- Reporter Raffy Tima posted on Facebook a series of photos that blamed President Rodrigo Duterte’s convoy for causing traffic on EDSA
- Netizens assumed that the reporter allegedly has an aversion to the new president
- Attorney Bruce Rivera responded to Tima’s post that he should cut the president some slack
GMA 7 News reporter Raffy Tima took to Facebook again, in apparently another tirade against newly-sworn in President Rodrigo Duterte.
On July 1, the reporter posted photos of an almost empty EDSA, save for the northbound side.
“EDSA Northbound at 9:35 AM. Change has come? Not really. Traffic got held up for the presidential convoy from Ortigas en route to Camp Crame,” Tima wrote for the album’s caption.
The reporter got flak from netizens upon posting the photos, as they criticized him for being too harsh with Duterte who has just assumed position a week ago. Among the comments that people threw at Tima, they said that he should be concerned for the president’s security, and that he should not make a big deal out of his predicament.
Atty. Bruce Rivera shared Tima’s album on the social media platform and wrote an open letter in response to Tima’s rants.
It has also been known that Tima also wrote an open letter to President Duterte on his catcalling. Earlier last month, his wife was the subject of the incumbent president’s uncalled for whistling at a press conference which was aired on national TV. Tima's wife, fellow GMA 7 reporter Mariz Umali, got more unwarranted attention as others joined in Duterte's antics.
Based on the information shared by two parties, whose side do you agree with? Are you for Tima’s deeper analysis of the situation or Rivera’s no-frills, I-call-it-as-I-see-it approach?