NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – It was trying its best to be diplomatic and cautious, but The New York Times has all but ”predicted” another Marcos presidency in the Philippines.
NYT had no choice. All scientific polls show that the son of the greatest Philippine president ever, Bongbong Marcos, is leading by a wide margin over his closest rival, Vice President Leni Robredo.
NYT is known to have been biased against the Marcoses, and current President Rodrigo Duterte for that matter, but being a respected, supposedly respectable and unbiased news source in America and the rest of the world, it has no choice but to speak the truth.
The camp of Robredo is not happy about the NYT prediction, and neither are the biased Philippine news media like Maria Ressa’s Rappler. But it is what it is. As Ressa keeps on saying, ”Without facts, we can’t have truth. Without truth, we can’t have trust, and without trust, we can’t have Democracy.”
But between Rappler and The New York Times, it is obvious that Filipinos and other trust the latter.