Saturday, December 5, 2020

DOST-SEI Official Statement on Scholars' Stipends

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The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) DOST-SEI would like to assure the public and all stakeholders of its continuing commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of all our scholars amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They recently consulted with the various universities under the National Science Consortium (NSC) towards revisiting their existing policies and revising these where possible so as to help the scholars better cope with these trying times.

In particular, they are looking at ways to help scholars receive funding in a more timely manner given the adjustments and concessions that universities have had to undertake in the wake of the pandemic. They are also revisiting policies on the disbursement of funds so as to better provide for their needs above and beyond the demands of the classroom—an urgent concern, given how many of them have been thrust into the thick of research early in their programs.

They recognize that the unusual circumstances of the ongoing pandemic have necessitated major changes and adjustments across all sectors of society, and it behooves them to join hands with their scholars and stakeholders in working through this temporary period of upheaval and uncertainty.

The stipends for current undergraduate and graduate scholars were already released in full in the latter half of this year. Meanwhile, they are working for the prompt release of stipends for new scholars within the coming months. As they make these adjustments, they are looking forward to improving their services through constant dialogue with the NSC, scholars, and stakeholders.

DOST-SEI remains committed to working towards a COVID-free society, with science in full service of the Filipino people.

State of Qatar in Manila delivers aid to Philippine Red Cross for typhoon victims

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Ambassador of the State of Qatar in Manila delivers more than 40 tons of urgent humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross for victims and those affected by typhoon (VAMCO) in the Philippines

With directives of His Highness Sheikh/ Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, "may Allah protect him", to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the victims and those who were affected by the recent super typhoon (VAMCO) that struck the Philippines, His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Maliki, Ambassador of the State of Qatar In the Republic of the Philippines, on Friday, December 04, 2020, handed over to Senator/ Richard Gordon, President of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), during an official turn-over ceremony held at the (PRC) building, more than 40 tons of various food and non-food items, shelter, tents, water and sanitation units, generators, rescue boats, and other items, provided by Qatar Fund.

The urgent humanitarian aid - that arrived at Manila Airport (NAIA) on Friday morning on- board Emiri Air Force cargo plane - comes through an air bridge “Airlift” from the Qatari Armed Forces, as it comes within the framework of the Qatari extended bid to help friends in the Republic of the Philippines, and a commitment from the State of Qatar to alleviate the suffering of the victims, and to strengthen International efforts in the field of emergency relief.

It is worthy to note that Senator/ Richard Gordon, President of the Philippine Red Cross, praised Qatar aid and thanked Qatar for its humanitarian efforts, considering the State of Qatar key and strategic partner of the Philippines in this field, through its support for the Qatar Red Crescent, which works in coordination with the local partner, the Philippine Red Cross. Senator / Gordon also mentioned some examples of projects and contributions provided by the State of Qatar to the Philippines during the last period.

It is worth noting that the Qatari humanitarian aid program is implemented in cooperation and partnership between Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent, while the materials on the ground will be distributed urgently to those affected by the super typhoon in coordination between the Qatari Red Crescent and the Philippine Red Cross.

Is Roque aiming to be a tourism promoter at our expense?

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He's been to Subic, Boracay, Baguio, Cebu, and now Palawan. Is he doing this travel spree using his own budget?

Harry Roque seems to have delusions of grandeur. He is a legend in his own mind, a hero to his ego. He thinks he is above and beyond all of us, and worst is he is proud of it.

This guy is something else. Ibang klaseng nilalang. Since when did a Presidential Spokesperson became a tourism promoter? Maski ako nalito na sa job description niya. Papalitan ba niya Secretary ng Tourism. We see more of him than Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat....or even the head of Tourism Promotions Board. It's alright to help out but not to the expense of overshadowing the real tourism peeps.

Is that part of the job description? I think there are more important tasks he has to do being a Spox especially when all of his statements have been questionable. He needs to improve his craft first before he goes spending government funds on his sponsored travels.

Sorry, but he did not pass the audition for travel spokesperson. There is nothing about him that will persuade people to visit places. Next applicant, please. 

Maybe he’s promoting “It’s More Funny in the Philippines!” because that is what he is for most of us....a laughing stock?!

