FACEBOOK COULD DECIDE THE NEXT PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT IN 2016

Social media, specifically Facebook, could be the crucial platform and news distribution system that will determine the next Philippine President in 2016. Traditionally, the incumbent President has the upper hand in choosing an anointed one. It worked once in 1992 when outgoing President Cory Aquino endorsed her Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos in a controversial move that split the administration party. In 1998, President Ramos supported close ally Speaker of the House Jose De Venecia Jr. but the movie star Joseph Estrada won. In 2010, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo raised the hand of her Secretary of Defense Gilbert Teodoro in a move considered to be a “kiss of death” and true enough Teodoro fared miserably (landing at fourth place) compared to the winner, current President Benigno Aquino lll. Today, as the popularity and satisfaction ratings of Noynoy Aquino continue to fall due to among others, the Mamasapano incident, the slow Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation, the Supreme Court losses regarding the PDAF and DAP pork barrel funds (both declared unconstitutional) and a general belief in his incompetence, presumptive Liberal Party nominee DILG Secretary Mar Roxas may not necessarily gain votes by being associated with and endorsed by P-Noy. On the other hand, the ties that bind the two (Roxas gave way to Aquino to run for president and slid down to run as vice-president but lost) are “strong” so Roxas may be stuck with an endorsement from a lame duck president.

The next factor that determines outcomes in political exercises is the traditional mass media. However, due to the introduction and general acceptance of smartphones, laptops, tablets and other hand-held devices, fewer and fewer Filipinos are buying or reading newspapers thus negating possible advantages for candidates with money to burn. Online news is the default position mainly because it is free. There is little experience, however, on the use of the Internet in the determination of winners in national and local elections.

Now, here comes social media, which is credited for the fall of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Facebook and Twitter were also instrumental in mobilizing hundreds of thousands of protesters for the anti-pork barrel rallies in the Philippines is 2013. In 2014, social media contributed largely to the Occupy Central (Hong Kong) protest movement. In other words, social media, primarily Facebook, now has a successful history of political mobilizations with spectacular results.

The candidates for national office (President, Vice President and Senators) would best be advised to have a sound social media strategy lest they be swept away by the fury unleashed by blogs, twits and Facebook posts.

ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 9, 2015HTTPS://PEOPLEREACHED.WORDPRESS.COM/2015/04/09/FACEBOOK-COULD-DECIDE-NEXT-PHILIPPINE-PRESIDENT-IN-2016/  

Interested Duterte supporters may SHARE from these Facebook fan pages.

a) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteMMDM

b) https://www.facebook.com/mitoy.mika.official

c) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteDepartmentOfHealth

d) https://www.facebook.com/NenengBrownOFFICIAL

e) https://www.facebook.com/MayorDuterteMMDM

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New Duterte 2016 Blog – Share contents to the world

Philippine elections have always relied on guns, goons and gold. Money buys everything, from advertising space to votes. 2016 could be the first national elections wherein the outcome will have a winner that did not dominate traditional mass media (radio, TV and newspapers) due to the introduction of the Internet, social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  1. Read this seminal work on how the people can reverse the tide of members of the Philippine ruling class continuously being elected President of the Philippines (President Aquino is the son of a President, Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the daughter of a President, Former Senator Mar Roxas is the grandson of a President, Senator Bongbong Marcos is the son of a President, Senators JV Ejercito and Jinggoy Estrada are sons of a President and Senator Grace Poe is allegedly the daughter of a President).

http://balitangbalita.com/2015/11/28/facebook-could-decide-the-next-philippine-president-in-2016-2/

2) See how netizens bash a Mar Roxas paid TV ad thereby negating his advantage of being able to afford expensive mass media campaigns.

http://balitangbalita.com/2015/12/10/netizens-bash-mar-roxas-political-ad/

3) Read how the President of the Philippines insults the electorate who resort to social media to expose his shortcomings.

(Pilipino) http://balitangbalita.com/2015/12/05/p-noy-inupakan-ang-facebook/

(English) http://balitangbalita.com/2015/12/05/president-aquino-admits-facebook-failure/

4) Share posts from these Duterte pages (some names do not carry the word Duterte because they are just temporarily made available to Digong supporters, said pages would revert to their original page name after May 2016). An individual can SHARE to his/her personal account wall, walls of his/her friends, groups and fan pages. Facebook usually allows 30 similar SHARES per posting. SHARE a number of different posters so as not to alert the Facebook spam patrol. Post between three to four times per day (about 30 SHARES each time). With this particular system, a single personal account can SHARE more than a HUNDRED times a day. REMEMBER, if you open a Duterte page (listed below), try to vary the posts that you SHARE from the same Duterte page. Going from one Duterte page to another and SHARING different posts per page may increase the total allowable SHARES that you can do in a day. DO NOT be too eager as your account may be suspended from sharing for a number of days (up to 30 days). Request your friends and relatives to do the same. The more people we can convince to do these SIMPLE steps every day or, at least, regularly, the greater our coverage of the Filipino voters. This is the only NO COST method that we can think of to BLUNT the huge financial advantage of the Administration candidate who resorts to paid or sponsored advertisingbiopic duterte posts. FYI: Studies show that paid ads are given LESS credibility by people exposed to them. On the other hand, your personal endorsements are given GREATER CREDIBILITY by your friends and relatives who get to see your SHARED posts.

a) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteMMDM

b) https://www.facebook.com/mitoy.mika.official

c) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteDepartmentOfHealth

d) https://www.facebook.com/NenengBrownOFFICIAL

e) https://www.facebook.com/MayorDuterteMMDM