MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – You give him a finger, he wants your entire arm.
Such seems to be the case with Philippine Senator Tito Sotto.
After the Inquirer took down opinion pieces written by U.S.-based columnist Rodel Rodis alleging cover-up of the Pepsi Paloma rape case, Sotto is now focusing his sight on Rappler.
At issue is a story published in the online news source that the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation has accused Sotto of plagiarizing a speech by the late former U.S. Senator. Sotto wants Rappler to take down that story.
”Now that I’m Senate President,” I have to protect my reputation and clean up all negative stories about me. Such unfounded accusations against me don’t bode well for the second person in the line of succession for the presidency of this country,” Sotto told The Adobo Chronicles.
Unconfirmed reports say that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is seriously considering Sotto’s request, “for the right price.”