Whenever I see him, I am waiting for the punchlines. Those moments when it's time to laugh out loud with this comedian who was a former human rights lawyer but set it aside when he became, twice, a Spokesperson for Malacañang.

I have to admit that it is tough to set aside your integrity and credibility so I guess the rewards are too great that he is willing to be become one of the clowns of the government.

But it is not a laughing matter when the country and it's people are in stake. 

GMA bashed for asking for freebies

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Pwede pong libre na lang!

GMA News blasted for allegedly failing to pay OFW who produced Paris documentary

Walang kinikilingan.

Walang pinoprotektahan.

Walang kasinungalingan.

Pero magbayad sa OFW na pinagawan ng documentary?


Here's another disgusting story of a multi-billion-peso network asking for free work: 

"Wilson Paguyo, an OFW working as a chef in Paris, was one of many Filipinos whose work was put on hold after French authorities implemented a strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Concerned for the welfare of fellow Filipinos who are out of work and unable to return home to the Philippines, Wilson organized relief drives to help them survive the lockdown.

Wilson used his own savings and raised funds by selling vegetables, and risked his life going door to door to deliver food and essentials to fellow Filipinos. He was especially concerned for elderly and undocumented Filipinos who were afraid to be deported.

Wilson's story caught the attention of @gmanews, and wanted to feature him in a series of documentaries showing life of Filipinos who are stranded abroad because of the pandemic. 

Wilson's story caught the attention of GMA News, and wanted to feature him in a series of documentaries showing life of Filipinos who are stranded abroad because of the pandemic. 

He was told it would help give attention to his cause, so Wilson agreed.

GMA got in-touch with Wilson daily, sending him lists of shots and pegs that they wanted for the show. They asked him to conduct interviews and even to shoot establishing shots of famous Paris landmarks. 

They were consistent in praising him and reminding him that it would help his cause. In the end, GMA was able to produce an entire documentary off of his work which he did for free.

Running out of funds, he desperately asked GMA if they could at least donate directly to his cause in exchange for his work, to which GMA responded that they "don't have the budget." He never heard from them again.

Wilson got in-touch with me after he saw my posts of GMA asking for free work. In our video conversation, I explained how GMA is profiting off of free material, given to them by unwitting people who have little or no knowledge as to how their material is being exploited.

Wilson broke down in tears as he regretted giving away his work for free, he said he could've helped more people if GMA had compensated him fairly for his work.

He recalled an incident where he filmed the Notre Dame on fire, and CNN and Reuters approached him and offered upfront to pay for his amateur footage.

Wilson now worries that GMA did the same to OFWs from other countries who were also featured in their documentary series. Wilson is still in Paris, which remains under lockdown. He has run out of money, and many fellow Filipinos are still asking him for help.

Wilson's particular episode enjoys nearly three million views on Facebook, while other episodes in the series have millions more.

(For those unaware, yes you can make money from Facebook as well. Like YouTube, Facebook pays out a share of revenue from ads — those annoying one minute commercials featuring a product or game that suddenly appear while you're watching a video.)

This is aside from the fact that GMA now owns rights to republish and profit off of Wilson's work for as long as they want.

Need I say it? This predatory practice of big networks asking for free work MUST END — be it a work produced by a professional or a home video produced by an amateur.

These networks make BILLIONS and often grab content from social media and from unwitting people like Wilson, and they don't pay them a single centavo.

For a multi-billion-peso network like GMA to ask someone vulnerable like Wilson to produce free work is repulsive and deplorable to say the least.

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Staff did reach out to him after program aired, and pitched in donations out of their own pockets. Confirmed this Wilson. This just makes this incident alot more heartbreaking. The only winner here is the network, both Wilson and the staff are victims." - Ezra Acayan

Needless to say, best program in world TV pero di marunong magcompensate at mahilig sa libre. 

Grabe pala malpractice na ito ng GMA7. Dapat sila ang ma-imbestigador o reporter’s notebook. Ito pala ang dapat pag-initan ng mga tongresista. Ang tindi ng ginawa nila kay Wilson. Pinagod na nila yung tao at kinain ang oras sa pagbi-video, hindi man lang binayaran. 

Yan ba talaga trabaho nila? Sikat daw silang network, pwede gamitin sa marketing ang interview o materials mo...Buti na-open na yan!

