MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez told The Adobo Chronicles today that the recently-announced Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) the poll body inked with Rappler was a classic case of a typo.
Jimenez was referring to a partnership between Comelec and Rappler under which the latter would help in voter engagement and fighting disinformation in connection with the May 9 Philippine national elections.
Many were very critical of the partnership because Rappler is known for its bias against the Duterte government as well as Bongbong Marcos who is running for President. No less than Solicitor General Jose Calida said that the government intends to file a case against Comelec unless the MOA is rescinded by March 4.
Jimenez said that Comelec erred in that it falsely identified its partner as Rappler when it should have been Russia.
This news report from the Philippine Star explains it all.