One wonders why Maria Ressa gets a lot of kudos from one or the other “journalism” awards body. The way these international organisations gush about her, you’d really be led to believe that Maria Ressa really is God’s Gift to Philippine Journalism. For example, according to a certain Peter Greste who, according to his Twitter…Read More Why does Maria Ressa get the lion’s share of international “journalism” awards?
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
Of all the books Philippine “vice president” Leni Robredo could have chosen to read to kids in a day care facility in this recent publicity stunt, she had to choose Virgilio Almario’s Digong Dilaw. Digong is, as most Filipinos know, the nickname of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and “Dilaw” is Tagalog for the colour yellow…Read More Leni Robredo reading the book “Digong Dilaw” was a really bad idea
Trust click- and eyeball-hungry Philippine corporate media to milk Halloween with the usual stories of ghosts and spirits and other hocus-pocus reports of supernatural activity that they will report as “news” or “features”. This time, however, it will likely be about everyone’s favourite necro-topic nowadays, the alleged victims of “extrajudicial killings” or EJKs and their…Read More Philippine media all set to politicise Halloween with “reports” about the ghosts of EJK victims
If the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition are building an entire campaign platform on the idea that Philippine democracy is “dying” then they are truly in big trouble. Many events have shown that this is not true. They have lied to Filipinos. They have lied to the foreign media. And they had lied to the International Criminal…Read More The idea that Philippine democracy is “dying” is DEAD