Ilan pa kaya yung mga nadenggoy nila na nag ambag sa mga "award winning" docus and entries nila?

Umaalingasaw na GMA, mahilig sa libre o bumarat pero pagkakakitaan nila ang gawa mo. lol.

Huwag na po tayo umasa sa mga paid media. 

Here's GMA News asking a drone operator in Tuguegarao (who's family was also one of those affected) for free footage of the flooding.

Some keywords here are "waive all fees" and "you acknowledge that GMA has the right to sell, license or sublicense." 

Ang kapal nung "right to sell, license and sublicense". Kadiri naman GMA7.

Ni-request na libre yung footage ta's pagkakakitaan lang pala in the end, medyo makapal lang GMA News ha.

Part pa ba yan ng cost-cutting measures natin GMA Network? Kumusta na bottom line ni Lolo Gozon? 

Kukuhanin na libre tapos pagkikitaan.

Grabe naman pala. Wala na libre ngayon. Kahit man lang pang meryenda Sana binigyan. Kuripot naman. Charrr!

Libre na lang raw kapalit ng shoutout, 'di ba GMA News at Atom Araullo?

Masyadong garapalan na 'to. This predatory practice must be stopped. 

Needless to say, best program in world TV pero di marunong magcompensate at mahilig sa libre. 

May franchise at malaki daw ang income pero hindi kayang magbayad. Hayss wala na pong libre sa mundo! 

Buti pa nung naging guest akonsa isang show nila ay sundo at hatid ako with free snacks. Wala ring bayad pero exposure naman para sa akin yun.

Maybe it's the free publicity rin ang ex-deal. They feature you or your work in exchange of credit or acknowledgement recognizing you. It could be a fair deal for newbies like me being guested for the first time in one of their shows....but for experts and the needy like the victims of floods, maybe a financial compensation is in order.

We know how big they charge for commercials so it's but right they also pay for using somebody's work.

GMA News, kung gusto nyo ng magandang documentary magpagod kayo, gumastos kayo, tumulong kayo at huwag na huwag kayong gumamit ng ibang tao na ang gusto lang naman ay makatulong sa kapwa. Sobrang nakakahiya. Nakuha nyo ng libre at pinagkakitaan pa ang gawa ng iba. Ibang klase.

Diosmio GMA sa US nga kahit amateur vids eh binabayadan pa rin ng mga networks dun like CNN before they broadcast it! You mean yung mga “kuha ni youScooper Firstname Lastname” na mga vids na pinapalabas sa mga news broadcast niyo eh “libre” niyo ginagamit?

Ano pa nga ba?


We acknowledge concerns raised about how GMA Public Affairs has been sourcing video and photos for some of its programs. 

This has led to an internal review of our practices in relation to sourcing third party material. 

Our audit shows that a good number of our programs provide financial incentives to those who contribute their footage, while others consistently secure permission from contacts to air their material for free. We recognize the need to standardize our processes and improve.

Our immediate action is to put a stop to the practice of our teams requesting for use of photos and videos without compensation, particularly requesting interview subjects to shoot video for us for free. 

In the spirit of healthy dialogue, we also request that the rights of our staffers be respected and that their private information be protected from undue exposure that may lead to public shaming. 

Our Public Affairs teams have only done their best to produce our programs during these unprecedented times.

“done their best” done their best na hindi magbayad ng tao. Sa mababang pasahod ng GMA Network? Mas mataas pa ngang magpasahod yung TV5 sa inyo eh.

You need to compensate these people that you have used for your program.

Mahilig sa libre mga parasites ng Kapusod Network!! Tapos ibebenta sa advertisers at kikita ng MiLYON ng walang puhunan ang mga switek na Kapupu...Tengenenyo... GANID SA KITA!

Nakakahiya naman sa GMA News. May prangkisa pero ayaw magbayad royalty fees? Dapat ba meron din sila right to sell, license or sublicense works they didn’t actually pay for? Luh “Walang Binabayaran, Serbisyo mo dapat Libre lang” ata dapat tagline nila.

Sum it up. Why not, 'We acknowledge our shortcomings, and to make amends, we assure you that any and all future projects, contributors will be justly compensated." Period.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Advance, OWTO Sign Exclusive Partnership To Give Drivers Their Earnings On-Demand

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The word "pandemic" has been declared the word of the year by Webster's for obvious reasons, and not really for something good. The Coronavirus or what we now know as Covid-19 has indeed become a big deal for many as it has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many especially those infected by the virus.

