Lawyer on Trillanes-Mocha issue: "Tayo na ang susunod na patatahimikin"



Atty. Bruce Rivera, has shouted out his opinion on a public post on his Facebook account about the case filed against Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson by Senator Antonio Trillnes IV at the office of the ombudsman regarding the “fake news” about the offshore accounts of Trillanes disseminated by the assistant secretary.
Atty. Rivera clearly stated that such action of the senator is an obvious attack to social media that aims to put to silence such freedom of those who write articles about the administration, he then also pointed out that the social media is the only medium of those who are not on the mainstream do express and have chance to post articles supporting the president.
Here is the whole post from atty. Rivera:

"THIS IS NOT ABOUT MOCHA

Alam ko na madami sa mga kaibigan ko ang nabwibwiset kay Mocha. In the same way na madami din ang nabwibwiset sa akin na tao. Normal yan.

But by supporting calls for Mocha to resign or wishing for her to be imprisoned is actually sending the wrong message. This is not an attack on Mocha. This is an attack on social media by Trillanes who wants to silence free expression.

Guys, dito na lang tayo nakakabawi. Kontrolado nila ang mainstream media. Nakita niyo ba na nababalita ang any positive representation ng mga DDS. Wala po. Social media is able to neutralize the discussion. Nakakita ba kayo ng host ng any news program na openly pro-Duterte? May kakaunti but their content is controlled. Mainstream media is unfair to the DDS.

Trillanes is trying to silence pro-Duterte bloggers starting with Mocha while attacking anyone connected with Duterte using his immunity as shield. If he is successful in removing Mocha from the present status quo with your help because you happen not to like her, then do not blame us if there will come a time that even your blogs will be regulated and censored by bullies like Trillanes.

Hindi perfect si Mocha. Hindi naman niya sinasabing perfect siya. Alam niyo na wala ako sa inner circle of bloggers na malapit kay Mocha. Pero tayong lahat na nasa social media ang pinaglalaban namin lalo na si Mocha. Fake news man o hindi, hindi yun sapat para ipako siya sa cruz kasi walang tayong obligasyon maging exact and impartial sa mga posts natin. Blogs lang ito. Personal opinions na mali o hindi, peke o totoo. Ang mainstream media ang dapat may ganung obligasyon. At kung natutupad yun ng mainstream media, dun na sana kayo maging mapanghugsa sa mga bloggers tulad ni Mocha.

Entertainer lang siya. Bakla lang ako. Pero lahat tayo Pilipino. May sariling opinyon. Hindi news ito. Opinyon ang blog hindi news. So, kung hahayaan ninyo na magtagumpay si Trillanes na patahimikin si Mocha dahil kakasuhan at ihaharass, ipasara niyo na lang din ang social media. Kasi tayo na ang isusunod na patatahimikin.
 

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