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Netizens apologized to DOTC Undersecretary Kintanar after accusing him of credit grabbing

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Newly appointed transportation undersecretary Noel Eli Kintanar was bashed on Friday, July 7, after giving an update on the arrival of new MRT trains.

The criticisms came online after radio station DZMM TeleRadyo tweeted Kintanar saying, “Umorder tayo ng 48 bagon. Sa ngayon, 8 ang dumating at patuloy na dumadating. Ito ang unang bahagi ng pag-aayos ng sistema.”

Facebook user Rj Barrozo was just one of the people who commented on the said quote from Kintanar. He posted about how it was former President Benigno Aquino III and former interior secretary Mar Roxas were responsible for ordering the new MRT trains and how Kintanar grabbed the credits for those trains.

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“Hahaha. Si Pnoy at Mar ang nagsaing. Si Kintanar ang kumain. Mahiya ka naman Kintanar. Yang 48 bagon na inaari mo ay order ni Roxas yan noong 2013 at nag start na delivery mula 2015 at 8 na ang naka deliver mula September 2015 pa ngayon. Parating na din yung iba. Umayon naman tong Ted Payon without verifying his facts,” Barrozo wrote.

DZMM TeleRadyo on MRT Trains

The matter of credit grabbing has become a huge issue between the supporters of various political figures or parties. This could be why Kintanar’s announcement about the arrival of 8 new MRT trains was interpreted as credit grabbing, especially since he was appointed as the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Undersecretary for Rails and Toll Roads under the new administration.

However, it is also worth noting that Kintanar is the head of the Ayala’s Business Development and Corporate Strategy as well as Executive Vice President at Ayala Corporations Infrastructure Holdings Corp. He acted as Ayala’s point man every time the corporation participates in the bidding of major Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects during the Aquino administration.

After the bashing, The Silent Majority (TSM) founder Jozy Acosta-Nisperos posted an apology to Kintanar on Facebook, on behalf of the group, some members of which were probably among those who called him out after the DZMM tweet that was taken out of context. TSM campaigned for Mar Roxas and Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2016 elections.

“During the campaign, RORO supporters were very conscientious about the truth. We questioned memes, sought context, verified sources.

Let’s continue that culture post-elections. Let’s not pass judgment on someone based on a solitary line or on who he works for.

Current DOT Usec Kintanar was a partner – through an Ayala Corp. subsidiary where he was AVP – of the PNoy administration in various infrastructure projects, including the portions of the MRT and expressways as shown below (note the datestamp). He was tapped by [Art] Tugade to provide expertise and historical knowledge. I was informed that Mar [Roxas] himself urged him to accept the position given his great reluctance.

I believe when he said “tayo” he meant “we, the Philippines.” Those who actually heard the interview said that the context was the previous DOTC-Ayala Team where he belonged. In that interview, Ted Failon was trying to pin him down and ruin him together with the PNoy admin.

In that context, our accusations of credit-grabbing is pretty comical, no? We owe Mr. Kintanar a huge apology.

Mr. Kintanar is in a delicate situation. He wants to do good for the country in a very polarized political environment – he has to work WITH the current admin and not seem to be still loyal to the previous one. I thought the use of the word “tayo” – in context – was actually very wise as it was inclusive. It was neither credit-grabbing nor defensive.

In future, let us be more circumspect. Madali naman po ang mag-google at mag-check ng LinkedIn or FB profile. Let’s remember what we stood for and took pride in during the campaign.

DZMM has taken down that tweet in the belated realization that the line was taken out of context. We have done the same of the bashing done of him in TSM. I hope those who shared that post will take it down too. Let us be humble in correcting our mistake and restoring the credibility of a man which we so thoughtlessly ripped apart.

By the way, Mr. Kintanar is RORO and a TSM member.”

Noel Eli Kintanar on MCEx

At least Acosta-Nisperos and other TSM members were ready to acknowledge the mistake that was committed against Kintanar after he got a bashing that he did not deserve at all. And here’s to hoping that Kintanar will continue in the search for solutions to solve the long queues at our train stations in Metro Manila.

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Watch how artists’ group teaches Filipinos about their rights during TokHang

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Resbak, an alliance of artists, posted an almost six-minute video on their Facebook page about what you should do when you are dealing with the police during Operation TokHang. With over 7,000 deaths, the group wanted to educate the Filipinos about what to do when they suddenly find themselves the subject of TokHang. They easily abbreviates these eight fundamental rights into M.A.T.A.P.A.N.G.

