MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) today told The Adobo Chronicles that it will launch a comprehensive and in-depth investigation of itself and two other media entities —Rappler and Vera Files over allegations that all three have been involved in a foreign-funded plot to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
The exposé about the plot was revealed today in a banner story published by the respected and oldest Philippine newspaper, The Manila Times.
We asked PCIJ how it could be impartial in investigating the matter when results could potentially incriminate itself as well as their allies Rappler and Vera Files.
”Well, we stand by our investigative expertise, our journalistic integrity and our loyalty to our foreign funders to prove to all that we are innocent of the allegations,” a spokesperson said.
Well, it seems like they have already reached a conclusion before their investigation even started.
It’s a sorry state of Philippine media today.