You have violated this very principle by totally disregarding the good traits of our Mayor and highlighting his bad traits. You only showed reports which can be used as potential tools for political mudslinging. You failed to understand his motivations behind every deed and every word he says. All because you have become a tool of those ambitious presidential candidates in their pathetic attempts to tarnish the good image of our Mayor.”
Soriano remarked that the Kapamilya network is supposed to be independent, no affiliation with political, corporate or cultural interest but its reporters are obviously affiliated with presidential candidates and this constitutes a conflict of interest, affecting their reporters impartiality. “You are supposed to be independent, not affiliated with any political, corporate, or cultural interests. Right? But it’s obvious that you have journalists who are affiliated with presidential candidates, and that constitutes a conflict of interest which affected the way you report on certain individuals (e.g.: showing Roxas and Aquino in a positive light while showing Duterte in a negative light). Why are you protecting them? Because you’re afraid to risk losing their alliance? Or because you are protecting your personal interests?”
Soriano ended the open letter with an appeal to his beloved network. “ABS-CBN, please stop all the black propaganda and deliver your news reports fairly and impartially!”
Note: Judging by the tone of writer’s voice, it appears that this letter was written sometime in 2016 either before the May 2016 election or after the then Davao City Mayor and now President Duterte just occupied Malacanang.
The open letter was re-posted by the FB page “Mr. Outcast” and has generated 6,000+ reactions and 8,800+ shares on Facebook.
Source: Mr. Outcast