Open letter to Senator Migz Zubiri: Maria Ressa is unworthy of the Senate Medal of Excellence

Senator Migz Zubiri’s proposal to award Nobel Peace Prize awardee Maria Ressa with the Senate Medal of Excellence has ruffled some feathers on social media, especially among the Duterte supporters.

Social Media influencer and known Duterte supporter Tio Moreno wrote the open letter to tell the senator that his proposal is disagreeable.

Moreno, who hails from Bukidnon and recipient of the scholarship program of the Zubiris, began by confessing that he voted for the senator in the last election as a gesture of gratitude for the senator’s family for everything they’ve done for him.

However, Moreno believed Maria Ressa is unworthy of the Senate Medal of Excellence. Moreno explained that he is not a fan of partisan media’s fake news and propaganda. By bringing up the idea of conferring Ressa with such award may persuade him not to support the senator’s re-election bid in this upcoming election because he considers him an enabler of what Ressa represents.

Moreno ended the open letter with a prayer that the senator will redeem himself from the mess.

You may read Moreno’s open letter below.

Hello Senator Migz,

To be fair, I voted for you in the last election because I wanted to thank your family for everything they’ve done for me (char!) I am, in fact, one of the provincial scholars. A scholarship granted to me by the Zubiris of Bukidnon to further my education. To be honest, I am the only one in my batch in CMU who was able to keep it up, and I am grateful for that.

BUT, sir, I disagree with you on this point. Maria Ressa is unworthy of the Senate Medal of Excellence. I am not a supporter of partisan media’s fake news and black propaganda. You telling us this may persuade me not to vote for you in the upcoming election because you are now an enabler of lies and propaganda.

I hope you’ll redeem yourself from this mess.

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Source: Tio Moreno

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