FACEBOOK COULD DECIDE THE NEXT PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT IN 2016

Social media, specifically Facebook, could be the crucial platform and news distribution system that will determine the next Philippine President in 2016. Traditionally, the incumbent President has the upper hand in choosing an anointed one. It worked once in 1992 when outgoing President Cory Aquino endorsed her Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos in a controversial move that split the administration party. In 1998, President Ramos supported close ally Speaker of the House Jose De Venecia Jr. but the movie star Joseph Estrada won. In 2010, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo raised the hand of her Secretary of Defense Gilbert Teodoro in a move considered to be a “kiss of death” and true enough Teodoro fared miserably (landing at fourth place) compared to the winner, current President Benigno Aquino lll. Today, as the popularity and satisfaction ratings of Noynoy Aquino continue to fall due to among others, the Mamasapano incident, the slow Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation, the Supreme Court losses regarding the PDAF and DAP pork barrel funds (both declared unconstitutional) and a general belief in his incompetence, presumptive Liberal Party nominee DILG Secretary Mar Roxas may not necessarily gain votes by being associated with and endorsed by P-Noy. On the other hand, the ties that bind the two (Roxas gave way to Aquino to run for president and slid down to run as vice-president but lost) are “strong” so Roxas may be stuck with an endorsement from a lame duck president.

The next factor that determines outcomes in political exercises is the traditional mass media. However, due to the introduction and general acceptance of smartphones, laptops, tablets and other hand-held devices, fewer and fewer Filipinos are buying or reading newspapers thus negating possible advantages for candidates with money to burn. Online news is the default position mainly because it is free. There is little experience, however, on the use of the Internet in the determination of winners in national and local elections.

Now, here comes social media, which is credited for the fall of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Facebook and Twitter were also instrumental in mobilizing hundreds of thousands of protesters for the anti-pork barrel rallies in the Philippines is 2013. In 2014, social media contributed largely to the Occupy Central (Hong Kong) protest movement. In other words, social media, primarily Facebook, now has a successful history of political mobilizations with spectacular results.

The candidates for national office (President, Vice President and Senators) would best be advised to have a sound social media strategy lest they be swept away by the fury unleashed by blogs, twits and Facebook posts.

ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 9, 2015HTTPS://PEOPLEREACHED.WORDPRESS.COM/2015/04/09/FACEBOOK-COULD-DECIDE-NEXT-PHILIPPINE-PRESIDENT-IN-2016/  

Interested Duterte supporters may SHARE from these Facebook fan pages.

a) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteMMDM

b) https://www.facebook.com/mitoy.mika.official

c) https://www.facebook.com/DuterteDepartmentOfHealth

d) https://www.facebook.com/NenengBrownOFFICIAL

e) https://www.facebook.com/MayorDuterteMMDM

SHARE, Like, comment and invite friends to these Facebook accounts.

 

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23 Responses

  1. ANO PA HINIHINTAY NYO? SI MAYOR DUTERTE ANG HULOG NG LANGIT PARA SAPAGBABAGO NG ATING BANSANG SINILANGAN.,KUNG AYAW NYO NG PAGBABAGO WAG NYO IBOTO SI MAYOR DUTERTE. IKANGA NASA HULI ANG PAGSISISI.

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  2. Lmberto A. Ibaos jr

    gusto ko po ang programa ni presidente duterte, laban sa droga atga corrupt sa lipunan..kaya pong mamarapatin nyo nais ko po maging miyembro ng inyong kilusan..

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  3. Magandang gabi po.. Nais ko lang po mag mensahe dito sa admin na ito kung kayu po ay may connection kay Duterte , Malaki po kasi ang kinakaharap ng Palawan Puerto Princesa City ,. na hindi kayang aksyonan ng NBI AT mga CIDJ kaya po humihinge kami ng tulong na sana ay ma resolba ang kasong ito.. Dahil kayu nalang po ang tangi naming pag asa.. at wala ng ibang makaktulong po sa amin.. lalo na sa mga mahihirap na gaya namin na hindi pinapansin.. Marami na pong nagpakamatay at nagtatangka magpatay dahil po ito sa investment scam na halos 40,000 tao ang nag invest ng malalakimg pera at hindi naibalik at itinakas sa amin ang pera .. kawawa naman po ang mga taong nabiktima at nagpakahirap sa pera na yu,, hindi na po pera pati buhay po ay nanganganib ng bawat isa.. Sana po ay matulungan niu kami ito po ang aking number 09287220176

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  4. Anonymous

    PLS UMAASA PO AKO MAHULI U SA TAMBAKAN RD2 RD1 MARAMI PO NGBIBINTA DROGA MGA ADIK ISA ANG ANAK KO HALOS NA MAUUBOS MGA GAMIT NAMIN PLS TULUNGAN U PO AKO DITO

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  5. jaycel magdale

    Sir presidint hiling ko lang sa buhay ko makaroon ng bahay at lupa.kc poh ang tgal na namin nangungupahan hirap poh talaga na di po sarili.may dawang anak na poh ako.salamat poh sana matopad ang kasam asam ko sa buhay.ung simpli lang president.maliit na bahay basata sarili poh.

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  6. hello mr president sana po mahuli na po mga ngbibinta ng drugs dito sa lugar namin runner po ito si apollo ang name sya dito ngbibinta hayop sya sana po mapapatay u sya dito lang sa rd2 rd1 sya mismo nakatira sa looban likod ng bahay namin pls po sana mabaril na sya sana mahuli para matahimik na lugar namin marami dito sa looban nakatira sana mag ng spy dito malapit sila nakatira ngtrabaho ng jollebie pls po sana mahuli na sya apolo ang pangalan nya

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