Posts Tagged Maria Ressa

Malacanang reminds critics: Cyberlibel Act passed under Aquino Administration

Marje Pelayo   •   June 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines –  Malacañang defends President Rodrigo Duterte against critics alleging the Chief Executive of curtailing press freedom with the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry...

Amal Clooney to represent Rappler’s Maria Ressa

Marje Pelayo   •   July 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will join Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s legal team. In a statement, Clooney expressed confidence in Maria Ressa...

Rappler’s Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to tax evasion charges

Marje Pelayo   •   April 3, 2019

REUTERS – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa pleaded not guilty on Wednesday (April 3) to tax evasion charges. Ressa maintained that the tax dodging case, as well as the other cases...

Rappler CEO Ressa posts bail for anti-Dummy Law charges

Robie de Guzman   •   March 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler news site Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maria Ressa has been released after posting a P90,000 bail before the Pasig Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 265 on...

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested at NAIA

Marje Pelayo   •   March 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities served the warrant of arrest to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa shorty after she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday (March 29). The...

Manila Court resets Rappler CEO Ressa’s arraignment on cyberlibel rap

Robie de Guzman   •   March 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 on Friday deferred the arraignment of news site Rappler’s Chief Executive Officer, Maria Ressa, on her cyberlibel case until a...

Robredo, Aquino, Ressa allege human rights violation reincarnation under Duterte administration

Maris Federez   •   February 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo expressed disappointment over what she claimed as the mounting culture of impunity under the Duterte Administration. This, after the Vice President learned that...

Malacañang insists Maria Ressa is the one abusing her power as journalist

Marje Pelayo   •   February 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — It its about abusing one’s power, Malacañang insists that it is Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa who is abusing her power as a journalist. “Now you say there...

Int’l journalists hit Duterte admin for Maria Ressa’s arrest

Marje Pelayo   •   February 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration is hit by international journalists and personalities for the recent arrest of online news website Rappler’s CEO, Maria Ressa due to cyber libel. Several...

Ressa’s cyber libel case ‘unrelated’ to freedom of expression — Malacañang

admin   •   February 14, 2019

Malacañang clarified that freedom of speech does not end with the arrest of Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of Rappler, an online news network critical of the Duterte government....


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