A personal friend of mine told me there’s no way Pnoy or the prosecution panel in the impeachment trial had anything to do with the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey saying 73 percent of the people want Chief Justice Renato Corona convicted.
To avoid a debate, since we’ve been friends from way back, I immediately replied:
Then, the SWS had better reveal who commissioned the survey. Pnoy and the prosecution panel are the ones with the biggest motive to oust
Reveal as in show the contract for the survey to media.
It’s public knowledge that SWS is one of the MOST EXPENSIVE survey firms in the country. Only the likes of Pnoy and the prosecution panel, who have millions at their disposal, can afford to spend for non-essential undertakings like surveys.
If it turns out that the SWS client is not Pnoy or the prosecution, then his or her possible links to the President or the prosecution can be determined.
I emphasized to my friend that the SWS had better not have the stomach to claim that the survey was for free and of their OWN volition. The people are NOT THAT STUPID.
Whether or not anybody admits it, the survey wanted to PREJUDGE the case in favor of the prosecution.
The thrust of the survey was does the people think Corona was guilty, based ONLY ON THE PROSECUTION’S EVIDENCE since it’s the only one who has finished with its presentation of the case.
The timing of the survey and the release of the results should also be explained by the SWS.
As I had pointed out in our preceding blog, the survey was conducted from March 10 to 13, RIGHT AFTER the prosecution had rested its case and the defense was just starting to present witnesses and proof.
That means it’s a ONE-SIDED SURVEY. If SWS is for fair play, it should have conducted the survey AFTER the defense has presented its case.
When both sides shall have presented their case and respondents would have been in a BETTER POSITION to make a more RATIONAL REPLY to the survey questions.
Only after that should the survey results be released.
But since the poll was conducted when the defense had BARELY BEGUN to present its case, the OBVIOUS, VULGAR intent was to BRAINWASH the people in favor of the prosecution.
The survey CLEARLY wanted to BLOCK whatever significance the evidence of the defense may have from the PUBLIC MIND.
I assured my friend that I would welcome any clarification from him. That goes for everybody. Just be sure it’s DETAILED and not just a generic or self-serving statement.
From the readers:
SWS SURVEY MALICIOUS, ONE-SIDED
For me, it’s a fixed survey. Any man of reason can't appreciate the evidences presented by the prosecution. The withdrawal of five articles of impeachment is a big blow. It's unbelievable 70 percent is (still) for a guilty verdict against the CJ.
SAMUEL ROLDAN of
Survey dito, survey doon. Kung snap eIection na Iang nang magkaaIaman na. Mas okey pa, di ba!
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
They 'll never make it! The truth will always prevail!
Panalo sila sa survey, pero sa mga ebidensya na nailatag ng defense, hindi sila mananalo!
It has been that way. Their surveys depend on the highest bidder.
BOBBY AGUSTIN of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
During the elections, Penoy’s camp continuously released SWS surveys to condition the mind of the people that he is winning. Now, they are using the same formula to oust CJ.
Sino ba naman ang maniniwala diyan sa saksakan ng Sinungaling Weder Station? Kung baga sa pagkain, PANIS NA PANIS na.dahil alam na alam na ng mga tao. Style n’yo bulok!
RICKY MATIAS of
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
I never read or listen to surveys. Baliw lang kasi pumapatol dito.
ROD CASTILLO of Mandaluyong
Trash lang ang mga surveys na iyan!
Mind conditioning...from the Aquino clan!
Mga baliw ang mga pasimuno ng surveys!
PRODUCE PROOF, RAISSA ROBLES, OR SHUT UP!
CRISTY MARIE REYES of
Good job, Boyet! I agree that she should better shut her mouth na lang. Kasi, yung mga pinagsusulat niya ay puro lang naman gossip. Wala naman siyang proof. Well,a paid journalist(?) will write anything malicious just to demonize a person.
ALDEN ALMERO of
New York, New York, USA
Crowd-sourcing journalism? Defense is right, bring it on to the impeachment court by amending the articles of impeachment.
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
Farmville, Virginia, USA
What do you expect from a rumormonger like Raissa Robles? She will NEVER shut up because she's on Malacanang's PAYROLL.
PROSECUTORS SHOULD ACCOUNT FOR P3.7M BUDGET
TIBONG CAGAYANO of Lal-Lo, Cagayan
P3.5 MILLION for less than a month of impeachment trial? Ang sasarap siguro ng kinakain at iniinom ng mga congressmen-prosecutors habang nasa loob ng airconditioned rooms at pinag-iisipan kung ano pa ang puwede nilang ipalathala sa media para ikundisyon at impluwensiyahan ang isipan ng mga ordinaryong mamamayan laban sa Punong Mahistrado.
EVAN MANALANG of Tondo,
I agree. 30
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