Teddy Boy Locsin Asks His Canadian Foreign Affairs Counterpart: Please Grant Maria Ressa Asylum

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin has appealed to his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland   to take in Maria Ressa and grant her political asylum in Canada.

Locsin was encouraged by a tweet posted recently by Freeland expressing concern about the security and safety of the Rappler CEO.

Ressa faces tax evasion charges but has making the rounds of international news media outlets claiming that she was being harassed and intimidated by the Duterte government simply because she was a journalist.

For his part, Locsin promised that if Canada granted Ressa asylum, he will bat for the Canadian trash shipped to Manila years ago to stay in the Philippines, no more questions asked.

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