Liberation from the Liberal Party: Should Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg be named a Philippine hero?

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook platform gave Filipinos what Noynoy’s Liberal Party administration failed to deliver: Freedom of Information.

Facebook broke the chains that held Filipinos captive for decades – bound to the deception and mass propaganda of the Liberal Party and their Yellowtard media machinery, which relentlessly spewed out toxic praises to the fake hero and sham saint who continue to beam through our yellow P500 bills with those “haha, nakauto na naman tayo” smirking faces.

If not for Facebook, Filipinos would still be wallowing in incompetent governance filled with the likes of Jun Abaya (MRT debacle), Mar Roxas (Yolanda mess) and Noynoy Aquino (SAF44 massacre and DAP/PDAF graft).

Mark my words, life and business are going to ZUCK big time like a Titanic-piercing iceberg for these Yellow media con artists. Filipino dependence on big media’s addictive dope will continue to wear out. Even as the battle over fake news rages, Filipinos are now increasingly adept at discerning and filtering out truth from the fake. They can now easily see through the hypocrisy of epal politicians who use public funds or photo-ops to shore up their popularity by filling our eyes and thoughts on every turn with their names and faces.

Gone are the days when Filipinos simply had no recourse but to watch and follow Kris Aquino’s (LP showbiz tentacle) every move and drama on the news simply because she was of Yellow royalty. Gone are the merry times of oligarchy- and Yellow-paid news editors filtering what people should be thinking and talking about. They can no longer set the trending topic or agenda, when the lowliest of Pinoys now have a platform to be as influential as them.

Filipinos should celebrate Zuckerberg’s wonderful gift to mankind, which opened the eyes of the country from the fake mind-conditioning machinery of Ressa’s Rappler which purports to be “God’s gift to Journalism”. Inquirer and ABS-CBN must be scrambling to pull out a rabbit from their obsolete hats, but unfortunately (yet fortunately!) their Yellow-partying days are numbered.

Nokia didn’t survive Steve Jobs, as much as brick-and-mortar DVD rental shops didn’t survive Hulu and Netflix. These days, platform makers rule! Uber, Amazon, AirBnB, and Twitter will continue to eat up market share from traditional players with no regard for salary cuts and layoffs on the other side of their fence.

Facebook opened the way for Filipinos to get the LP-anti-thesis Iron-Fisted Visionary (IFV) leader they truly wanted. The nation could at least express gratitude to Mark Zuckerberg by granting him the honor of being a Philippine hero.

If the Liberals complain about granting such an honor to a non-citizen, then let’s offer him Filipino dual citizenship status as well. What a great way of opening the door for him to invest more in the country without that 60/40 ownership rule restricting the FDI he could potentially pour in.

Okay, it’s about time to get back to swiping and running through your Facebook feeds again – the Philippine national pastime. As the year winds down to an end, let’s keep in mind what we learned from the LPs – to NEVER FORGET

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21 Comments on “Liberation from the Liberal Party: Should Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg be named a Philippine hero?”

  1. Social Media is very effective to counter TV Networks & Newspaper releases. This is of big help to us ordinary people to have a say to the public whatever subjects highlighted in the news. This is better than the famous People Power revolt that bring down Philippine President Marcos in the 1980s. It was the social media that exposes the black hole of the Aquino regime that’s why the Marcoses are gaining strength in their come back to politics. President Duterte won in the presidential election with massive support from social media. Facebook, twitter, instagram, skype and etc thanks for your existence, you connect us to the whole world of communications.

  2. He & his company should be recognize as our country’s hero & in fact his company, Facebook is trying to improve the internet speed in our country very soon with the help of our current Duterte administration in which the previous administration failed to do that.

