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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 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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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