Atty. Bruce Rivera Criticized Local Media for Unfair Treatment with Pres. Duterte

One of Pres. Rody Duterte's avid supporter on social media, Atty. Bruce Rivera defended the President anew amidst the black propaganda against the President. Aside from netizens who always side with Pres. Duterte, some of the president's loyal supporters on social media released statement defending the President.

Atty. Bruce Rivera made another headlines on social media after his post defending the President against the bias local media went viral in just a few hours after it was posted on Facebook.

The veteran lawyer from San Beda recalle te hostage crisis involving Hong Kong tourists way back the year 2010. During that time Pres. Aquino was the President which resulted to some outraged by Hong Kong citizens after they saw a photo of Pres. Aquino just smiling during the incident.

In defense of Pres. Aquino, local media triedto suppress the release of the controversial Aquino picture because it will cause not only humiliation for Pres. Aquino but it was a national humiliation. Sadly, the incident ended with all HK tourists deaths and HK media released the photo of smiling PNoy. Later report states that HK demanded PNoy to say sorry but the President did not apologize.

During Pres. Aquino's time the media was always there for Pres. Aquino, defending him at all cost but in the present administration of Pres. Duterte, everything change according to Atty. Rivera.

Here's the Viral Statement of Atty. Bruce V. Rivera:


Let me lay down the scenario. Early in PNoy's term, there was a potential international shame when a picture was taken of PNoy smiling in front of the hijacked bus in Luneta. Later, police operations caused the death of many HK tourists who were held hostage in that bus. Local media tried to suppress the release of the picture because it will cause not only the humiliation of PNoy but it was a national humiliation. Sadly, HK media released it. HK later on demanded PNoy to say sorry. HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE.


He said that what the police did was an act of state and considered correct based on international law because we are a sovereign state. We should not explain to HK the correctness of our police operations even if it resulted in the death of their citizens. Par in parem non habit imperium. HK got angry punished us with a visa requirement for PH official red passport. Erap had to apologize for Manila. Issue ba yun sa local media? No. We barely heard of it. It was suppressed. Because PNoy is our President that time. Kahihiyan niya, kahihiyan natin. This was an actual demand by HK to apologize which PNoy said NO on video.

Mayor Duterte answered a hypothethical question and not even an actual question that Obama asked. He answered in his usual irreverent self with the unfortunate use of profanities. It was not an actual answer to an actual question. But a hypothetical question which if asked would be improper for a head of state to ask another because that is a purely domestic issue na wala siyang pakialam.
And instead of protecting the President, our local media made it such a big deal prompting Obama to cancel meetings. Only in the Philippines where nationalism is a liability.

Bruce Villafuerte Rivera

Source: Atty. Bruce Villafuerte Rivera FB Page
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