MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Whatever happened to the phrase, “a nation of laws?’ Well, that’s out the door, if you ask Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.
Reacting to the recent arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Robredo urged the Filipino people to break the law. “Don’t pay your taxes. Bear false witness against your neighbors and your enemies,” she told The Adobo Chronicles.
Not her words exactly, but it’s how many people are interpreting what she said when she slammed Ressa’s arrest, saying it is tantamount to political harassment.
Ressa has faced two arrest warrants so far: one for tax evasion, the other for cyber libel — none of which had anything to do with her Freedeom of the Press.
Meanwhile, a new social media poll shows that 99% of Filipinos are happy about the arrest of Ressa. Read all about it HERE.