BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
SENATOR Raffy Tulfo reiterated during a senate committee hearing that decriminalizing libel should only be for traditional media practitioners and not for “pseudo journalists.”
The senator said traditional journalists have accountability with the people as compared to the so-called pseudo journalists who only allegedly extort money from politicians they attacked on social media.
“Doon sa decriminalizing libel, ‘yan po ay naging campaign promise ko and I will walk the talk. Kaya lang pinag-aaralan ngayon ng aking [legislative] group dahil paano naman po ‘yung mga walang accountability? ‘Yung mga taong ‘ah gusto ko lang maging media’ and then magbubukas po siya ng channel sa internet, banat siya nang banat, lahat ng kasinungalingan titira siya, ‘yun dapat ma-exclude,” Tulfo said at a Senate hearing on the proliferation of “fake news.”
Senator Raffy Tulfo, whose been a professional journalist for more than two decades claimed that the pseudo journnalists are the ACDC type of swinders under the guise of calling themselves journalists.
Tulso said: “Meron po silang mga editors na sinasala ‘yung mga lumalabas na articles po or videos unlike po sinasabi ko isang Juan dela Cruz na loko loko mag-oopen po siya ng channel niya at ‘yung channel niya io-open niya para mag-attack and collect.”