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‘Do not add to fear, hysteria’, Cagayan town mayor tells Rappler

‘Do not add to fear, hysteria’, Cagayan town mayor tells Rappler By Christine Cudis   Lawyer Cristina Antonio, Alcala town Mayor (Photo from Mayor Antonio’s FB page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A mayor in the typhoon-ravaged Cagayan Valley region told an online media agency to be responsible in their reports. In her Facebook (FB) post on Nov. 14, … Continue reading

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PCOO rejects EU Parliament call to drop charges vs. Ressa

PCOO rejects EU Parliament call to drop charges vs. Ressa By Azer Parrocha   Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A Palace official on Sunday rejected the call of European lawmakers for Philippine government to drop all charges against Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa, standing by the legitimacy of the criminal charges against … Continue reading

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CA turns down Ressa’s plea to travel to US

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a plea by Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa to travel abroad pending an appeal of her libel conviction before a Manila court. In a seven-page resolution dated August 18, the appellate court’s Special 14th Division through Associate Justice Geraldine C. Fiel-Macaraig said … Continue reading

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Ressa, Santos conviction ‘case of accountability’: Panelo

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynalod Santos Jr. over a libel case is “a case of accountability”, as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Panelo disagreed with opposition lawmakers who said their conviction is slowly killing press freedom. ”Ms. Ressa should stop telling … Continue reading

President Duterte doesn’t personally know Ressa’s accuser: Palace
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President Duterte doesn’t personally know Ressa’s accuser: Palace

PRRD doesn’t personally know Ressa’s accuser: Palace By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte does not personally know Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a libel case against Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo defended Duterte from having connection to Keng after … Continue reading

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NBI files cyber libel raps vs. Rappler

NBI files cyber libel raps vs. Rappler By Christopher Lloyd Caliw   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a cyber libel complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against online news website Rappler’s chief executive officer Maria Ressa and eight others in connection with the complaint filed by a businessman … Continue reading