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This is the right thing to do. According to a Manila Times report, parents of the victim of Ateneo Taekwondo champ Joaquin Montes’s alleged bullying are taking appropriate steps… The victim’s parents accompanied their child to the Quezon City Anonas Police Station where they filed a report of the incident, Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel told…

Read More Ateneo bullying incident a potential ASSAULT case and should involve the police
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The Twitter profile of @RapplerDotCom shows that it is more a cult of personality than a true news media organisation. What other news outlet banners an image of its CEO as part of its brand collateral? What Rappler should really be doing is reporting the news, not lionising its CEO who stands accused for tax…

Read More Rappler is more a cult of personality than a true news organisation. Its Twitter profile proves it
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The embattled CEO of Rappler continues her dramatics all the way to court to defend herself against tax evasion charges. In a recent tweet, Maria Ressa insisted that these are charges for crimes she “didn’t commit”. But, really, Ressa’s innocence or guilt on the matter of her tax evasion charges is not for anyone to…

Read More Only a Philippine court can decide whether or not Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is guilty of tax evasion
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A statement tweeted by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, seems to insinuate a position her government is taking on the credibility of the Philippine government. Canada remains deeply concerned for the security and safety of @mariaressa in the #Philippines. The harassment and intimidation of journalists have no place in democracy. We call for…

Read More Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) seems to be calling the Philippine government a LIAR
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The current fashion statement of Yellowtard supporters of embattled Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is to express on social media that they “stand with” Maria Ressa because they stand with “press freedom”. The trouble with that is you set yourself up for a potential problematic ideological conundrum whenever you declare loyalty to both ideas and people.…

Read More The whole trouble with “standing with” Maria Ressa
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The demise of Rappler will ultimately be good for the Philippines’ news media industry — because Rappler, led by its CEO Maria Ressa, is disproportionately responsible for casting the entire industry under a bad light thanks to their taste for shrill dramas. For that matter, why does Maria Ressa keep bothering the Filipino people with…

Read More Maria Ressa should behave like a professional rather than like a spoilt brat when facing her tax evasion charges
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For most Filipinos, that’s like asking if the Pope is Catholic. Or whether or not you need to be a lawyer to be Chief Justice. There are enough historical accounts of Satur Ocampo’s links with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its terrorist arm the New People’s Army (NPA). A 1989 report on…

Read More Is Satur Ocampo a communist? Is he involved with the New People’s Army?
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Opposition “influencers” are quick to defend Rappler CEO Maria Ressa against charges of tax evasion filed by the Philippines’ Justice Department. Dear trolls and DDS , check the definition of “alleged”. There will be a hearing. And until then the tax evasion is still a case. No decision yet. So take time to research. I…

Read More Opposition “influencers” loyal to people and credentials rather than to principles and ideas
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As expected, trust Rappler’s chi chi amigas halfway around the world to weigh in on its “plight” with a “report” on the matter. Alexandra Stevenson reports in the recent New York Times piece “Philippines Says It Will Charge Veteran Journalist Critical of Duterte” that the Philippine government intends to pursue a tax evasion case against…

Read More As expected, the @NYTimes comes to Rappler’s rescue in its defense against tax evasion charges
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The Yellowtards seem baffled as to why there is scant live TV news coverage of anything to do with the recent conviction of former First Lady Imelda Marcos. They even compare her case to that of “senator” Antonio Trillanes saying that, in the case of Trillanes, there was abundant coverage of the developing story and…

Read More The Opposition’s call for Imelda Marcos’s imprisonment may not sit well with Filipinos’ deep reverence for the elderly
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