WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington, D.C.) – Reacting to a recently-aired interview on “60 Minutes,” where Maria Ressa proclaimed the Philippines under the Duterte government is the worst war zone she’s ever been in, the U.S. State Department said it will send immediate rescue to the Rappler CEO.
Ressa is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the U.S.
The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is one of the top priorities of the U.S. State Department. To keep its citizens informed, it may recommend that they leave the immediate area or foreign country if it is safe to do so. If commercial transportation is unavailable, it will do its best to identify what transportation options may be available to help U.S. citizens travel out of the crisis location.
”We are very concerned about the safety of Ressa, especially because she is one of our citizens who has received multiple awards for her alleged journalism work,” a State Department spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.
For security reasons, the State Department didn’t disclose when it will rescue Ressa or whether it will be the U.S. Army or Navy that will take her out of the Philippines.
We pray for Ressa’s safety and hope she’ll be removed from the Philippine war zone soon.