Sadly, there is not too much to celebrate about the year 2020 as we have been plagued by so many more frustrating news of tragedies, deaths, anomalies, corruption, and whatever remains to be heard before the year end. I guess even if Christmas is just a few days away, we can't stop thinking that something else bad will happen.

Thus, it is a refreshing to hear about news of a partnership that would somehow help ease the hardship at least for partners of TNVS player OWTO. Their partnership with a Fintech company known as Advance is indeed one good news we love to hear amidst the pandemic times.

The other great news is that this new player in the ride hailing app category is 100% Filipino-owned. Something we should be proud of and patronize because who else should support Pinoys but fellow Filipinos.

What to know the details? But before that we had a fun discussion with OWTO's President and CEO Joel Gayod:

OWTO drivers no longer have to wait to receive their earnings, thanks to a partnership between the TNVS platform and Advance.

The deal comes after a successful four-month pilot with Advance, who issued on-demand earnings services to OWTO's shuttle drivers while servicing a BPO giant,

OWTO drivers typically have to wait up to 45 days for their compensation to be released by the partner BPO, but many of them need to get paid on the day of service. This is what makes the partnership with Advance so ideal.

Each time a driver completes a trip for OWTO's partners, their earnings will be registered in OWTO's app and made available to withdraw anytime. This flexible payment scheme aims to help cover the drivers' needs between paychecks, which typically come every 30th of the month.

"OWTO's partnership with Advance is a formidable alliance that positions both companies to dominate their respective markets. We are very excited to work with Advance in creating opportunities, surpassing key targets & achieving common goals in service of a wider consumer base," said OWTO CEO Joel Gayod. "With OWTO's proven market resilience and Advance's core capabilities, there is no way but up."

On-demand earnings services will be extended to even more drivers under OWTO's shuttle service operations as they expand their footprint to other companies. This is a huge win for the thousands of drivers who now have the flexibility to access their earnings as needed.

"These drivers are part of our front liners in today's reality," said Addi Guevara, Advance Co-founder. "They make it possible for others to continue making a living during these uncertain times. Through Advance's salary on-demand service, we hope to make life a little easier for them as well."

Interview with the Marketing Director 


Interview with the President and CEO of OWTO

MOA Signing between OWTO and ADVANCE

OWTO and ADVANCE doing the iconic Wazzup Pilipinas shout-out

Qatar Fund for Development provides assistance to victims of super typhoons

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In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the of the State of Qatar

Qatar Fund for Development provides urgent assistance to support victims and those who were affected by the super typhoons that struck the Republic of the Philippines, by sending urgent relief aid through an air bridge “Airlift” from the Qatari Armed Forces.

His Excellency Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, said that this aid arrived due to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar " May the Almighty Allah protect him", and it comes within the framework of the Qatari extended bid to help friends in the Republic of the Philippines.

His Excellency affirmed that the State of Qatar acted urgently in this regard in solidarity as of the difficult conditions that, the affected people are currently facing “The wise leadership interacted promptly with the repercussions of the disaster, confirming its keenness to alleviate the suffering of the victims, and to strengthen international efforts in the field of emergency relief.

As urgent humanitarian aid was provided to those affected by the typhoon "FAMCO" in the Republic of the Philippines, the aid includes more than (40) tons of various food and non-food items in addition to shelter, tents, water and sanitation units, generators and rescue boats1-9.

The aid program will be implemented in partnership and cooperation between Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent, which in turn will coordinate, with the Philippine Red Cross to ensure the provision of aid as quickly as needed in due to circumstances of those affected by the super Typhoon.

It is worth noting that five typhoons struck the Republic of the Philippines over a period of four weeks, including typhoon "FAMCO" and "Goni", which is the strongest in the world this year so far.

It is noteworthy that the Republic of the Philippines is exposed annually to about 20 tropical cyclones on average, which cause floods, landslides and other accidents.

ISIS inspired BIFF attacked the town center of Datu Piang, Maguindanao

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Dulawan, Datu Piang Town Center under attack by 'alleged' ISIS inspired armed group. Latest report says security forces have started to mitigate the ongoing firefight.

