Cagayan Town Mayor Slams Rappler for Irresponsible Reporting "Do Not Add Fear & Hysteria"

Mayor Cristina Antonio of Alcala town in Cagayan Valley Regions slammed the controversial online media company Rappler for their alleged irresponsible reporting. 


Mayor Antonio took to Facebook and called out Rappler for its 'irresponsible' coverage fo the calamity that hit the region saying, undermining the efforts of the hardworking volunteers. 


Please be responsible in reporting. Do not add to the fear and hysteria. And you are doing the good and brave men and women rescuers of Alcala a great disservice. They have been working nonstop, round the clock, for the past four days. They do not deserve this. Be responsible,” Antonio said.

The Cagayan town mayor who is also a veteran lawyer, implied to be frustrated as she asked the online news site, Rappler, to 'provide context and complete details in the post that Rappler grabbed from her page. 

According to the Local Chief Executive, the rescuers need to halt their operations come night time due to danger. 


“They would not be able to see anything, the water is still rising, water current is strong and unpredictable, tree trunks and other debris are swirling in the water, there are electric power lines along the way that may cause accidents. How could rescuers rescue if they themselves become victims? Worse, rescuers and the evacuees they try to rescue may perish under these perilous circumstances at night,” she said.

Aside from the Alcala town Mayor Antonio, some netizens also took to social media as they shared their disappointment over the alleged 'biased reporting of Rappler, a well known ally of the yellows. 

Radio host and lawyer Nick NaƱgit also shared his disapproval of the ‘incomplete’ reports peddled by Rappler.

“Rappler and that convicted criminal Maria Ressa, as well as some mainstream publications and media outlet, are nothing but purveyors of fake news! They are paid to hide or distort the truth,” he said.

Source: PNA

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