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During the Senate hearing held yesterday about anonymous blog sites probe, Senator Grace Poe said;
“You do excellent research, sometimes against us, sometimes for us. I hope you can keep the neutrality like if you’re in a board, you can be an independent director. You can be in government, but an independent consultant.”
The lady senator praised RJ Nieto who owns Thinking Pinoy blog for his “excellent research” whenever he posts his work.
Senator Poe also recalled that Nieto even corrected a wrong write up made about her before, saying that she owns a million-dollar mansion in the United States and that her “American home was a luxury and exclusive residence.” The news came before the presidential elections.
“We may or may not agree with you…But actually here in the Senate, we should be checking those sites so that we know how people think, not necessarily that we will agree, but if there’s anything, you do excellent research and that’s the truth,” says Poe.
“You do excellent research, sometimes against us, sometimes for us. I hope you can keep the neutrality like if you’re in a board, you can be an independent director. You can be in government, but an independent consultant,” she added.
“You corrected it with research and fact, and you were a supporter of President Duterte. But you came out with proper research saying that what they were claiming is untrue,” Poe told Nieto recalling how Nieto corrected the claim about her.
Aside from blogging, Nieto works as a Consultant for the Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.
Meanwhile, Nieto’s appearance at the Senate gained more support from the netizens if basis are the comments made even on mainstream media news sites.
“When I broadcast stuff on my Facebook page, that is Rey Joseph Nieto speaking as a regular citizen. But when I give advice to the OUMWA, the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs, that’s where my job kicks in,” Nieto said, arguing that his posts on Thinking Pinoy are all his personal opinions, as a regular Filipino citizen.
He also said that his opinions gain people’s support “that means a lot of other Filipinos think the same way I do or maybe agree to what I try to say.”
Source: GMA News