Around 50 armed men stormed a police station  last night.

Army Chief Lt Gen Cirilito Sobejana said that police and military units have managed to control the situation—there are no reports of casualties as of this time.

Sobejana said combined units managed to repel the attack. "As of now, we are in control of the town proper," Sobejana said in a message. He once served as commander of the 6ID based in Maguindanao

Armed men allegedly belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters burned a police patrol car.

An activist and her baby jailed.

A mayor is shot dead.

Datu Piang, Maguindanao is under terrorist attack in the middle of the night. 

Dark times.

Nah! It aint dark times its just another Thursday.

Our entire default reality is dark times.

Meanwhile, our state remains unbothered by red-tagging progressive organizations. This is the rippling effects of this draconian political climate.

Blazing fire in Notre Dame School in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Is this ISIS-related? Their poblacion is surrounded by group of militants. 

Residents report that the Church and the School is under fire, while no confirmed reports has reached the Police yet. 

Datu Piang has had a long history of similar incidents with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters where military operations as recent as March 20 last year has overrun their enclaves.

A 2018 explosion in the same place has killed two farmers while a 2014 explosion takes place in a buss terminal.

Clashes in a bridge project in 2016 has resulted in the death of 3 BIFF, while similar conflicts occurred also in 2013.

A bombing incident in July 12, 2010, has also killed a 7 year old, along with wounding 4 others.

With this long history of terroristic activity in Datu Piang, we are to see if the new "Anti-Terror Law" would have some teeth and strike some change in the situation.

6th Infantry Division spokesman LtCol Anhouvic Atilano: Ang nangyari dito ay simpleng pag-atake para i-harass ang police chief ng Datu Piang.

Simple? They call it simple? Maybe because it has been a regular situation that it has been a common event for them.

Can we just not cause more pain and suffering other than what 2020 has already brought? 

Laguna mayor Caesar Perez shot dead inside municipal hall

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Los Baños, Laguna mayor and former vice governor Caesar Perez, who was included in President Duterte's narco list, was shot inside the municipal hall tonight. Sources said he was critical. 

The mayor was declared dead by attending physician at around 9:25 p.m., according to police report.

People were gathering outside HealthServ in Los Baños Laguna where Mayor Cesar Perez was rushed after being shot in the municipal hall around 9pm Thursday. Laguna Gov.Ramil Hernandez later confirmed Perez died.

The number of dead mayors under this administration is unprecedented. Hoping  justice for him and all the victims of EJKs.

Sa loob pa ng municipal hall pinatay ang mayor ng Los Baños!

It's alarming that people like government officials, lawyers and judges -- who uphold current laws and perform the 'most legal' of all activities -- can get killed like this.

End the culture of impunity!

As of February 2019 pa lang, 12 mayors and 7 vice mayors have already been killed under Duterte admin. 

Grabe na patayan mismong loob ng hospital, court room, municipal hall, barangay hall, sa loob ng sariling bahay....

Even among the ruling class, the fight for power is becoming messier and bloodier. 

Quarrels among the ruling class reveal the deepening crisis in our political system, which the masses must take advantage of to strengthen its own power and advance its legitimate interests.

We know this Mayor here. It is pure baloney to link him to drugs. It's a convenient excuse and this is what makes this country dangerous as you can be easily linked to drugs without basis or proof. Kapag gusto kang patayin, that's it! Sasabihin lang ay suspected drug pusher or user ka. Pero mga real drug lords are still comfy in their mansions or out of the country.

Halatang halata na desperadong ibalik ang dating branding ng DUTERTE na kunwari galit sa drugs at kurapsyon, sigurado para sa 2022 elections.

Tama na yan. Trying hard ka na masyado idivert mga kapalpakan mo.

Kapag nalalapit talaga election, iniisa isa nila. Mga duwag! amp!

Ano ulit yung true meaning ng DDS? Davao Death Squad!

Operation Debold, na naman? Laglagan na!

The brazen killing of Los Baños mayor Cesar Perez right inside the municipal hall is distressing news for the nation in general, and for the residents of LB in particular. May the truth and justice surrounding this terrible incident be urgently pursued.

