This is how radio personality Mark Lopez summarized in a nutshell his sentiment towards the extensive media coverage accorded by Rappler and company to the Recto Bank incident involving Chinese and Filipino fishing vessels.
Lopez lamented that in 2012, a similar collision incidents in the West Philippine Sea occured between a Chinese and Filipino fishing vessels.
However, mainstream media did not make a big deal out of it even when one Filipino fisherman perished in the said incident.
A obviously frustrated Lopez couldn’t help but ask the public, “Anyare?” What happened?
Lopez suspected someone is pulling the strings behind the scene.
Lopez remarked that drama has been played up to the highest level as noted by the full media coverage of the incident with international press to boot.
Lopez also couldn’t help but hit Rappler’s video interview of the owner of the boat, which Lopez described OA (overacting).
Lastly, Lopez debunked Rappler’s claim that this was the first time an incident occurred which he said isn’t true.
Nung palang June 2012, meron din nangyaring collision between a Filipino and Chinese vessel sa may Scarborough Shoal.
At mas matindi ito kasi may namatay na PILIPINO at may mga nasaktan din.
At parang parehong pareho ang story dun sa nangyari kelan lang – Binangga at inabando.
Pero nung 2012, bakit hindi big deal sa mga dilawan yung incident? Walang nag inarte nun kahit na may namatay na?
Hmmm… di kaya may nagkukumpas dito sa latest episode?
Masyado ata ang play up ng drama ha. Talagang full coverage ngayon, pati international press naka umang.
At yung video interview dun sa may ari ng lumubog na vessel ha, di ba medyo OA?
May banat pa si Rappler na 1st time daw may nangyari na ganyang insidente eh ayan oh, sila mismo may report nung 2012?