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  • M for Manahimik. You can choose to keep quiet and not answer the cops’ questions during interrogations.
  • A for Ayoko. You don’t really need to grant the cops entry into your home if they say they want to search your home for illegal drugs.
  • T for Tumawag. You can call your lawyer and avail of his services even if you don’t have money to pay for it.
  • A for Alis. You can leave if the cops cannot provide enough basis to keep you in the police station.
  • P for Pribado. You should only be frisked for illegal items in a private place and only cops of the same sex should do it.
  • A for Alamin. You have the right to know the name and rank of the cop in charge of the operation.
  • N for Numero. You can call Resbak at 0956 874 2385 if you or someone’s rights got violated under TokHang.
  • G for Go. You go and follow the rules indicated above.

You can watch the video below, which was done as a spoof of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2017.



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Are you in DCW’s list? Here are tips on how to remove your name from that list and more

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If you find your name in Duterte Cyber Warrior’s “Wall of Shame,” which may make you a target of cyber threats, such as identity theft and other kinds of attacks, you can do something about it.

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Facebook user Khary Woulfe posted some tips on how you can hit back at the group’s threats.

Before visiting the page, make sure to do “Disable COOKIES, JAVASCRIPT and POP-UPS from your browser before clicking the link,” Woulfe said.

He also referred netizens to a safer version of the list, similar to the one posted by the Superficial Gazette. You can access it here.

As for taking your name, Woulfe suggested these tips:

  1. Verify your Facebook with your phone number. This is required to change your FB username.
  2. Change your username everyday (or more frequent than that.) The Messenger change username option is the fastest way to do so. (Otherwise, go to https://facebook.com/username if you’re on computer or on web version of Facebook.)
    This way, your old Facebook address included on their lists will point instead to a 404 (Page Not Found) page.

“However, if you haven’t provided your username beforehand and your link has been listed as https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000xxxx, the link would still point to your profile right after changing your username. If this is your case, it is better to deactivate your account for the mean time,” he added.

 

Woulfe also gave tips on how to take down the website hosting DCW’s list.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to https://www.cloudflare.com/abuse/form and select Violent Threats.
  2. Fill in Full name with any name that isn’t your true name.
  3. Fill in your email address.
  4. Fill in Evidence URL with https://profile.du30cw.org/wos.
  5. Fill in Logs with:
    The link provided points to a website hosted on CloudFlare. The “Wall of Shame” is actually a list of Facebook profiles with links pointing to profiles that they are going to steal infos and photos. They also send death threats and other forms of black mails. I believe such kind of activity is illegal. My family and friends are included in the list. Please don’t allow your services to be instrumental to such kind of illegal activites. Thank you.
  6. Click Submit.

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Superficial Gazette urges people and FB pages in DCW’s ‘Wall of Shame’ to be more cautious but not be silenced

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Superficial Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (SGRP) warned the private individuals and Facebook pages that are included in the list monitored by a group of “hackers” supporting Duterte, known as “Duterte Cyber Warriors (DCW),” to secure their accounts against cyber threats.

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SGRP also provided a version of DCW’s list of potential cyber tokhang targets, called “Wall of Shame,” that is safer and easier to access, the link of which can be found here.

As of February 3, at around 3:30 pm, the list contained more than 2,250 names and FB pages, some of which are the Superficial Gazette, Madam Claudia, Change Scamming, Silent No More, Resbak Operatives, Jim Paredes, Carlos Celdran.

Even Meme Buster was included in the list at #615 after receiving three reports.

DCW Wall of Shame

For SGRP, the list should be viewed as a compilation of “names of pages and people that are worth following.”

Their advice for those who found their name in DCW’s Wall of Shame?

“Secure your accounts, change your passwords, and maybe your username. But do not be silenced – for you to stop opposing this government’s crimes is exactly what they want,” SGRP wrote.

One commenter noted how coming up with the list seemed like how the Nazis identified their “enemies” then and rounded them up.

DCW Wall of Shame

Another person on the list just laughed it off, feeling flattered he was in the list of people who are also “fighting for truth.”

DCW Wall of Shame

Someone also commented on how this action is a “subtle way of suppressing freedom of expression” of the opposition.

DCW Wall of Shame

Earlier, Superficial Gazette also posted a screenshot of how DCW posted the link of the Facebook profile of a certain individual while urging their followers to conduct a “cyber tokhang” on that person and gather the address of the target’s known relatives and friends.

In December last year, SGRP wrote about how Madam Claudia, a page critical of the Duterte administration, was removed from Facebook after being mass-reported. Despite not violating any of the FB community’s standards, the FB moderators still removed the page, leading SGRP to conclude that some of FB Philippines’ administrators may have been biased.

This is also the reason why Superficial Gazette hit the Duterte’s supporters’ “#defendFREEspeech” campaign because other supporters were also targeting Duterte’s critics with cyber tokhang, as initiated by Mr. Riyoh and Duterte Cyber Warriors, public shaming, and other kinds of attacks.

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