MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While almost all news media were reporting that the Court of Appeals has denied Rappler’s petition for a reconsideration of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruling revoking its media license, the online news source is focused on a different headline — that of the Court’s admonition that SEC should give Rappler a “corrective period,.”
So just how exactly can Rappler correct something that was illegal in the first place, violating the Constitutional provision that Philippine media should be owned 100% by Filipinos?
So, The Adobo Chronicles sought clarification from the Court of Appeals. Here’s its response:
”We were using ‘corrective period’ as a figure of speech. What we really meant was that Rappler should be given the chance to correct its vision — since it obviously sees things through a Yellow lens. Perhaps Maria Ressa and her team should schedule a visit with an opthalmologist or optometrist.”
That’s crystal clear.