News5’s cheap stunt to compare airtime for Hidilyn Diaz’s gold medal moment vs President Duterte’s SONA boomerangs

Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles of the Luminous FB Page chided News5 for sowing an intrigue between Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and President Duterte,

In case you missed it, News5 made an infographics showing who had the longest airtime from the different local TV networks between President Duterte’s SONA and Hidilyn Diaz’s winning a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. According to News5 infographics, the airtime accorded to Hidilyn Diaz by primetime newscast was 1 hour and 22 minutes compared to President Duterte’s SONA was only 33 minutes.

So clearly, Diaz was the real newsmaker of the day, the infographics said.

“Ay, may ganito?” Atty. Trixie of the Luminous asked.

Atty. Trixie found it ludicrous that someone will compare two totally different events and declare the FIRST TIME SPORTS EVENT EVERRR longer than the President’s SONA when there is such a thing as replay. She wondered if they forgot to factor in technology? The novelty factor versus President Duterte SONA which happens every year compared to the Olympics which is every four years? And lastly, it was the 1st Olympic gold for the Philippines so it does not take take a genius to figure out why!

“May I compare two totally different events, at sabihin na mas mahaba ang coverage sa FIRST TIME SPORTS EVENTEVERRRRRR sa ulat ng presidente na pwede namang panuorin sa replay. NAkalimutan ninyo yung technology? Yung novelty? Yung samut saring mga factors including but not limited to the fact na madalas mag ulat ang pangulo natin at once every four years lang ang Olympics, at first time nangyari itong gold.”

Atty. Trixie cautioned them not to go further by comparing this to president’s popularity because they are mistaken. She reminded News5 that President Duterte is POON? god? So what if Hidilyn is a newsmaker of the day? She was deserving for the attention on that day. Atty. Trixie was apparently annoyed that the critics are trying to make an issue out of it?

“Pag ito ginamit ninyo sa hanash about the president’s popularity, NAGKAKAMALI KAYO. Di ba nga poon siya? At wehno ngayon kung newsmaker of the day si Hidilyn. Deserving naman sya sa atensyon that day. Gawan talaga ito ng isyu?”

As of this writing, the Luminous FB post has elicited 3,000+ reactions, 327 comments and 42 shares in 6 hours and counting.

Commenting on the thread, this netizen essentially captured the sentiment of fellow Duterte supporters regarding News5 infographics. “The critics of PRRD are trying their level best to attract the much-needed attention to portray that PRRD’s popularity is dwindling. They never learn their lesson and can never accept that their most hated President is still enjoying the highest trust and approval rating less than a year till he steps down! Our previous presidents never enjoyed this feat before leaving office; therefore, these haters are failing miserably in their quest to discredit PRRD🤣!”

“Kawawang mga dilawan sobrang ingit sa katangyagan ni President Rodrigo Duterte namimukhang Mga tanga at Mga Gonggong losers!!!” said another netizen.

“This is lowest of the low, tong mga Presstitutes talaga. Tignan natin mga Presstitutes kung mananalo ang mga kandidato nyo next elections,” commented the third netizen.


Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan

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