After watching Duterte getting pummeled in local and international media, Filipinos found an ally in the person of BBC’s Stephen Sachur for a change.
In the interview, Sackur exposed Trillanes as an ignorant and stupid fool by destroying every accusations he hurled against Duterte to the delight of the supporters of the President.
A British guy named Malcolm Conlan, whose heart beats for the Filipinos, couldn’t help but congratulate Mr. Sackur for approaching the Trillanes interview with an unbiased attitude.
Apparently ecstatic with the outcome of the interview, Conlan wrote an open letter addressed to the hard-hitting BBC talk show host expressing his gratitude and the Filipinos he dearly loved for the excellent interview.
Read the post below.
An Open Letter of Feedback sent to the BBC earlier today.
I am writing to you to personally congratulate Stephen Sackur on the excellent episode of Hard Talk this week, where the special guest was Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes.
It was very clear from the start of the interview that Stephen had gone to a great deal of effort to understand the real issues many Filipinos are greatly concerned over, especially the relentless campaign by Senator Trillanes to pursue in my personal view, a false, misguided and erroneous legal campaign against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his War On Drugs at the ICC.
I am particularly grateful to Stephen for his understanding of the popularity of the President and his team.
It is very clear that Stephen although being unbiased in his show, was able to challenge senator Trillianes over his constant negative criticism of President Duterte. Stephen has yet again demonstrated as he did in his previous episode from the Philippines, that he understands the real issues faced by Filipinos back home.
I can say without doubt that many Filipinos back home in the Philippines and indeed overseas filipino workers (OFW’s) including some of my own family are very appreciative of the work by the BBC and Stephen Sackur in showcasing the Philippines in a more positive light, particularly at a time when some of the worlds media seek to potray President Rodrigo Duterte in a negative light over his War on Drugs, Crime and Corruption, all of which are in keeping with his desire to improve life in the Philippines for the Filipino people.
Once again, please pass on my grateful thanks to Stephen from my family and I am sure at least 16 million Filipinos worldwide.
British Citizen with a love of the Philippines and her people,
Here’s Malcolm posing for a pic with Robin Padilla.