MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many vicious attacks on the Philippine government, especially on President Rodrigo Duterte, have been attributed to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.
“Democracy is dead.”
”Press Freedom is threatened.”
”The Philippines is the worst war zone.”
”The law is being weaponized to silence Rappler.”
All these rhetoric have earned for Ressa many international awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize.
But now, Ressa is retracting all these pronouncements and propaganda.
This, after she was allowed by the Philippines’ Court of Appeals to leave the country despite departure hold orders against her. — not once, but twice.
She was recently allowed to travel to the United States to conduct lectures at Harvard University. Now she has been given the pass to travel to Oslo, Norway to personally receive her controversial Nobel Prize.
”I apologize for second-guessing the government, especially the courts and the justice system,” Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles.
”I am just thrilled that I am free to travel abroad and talk to the international community about my Philippine experiences as a businesswoman, a dealer in securities and a poster girl of free speech,” she added.