    Those Yellowtards should go to China & try to use the government enforced social media website called Weibo, at least that one have no “bots” & “trollers” exists on that social media unlike FB & Twitter because it is controlled by the Chinese government & enforces a strict censorship on Weibo. 😀

  3. Philippines are long time suffering since the aquino took over the government, from the top asian country at marcos time Philippines getting worst since aquino gave all the authorities favoring oligarchs and took advantage over the pilipino. Most of pilipino woking /stay at their work place 9hours 5-6x per week, has a fix salary of 12000 a month minus tax. Thats the average income of almost every employees.
    Oligarchs gaining so much for long time using the hardworking filipino to work for them.
    Corruption is everywhere looking for a good profit.
    Drug lords and gangs paying some government officials to back up their businesses.
    Philippines are worst until president duterte come up and trying hard to establish the Philippines at its best again.

    1. Are there no labor/trade unions that come up for the (interest of the) employees and demand higher wages?

      Duterte has still about 4.5 years to go, to make a difference. So far, he came up with diddly shit.

      1. >>Duterte has still about 4.5 years to go, to make a difference. So far, he came up with diddly shit.

        Stop blocking pro-Duterte feeds in Facebook and elsewhere so you have real idea what he’s done so far. And they’re many. Or are they nonexistent because it destroys your own ideals?

        1. Pls tell me what he has achieved so far that makes/made the Philippines a 1st world country overnight?

        2. 1st world country overnight wtf are u talking about ? It’s all about economy growth. And duterte’s good at removing hindrances.

        3. @Jose: again, WHAT hindrances has he removed? This question has been asked several times and not one Duterte fan has answered it.

          All of the usual ones are still in place, and there is no obvious plan to remove them. Zaxx pointed out that some of the hindrances will actually get worse (although he seems to view them as advantages).

          My accountant also told me that the tax regime is likely to become even more predatory than it already is. If that actually happens, this country is going to look like Somalia in five years time: no legal businesses, criminal gangs running the show, and a rapid fall in tax income. Why? Because anyone with any sense will exit the game under those conditions. The only way to win is not to play.

  4. Let us honor Mark Zukerberg, with the highest Filipino honor given to a foreigner. He is instrumental in giving Freedom of Information and Freedom of Opinion to People.

    The Aquino Cojuangco political axis, placed a Propaganda machine; just like the German Nazis, made their propaganda machine, worked overtime on German people during World War II, resulting to the Jewish Holocaust; and the sacrifice of most German youth in battlefields.

    The Aquino Cojuangco propaganda machine, like the ABS-CBN and other paid media, inculcated in the minds of Filipinos; the martyrdom of that fake martyr: Ninoy Aquino, Jr. They also enforced into the subconcious minds of Filipinos, the sainthood of Cory Aquino. The Roman Catholic Church, with their priests, nuns and bishops, were part of this propaganda machine.

    Kris “the tulo” Aquino, dominated the TV media shows, to distract Filipinos from these falsehoods of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis.

    The result of Pnoy Aquino’s reign was : massive corruption, tremendous graft, the rise of Narco Politicians and Narco Politics, excessive incompetence, etc..

    We have even frauds in our election, with the help of that corrupt COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista. All kinds of evil, were running around, like rats, during the Aquino Cojuangco reign in the Phillippines.

    Thank you, Mark Zukerberg of your FaceBook. The Filipinos are grate full to you !

  5. There shouldn’t be hero worship for a man who secretly sold his consumers datamined internet habits to advertising companies without their consent, considering Facebook is biased when it comes to politics in the West, Zuckerberg there considers Philippine politics as small time, and seriously, worshiping a company that has political biases, shady reputation, powerful lobbyist group on-par with Google, and an almost monopolize control on social media? Don’t be blind to their wrongdoings just because he didn’t oppose or oppress you, if the Liberal Party here was with the same standing with their Democrat counterpart in the US, Facebook would start abusing their algorithms to control the flow of information, they did it several times of the past.

  6. Maybe a Filipino Zero would be a more befitting title for Zuckerberg. Facebook has become the most insidious drug plaguing our nation. Facebook addicts far surpass those addicted to Shabu.

    These addicts impede our economic growth. Our work ethic has always been somewhat lackadaisical, but Facebook junkies have made responsibility in the workplace completely nonexistent.

