Netizens react to ABS-CBN's releasing of Duterte's psychology report.
Facebook user Yot Henson Morales reposted a press release of the Psychologists Association of the Philippines in May 2010, saying that this was an "Alarming breach of ethics." She further expressed:
"Hindi ko gusto ang kandidato mo, pero tama na ang bastusan. Paalala lang. Nangyari na ito noong 2010."
Armand Vincent Sese expressed on a post in Facebook on how the ABS-CBN report was headlined. He expressed disappointment on the headline used by ABS-CBN.
"This is the very reason why psychology as a profession is a taboo in the Philippines. Using the words "PSYCHO TEST" as a heading for this news is actually alarming. Am I also the only one alarmed in the disclosure of the results of this candidate's assessment?
Dear Abs-Cbn, i hope you could do something about this.
Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with the election but more on the profession. Please do promote appropriate awareness."
Ian Benedict Mia further stressed that the report, although it shed light on Duterte's case, was "confidential." He also expressed the need for more mental health laws to be implemented.
Dazzle Mareetz A. Moerk reacted on Facebook as this act not being allowed, and being unethical.
The Psychological Association of the Philippines has strongly condemned in 2010 the misuse of psychological reports in order to demean or to boost a certain candidate's status especially during election season.
Read the 2010 press statement here: Statement of the PAP on the (Mis)Use of Psychology in the Current Electoral Campaign
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