The Country Manager of the Philippines is Digs Dimagiba who, as actress Vivian Velez posted, "has used his position to curtail freedom of speech in our country and has influenced the suspension or deletion of many groups and individuals that do not conform to his favored party- the Liberal Party.”
With his biases known, protesters have put up a petition online to remove him as the country’s Facebook Country Manager which can be found here "REMOVE DIGS DIMAGIBA as FACEBOOK COUNTRY MANAGER of the PHILIPPINES"
Velez said that we depend on Facebook for connection, communication, and even news, but with Dimagiba as the Country Manager “the balance of fairness in social media disappears.”
In her full post, Velez said,
Digs Dimagiba is Facebook's Country Manager of the Philippines. He has been political and biased. He has used his position to curtail freedom of speech in our country and has influenced the suspension or deletion of many groups and individuals that do not conform to his favored party- the Liberal Party. This is unacceptable- so unfair! The Filipinos are connected all over the world through Facebook. We depend on it on communication, on online commerce, on news. But when Facebook Philippines is headed by a very biased manager, then the balance of fairness in social media disappears! He is using his Facebook position and influence to silence those who have the courage to question fake news and articles and to present the truth- to write the other sides of stories. Digs Dimagiba DOES NOT represent what Facebook stands for! HE MUST BE FIRED!!! Thank you."