Former National Irrigation Authority chief Peter Laviña has proposed greater investments on training to develop “critical thinkers” after opposing the passage of an anti-fake news invoice that tramples on free speech.
Laviña made the proposal after denying any involvement in peddling fake news on-line throughout his stint within the Duterte group. The former NIA chief was the marketing campaign spokesman of Duterte within the 2016 presidential polls.
“I do not write fake news but I do create memes for fun and fad. Is that fake news? Some legislators think so,” he mentioned.
He blamed the federal government and society if there have been folks falling for fake news, citing the failure to make make residents vital thinkers.
“Instead of enacting a law against so-called fake news, we should be investing more in education. ‘No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press.’ (Philippine Constitution),” he mentioned.