The mayor has been an influential figure in making Los Baños into what it is today. Los Banos, Laguna lost a father figure tonight. Rest in Peace and thank you for your service and love for Los Baños, Mayor Perez. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Nas Daily is getting cancelled for Manny Pacquiao propaganda

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Boxing legend Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed that he regrets entering politics in an episode of "Nas Talks" podcast with vlogger Nuseir Yassin, popularly known as Nas Daily. 

Nas Daily: OMG! I just had the “most amazing and honest conversation” with Manny Pacquiao

Me: You ain't fooling nobody.

Is Nas Daily lowkey promoting Manny Pacquiao lalo na when they are talks that he’ll be running on the 2022 presidential elections?

“Because of the system of politics, there's a lot of corrupt (politicians). I'm not saying all of them, but most of them,” Pacquiao said in an interview with internet celebrity Nas Daily’s podcast Nas Talk, posted on Nov 25. 

As the PDP Laban announced that Pacquiao is their new leader, and days ago I was amazed that Nas Talks (Nas Daily podcast) interviewed Sen. Manny and he said there that he regrets entering politics. But now ambot sa imo Manny, now I know bakit may mga exposure na si sir!

Not Nas Daily getting paid to promote Manny Pac-whatever-the-spelling-is.

I use to like Nas Daily, but now he is annoying and polarizing.

First it was Fil-Am vlogger Will Dasovich, now it's Manny Pacquiao, both of not so credible characters tainted by political agendas.

Yuck, bye Nas Daily. Thanks for promoting a homophobic, misogynist, supporter of an incompetent president. Thank you for using your reach to perpetuate personality politics. 

So Nas Daily supports an enabler of a fascist and incompetent regime. Plus, zionist din pala siya, enabler ng imperyalismo himself. 

Anyway, supporting a homophobe like Manny, is not helping our country. Please don't help at all. You're only giving people like him a platform and it is so unhelpful. 

I like Nas/Nas Daily before it became a “business” lol. its Nas Daily being used as propaganda for me. Paid promotion. Nice one, Money, I mean Manny. 

Love your content but not this one Nas Daily.

I mean now I feel he's got that weird fake persona vibe every time.

Whatever the fuck happened to positive change? 

I remember saying Pacquiao will be running for president. Apparently, he's campaigning na yata. Hahaha.

And Nas endorsed Trump although sinabi niya he's not 'endorsing' Trump . Like, ewww?

Now this looks a lot like endorsement for the boxer- senator- businessman- and a whole lot of others

When Nas Daily posted that video I had no choice but to unlike his page. He shared some great content but this one is something I can't tolerate.

Thank you, Nas Daily, for finally being explicit with your agenda. 

I was a previous viewer of his vids but as I see it more, I found it unsettling how he’d zero in on particular subjects but ignore the rest of the story or the context.

His content became focused on clout more than anything so this really isn’t surprising.

Eeew the grammatical errors!,, My point is he’s been like this since before but it’s clearer now because nakikisawsaw siya sa politika natin ng walang alam sa konteksto natin ngayon.

Now this;

"A friend just recently received this message from an unknown number. Hey, Pacquiao! From Mobile Legend, Batangas event (which was a violation of the health protocol), Nas Daily, and now this?

Too early for this. Please address the pandemic and the recession first."

We take pride in the fact that the Philippines has the longest Christmas season... But did you know that we have the longest campaign season as well?

Very disappointing, Nas Daily. Now I'm believing that Nas Daily is and always has been a shill.

"I am a victim of Fake News...and I can't be quiet anymore.

I really really hate drama. I just want to travel the world and show you the positive side of it. But some people don't like that.

This video says it all. It's time to hold people accountable."

Eyeing for Presidency: Pacquiao was just named President of PDP-LABAN

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Pacquiao was just named President of PDP-LABAN, PRRD's party. He's rumored to be eyeing the Top Post in 2022.

Senator Manny Pacquiao has promised that the administration party PDP-Laban would take a strong stance against corruption and take the cudgels for the marginalized as he sits as its president. 

Kita niyo? Same old drama from 2016. Di raw tatakbo. I swear, Pacquiao is just a pawn. He may mean well but he's being used and it's not good for us all.

Waking up and seeing twitter news and I was like, WTF?

Manny Pacquiao? He's well enough the Philippine's pride of Boxing; getting the news before that he's a senator and I was like, really? And now, eyeing for presidency? Dude, I won't look down on you but please, stop there. 

