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ANOTHER VIEW ON THE PUTATIVE PRESIDENT

EPCC NEWS
June 03, 2016

ANOTHER VIEW ON THE PUTATIVE PRESIDENT

By Boo Chanco

I don’t think Du30 is doing anything he thinks is wrong.

He is enjoying himself shocking the socks off the folks in Manila through the Manila-based reporters who are covering him like they cover all presidents by depending on the nightly press con and asking shallow questions.

They should do what Davao-based Carolyn Arguillas is doing and reporting instead on the more substantive aspects of Du30’s forthcoming presidency by talking issues with the prospective cabinet members.

By now, the Manila-based press should have realized that the new president has little respect for mainstream media, proven by his appointment of Panelo who Duterte himself characterized as someone funny, maybe a clown complete with outrageous costume.

Du30 is still differentiating himself by speaking to an audience that brought him the presidency. he couldn’t care less about how shocked those who were for Mar or Grace are.

I listen to Du30 in those nightly press cons with a mind to pick what is substantive and disregard the theatrics.

That’s how he should be covered. It is wrong to ask him how he feels about the call from a foreign reporters group to boycott him because he will only rise to the challenge and he did.

Of course journalists still have the obligation to cover him and if adjusting to this totally different personality from politicians we are familiar with in Manila is what it takes, then journalists have no choice but to adjust.

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