MANILA, Philippies(The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For quite some time now, Maria Ressa has accused the Philippine government of curtailing her rights to free speech, constantly mouthing that the “law is being weaponized” to silence her online news source, Rappler.
But no less than the two highest officials of the land have proven Ressa wrong.
In recent days where there has been some exchanges between President Rodrigo Duterte and VP Leni Robredo over the former’s war on drugs, Ressa’s claims have all but gone down the drain.
Robredo has called Duterte (and his war on drugs) a “massive failure,” while the President has called the VP a “colossal failure.”
Proof that free speech is alive and well in the Philippines.