Doesn’t have to be true. Just needs to LOOK like that

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Doesn’t have to be true. Just needs to LOOK like that

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THE ELECTION TRICKS OF THE OVERSEAS SUPPORTERS OF ROXAS-ROBREDO: “Doesn’t have to be true. Just needs to LOOK like that”

So the cat is out of the bag. I knew about the yahoogroups Migrationdev_orgs several days ago. Someone tipped me about it. It’s a yahoogroup where one can see Imelda Nicolas actively posting emails. Again, just like the yahoogroup of the Global Filipino Diaspora Council, they forgot to set the message to PRIVATE. Visit now before they make it Private:

https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/migrationdev_orgs/info.

I didn’t talk about it yet before because we were still mining the Yahoogroups for information. Mamshies featured it already. So might as well talk about it.

The most intriguing messages from that yahoogroups are the election related emails. In this article, I will talk about the email forwarded to the Yahoogroups by Imelda Nicolas, the sister of Loida Nicolas Lewis, the billionaire Filipino-American, the avid supporter of Roxas and Robredo.

The date of the email: 22 April 2016

The subject of the email: [Mar4PresGlobal] Sent by a San Francisco FilAm stock broker

What is it about?

Loida’s email was about an essay written by an unnamed FilAm stock broker. The essay started with this…

” In 3 hours, investors, fund managers and traders will open their newspapers. And read about a Philippine Presidential candidate who is starting to look completely inept at an ability called Uniting the Country.”

The candidate being referred to there is Duterte. The rest of the essay is about how to destroy the image Duterte by painting apocalyptic scenarios.

This sentence is repeated three times: “Doesn’t have to be TRUE, just needs to LOOK like that.”

So during the elections, the news about Duterte doesn’t need “to be TRUE, just needs to LOOK like that.”

This tactic seems to be still being used again after the elections. This is a lead to who is actually funding the media blitz aimed to destroy the external legitimacy of Duterte.

So, it doesn’t need to be true that Duterte killed 6,000 people, it just needs to Look Like That. It doesn’t need to be true that Duterte is a fentanyl addict, it just needs to look like that. So, Matobato? Repeat after me: “Doesn’t need to be true, Just needs to Look Like That.”

(The cached email of Imelda Lewis: http://archive.is/NTcW0)


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Sass Rogando Sasot
A transpinay based in The Hague, Sass Rogando Sasot is studying at Leiden University, pursuing an MA in International Relations, working on a thesis on how a systemic change led to the rivalry of the coastal States of the South China Sea. In 2013, Sass became the first Filipino to receive the ECHO Award, given annually to excellent migrant students in academic and higher professional education in The Netherlands. In 2014, she graduated magna cum laude at Leiden University College-The Hague, with a Combined Major in World Politics and Global Justice, minor in International Development, with courses on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations of China take at UCLA. She has at least 10 years of practical international experience.

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