Manny Pacquiao having a big chance at being president is scary.

He's loved by Filipinos, so if he chooses to run for the presidency, he might just win (popular vote).

Manny Pacquiao is another product of Populism like Dogterte.

He knows he's popular, he's influential and he can deceive anyone to vote for him. 


Kunwari para sa mahirap para sa masa pero pangsariling interes lang pala iniisip.

Pacquiao is eyeing for presidency in 2022 but he never made any significant and known contribution to our society except for the recognition as a great Filipino boxer.

But he’s extremely religious (not that its a bad thing, but you know, separation of state and religion) and then he misinterprets what is written in the Bible, and he is definitely a homophobe. If he wins the presidency, all laws under him might be influenced by his personal preferences. 

Now that Pacquiao is hinting to run for 2022 presidency, let’s not forget what he thinks about gay people.

“Mas masahol pa sa hayop.”

Never forget that Manny Pacquiao has done a TERRIBLE job as a lawmaker. Kahit attendance, bagsak. And now it feels like he's gonna run for President? Mag-boxing nalang sya, please. 

Daming paandar ni Pacquiao. There's the new Paquito hero on Mobile Legends, the podcast with Nas Daily, the Batangas event sans physical distancing, then the PDP-Laban leadership. Ang aga aga, Manny.

He’s also the new endorser for @enjoyGLOBE sabi ng kakilala ko from their agency. Ads will be up soon. 

And his film bio shown this week in Cinema One.

Pacquiao will turn out to be just another politician like Duterte. He will govern with cynicism. We don’t need that. We need a leader that will lift our country up. A leader who respects life— all Filipino lives. We need leadership to stir a country to the future.

I am not comfortable with the idea alone that someone with an IQ at room temperature could lead a country of 100 million. But we know since the boxing commission hearing that he has prompts... and still can not speak straight sentences when not memorized.

No disrespect to Pacquiao, but in terms of leading a country, i think it would be better both for him / his reputation, to leave it to someone more capable.

YES. May puso si Manny.

But Malacañang needs more than just a good heart—it also needs a brilliant, open mind.

Pacquiao makes confusing & conflicting statements.

He's Christian, but he supports death penalty, enables a dictator, condones EJKs, & passes judgment vs LGBTQ people.





I can support Pacquiao inside the boxing ring but inside Malacañang.......... Never.

Manny Pacquiao is enough being a National Pride and mabuting tao.

To become the Philippine President?

It is NEVER appealing. It's APPALLING!!!

If Pacquiao governed like he fought, the Philippines would be world class under him. Unfortunately he governs like he's dealing poker in the back room where the lights are dim, the smoke is thick, the liquor is flowing, and the goons stand by with bad breath.

I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes the next Estrada and show his true colors to the country.

Just like Duterte, he isn't fit to be president.  Being a great boxer does not equate to being a good president.  Pinoys never learn.  We see Politics as a movie that's why we continuously elect great actors (actresses) and pretenders.

Presidency is much more than boxing. He should think like the late Dolphy who did not run because he said: "What will I do if I win?"

Respect for what Pacquiao achieved in the field of boxing & his help to many Filipinos. The political arena, however, is an entirely different thing. Hope he seriously re-considers his political ambitions for the sake of country and people.

But there's a great probability that he won't. He lives for the roar of the crowd, the clatter of the voting machines.

Sigh. It’s sad that there seem to be no voice of reason from within his circle. Each with his own agenda, thinking for his/her benefit. To hell with country. And PDP-Laban/CPC knows how to play with people’s “sweet spots”. Manny, Duterte, Pimentel, Velasco - the doomsday quartet.

I remember another Manny who also started his campaign early, he fizzled out due to corruption issues. I hope this one fizzles out too, due to incompetence as an elected official, local and national level.

Last month pa sya nangangampanya, nagstart sya sa Antipolo kasama nya mga Ynares.

Cavite pa at may Quezon pa yata after Batangas.

Namigay din siya ng motor banca sa taga Lapu Lapu City.

Utang na loob let's encourage our relatives, friends and everybody NOT to vote for Pacquiao! D30 brought a disastrous presidency. Him on the post is another blow to our country!! Shuta staph!!!!!!!

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