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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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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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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?

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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