    In every mall you walk past a kiosk and it appears to be devoid of an employee, but as you near the counter you find a person hunkered down with cell phone in hand and chatting on Facebook. In the supermarket the aisles are blocked by boxes of items that need to be placed on the shelves, but the stock person is too busy checking their Facebook wall. I have even seen bus, jeepney, taxi, truck, car and motorbike drivers looking at Facebook when they should be looking at the road.

    And these addicts are not using Facebook to enlighten themselves about political parties, clans or dynasties; it is being used as an escape mechanism just like liquor, cigarettes and promiscuous sex.

    For it they had filtered through the nonsense on Facebook they would have discovered that 16 million ballots did permit the current administration to occupy Malacanang, but 25 million other Filipinos did not vote for Duterte.

    All Facebook has done for the Philippines is perpetuate a fractured political system and hinder our work ethic.

    1. Not just the Philippines, Sergio, but it’s certainly as you describe here. Filipinos spend their entire lives with their noses glued to their phones, thanks to cheap Facebook access packages. And I notice that some of the world’s most expensive smartphones are being sold here in large numbers, despite most people either earning a minimal salary or having no job at all. I personally know one person who literally spent three months’ salary on a phone.

      The zombie apocalypse is upon us!

      1. I have colleagues with perfectly working smartphones go crazy/depressed on how they can’t afford the new iPHone. Yes, George Romero was right. Only the plague did not start in some suburb in Pennsylvania.

    2. >>These addicts impede our economic growth. Our work ethic has always been somewhat lackadaisical, but Facebook junkies have made responsibility in the workplace completely nonexistent.

      And these did not stop the economy from blasting through, surpassing neighbors.

      >>I have even seen bus, jeepney, taxi, truck, car and motorbike drivers looking at Facebook when they should be looking at the road.

      Your periphery does not speak of what’s happening in the national level.

      >>For it they had filtered through the nonsense on Facebook they would have discovered that 16 million ballots did permit the current administration to occupy Malacanang, but 25 million other Filipinos did not vote for Duterte.

      What classic alibi. In those 25% they didn’t all vote for the likes of Mar. Where are you getting all these pathetic excuses?

      >>All Facebook has done for the Philippines is perpetuate a fractured political system and hinder our work ethic.

      Your saltiness rivals the Dead Sea. Insinuating 100% of Filipinos are like that is nothing more thank blanket accusations that only serves to nurse your confirmatory bias.

      1. >> And these did not stop the economy from blasting through, surpassing neighbors.

        What on earth are you talking about? Are you referring to the Philippines here? You ACTUALLY think the Philippine economy has surpassed – oh, I don’t know, let’s take a few examples – China, S.Korea, Taiwan, Singapore? Even Vietnam has a more vibrant economy than this place.

        Seriously, that level of delusion would put you in a mental institution in any other country. It’s on par with believing you’re Jesus Christ or that you’re dead.

    3. Facebook is just the latest place where Filipinos could find things to gossip about, feel superior to, or just diss. Filipinos seem to have this habit of trying to find something to hate on, and then do it with a passion. It’s something they’ve been doing offline anyway, too.

  7. I’m not sure the credit belongs to Mr. Zuckerberg. If there’s a proposal to name him a Philippine hero, why not include the founders of Twitter, Instagram and other social media. I believe it’s the *genre* (as opposed to brand) of information medium that appeals to Filipinos (in this case social media, FB more specifically, ) that happened to be the vehicle for disseminating alternative views to local media’s biased twist. Before FB, Filipinos flocked to Multiply, then MySpace. Had these survived, they would be the medium for discussing alternative views. Keep in mind, however, that there’s much misinformation on Facebook, as well. I wouldn’t consider FB as a reliable source of info, unless the posts, themselves are referencing reliable sources. Source checking is just too sophisticated for the average Filipino FB user whose typical activity is spurting out one-line responses to someone’s selfie or brain flatus.

    Just my two hundred pesos (adjusted for inflation).

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