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Friday, June 23, 2017

Int'l trade expert's open letter to BBC: 'Kudos for doing an in-dept research'

Int'l trade expert's open letter to BBC: 'Kudos for doing an in-dept research!'
MJ Quiambao Reyes, an International Trade Expert, commended the staff and the team of BBC’s HARDTalk hosted by Stephen Sackur for having detailed and comprehensive research on the Philippines’ social issues.

Reyes posted an open letter to the BBC’s HARDTalk, expressing the deep gratitude on behalf of the Filipino people for having an in depth knowledge on the issue being discussed with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.



In addition to this, Reyes cleared out some incorrect information that Trillanes said over the interview. Reyes denied the allegations of Trillanes that Duterte's administration has a propaganda machine and pointed out that it is the opposition, together with the oligarchs and suspected narcopoliticians who are influencing and paying the media and the PR people to continue demonizing the image of the President. Those who defends the President are the Filipinos who were active specially in social media, stating the benefit and the achievements and supporting the Duterte Administration to support the government reforms.

Reyes also said that the homicide cases were not all due to the war on drugs cases. In addition to this, there were an overall 1.3 million drug personalities who surrendered, still living and safe and sound. Retes also added that the anti illegal drugs operations resulted 83,000 arrests.

Reyes also stated," Contrary to Mr. Trillanes' claim, the 1.3 million drug personalities who surrendered and the 83K arrested are not all poor. Several high-value targets were arrested or killed during legitimate police operations--including wealthy and powerful politicians as well as police scalawags who were connected to drug syndicates."

Reyes added that the government has put up a mega drug rehabilitation centers for the surrendered drug personalities and spearheaded rehabilitation and reintegration programs. Also, the total crime rate declined from 30% compared to last year's crime rate.

Reyes also encouraged HARDtalk to interview the President and Vice President in the show.



Read full open letter below of MJ Quiambao Reyes:

OPEN LETTER TO BBC HARDTALK

Kudos and thank you very much to Stephen Sackur and the team behind BBC HARDtalk for doing an in-depth research prior to interviewing Mr. Trillanes.

On behalf of the millions of Filipinos who are behind the duly elected President, we thank you deeply for doing that hard-hitting interview fairly and more importantly, for arming yourself with enough facts (so the other party cannot just continue to spew lies and feed your viewers with all the wrong information).

Allow me please to correct and add a few information which may be helpful in your future episodes/interviews: 

1. The present admin., contrary to what this overly ambitious Mr. Trillanes wants the international community to believe, has no propaganda machine. It is the other way around: The Duterte detractors--composed mostly of narcopoliticians, losing political party, and greedy oligarchs directly and indirectly connected to some local & foreign news agencies and whose lives and wealth are obviously threatened by the new admin--are the ones relentlessly spending multi-millions and are desperately moving heaven and earth to overthrow the President.

2. Meanwhile, it is us, the millions of ordinary Filipinos worldwide and active Filipino netizens, who stepped up voluntarily and are using the social media to help correct the false narratives and distorted information that the likes of Mr. Trillanes have been feeding the international community.

3. The "7,000/9,000" is the total number of murder/homicide cases--much of the said figure are not related to the on-going drug war.

3. In the previous admin prior to Duterte, the annual homicide & murder cases were 11,500-16,200 (2011-2015).

4. There are now 1.3 million drug personalities who surrenderered--alive and unharmed.

5. There are about 83,000 drug personalities arrested--alive and unharmed.

6. Contrary to Mr. Trillanes' claim, the 1.3 million drug personalities who surrendered and the 83K arrested are not all poor. Several high-value targets were arrested or killed during legitimate police operations--including wealthy and powerful politicians as well as police scalawags who were connected to drug syndicates.

7. Our govt. has put in place mega drug rehab centers and has also launched several rehabilitation and reintegration programs.

8. Total crime rate in the Philippines has dropped by about 30% compared to previous year.

The following hashtags here in FB will lead you to more reliable information:
#InFactsAndStatsWeTrust 
#RealNumbersPh
#Rehabinasyon

Thank you and we hope you can also invite and interview Mrs. Robredo as well as our President Duterte in your show.

#mjquiambaoreyes

Source: MJ Quiambao Reyes

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