MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –With 17 days left for its goal of Five Million Pesos, Rappler has decided to purchase about a dozen PCOS machines to help boost its fundraising for its online news operations.
Rappler has been struggling to reach its goal, raising only about 12 percent as of today.
So much is at stake for this fundraising — reputation as well as finances — that CEO Maria Ressa is leaving no stone unturned to make this a huge success.
We all know about the PCOS machines used in the last Philippine presidential elections. The machinese have reportedly boosted the votes of some candidates, including Leni Robredo whose Vice Presidency is now being challenged before the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET) by defeated candidate Bongbong Marcos.
Poll watchers will be closely monitoring any suspicious increase in the amount of donations under the Rappler fundraising in the next 17 days, to make sure that the PCOS machines do not tamper with the actual figures.