MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It pays to tell the truth or at least help in spreading it.
For her fact-checking article defending Rodrigo Duterte amid reports that the President received humiliating treatment while in Japan to attend the enthronemnt of Emperor Naruhito, Rappler’s star reporter Pia Ranada is now allowed back in Malacanang.
It will be recalled that Ranada was previously barred from the Palace grounds and from being a part of the Malacanang Press briefings.
However, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa isn’t necessarily happy about this new development. She told The Adobo Chronicles that she can no longer claim that Rappler’s Press Freedom is being curtailed by the Duterte government.
Just swallow your pride, Ms. Ressa. Your claims don’t add up to reality anyways…