MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Most Filipinos have moved on, finally accepting the indisputable fact that Bongbong Marcos has been elected by an unprecedented majority of voters to be the 17th President of the Philippines.
But Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines whose CEO Maria Ressa is a convicted criminal just keeps on going and going and going, like the Energizer battery.
Ressa and her Rapplerettes can’t seem to get over their dismal failure to try to prevent the return of a Marcos to Malacañang. Day after day, hour after hour, they post stories and fact checks depicting Bongbong as the infamous “son of a dictator” who must pay for the ”sins of the father.” They have judged a president who hasn’t even assumed office. They maliciously fuel fire among Filipinos who don’t even find a spark of an issue about the many things Rappler has hurled against the unifying President-elect.
Well, the Department of Justice (DOH) has had enough.
Today, outgoing DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced his Department will be filing a case against Rappler for ”inciting to sedition.”
“What Rappler has been doing ticks all the boxes for inciting to sedition,” Guevarra told The Adobo Chronicles.
To make his point, Guevarra even provided us with a marked copy of the law that shows which provision and which elements Rappler is guilty of:
In order to be fair in our reporting, we asked Maria Ressa to comment on the DOJ announcement. She said:
“We will hold the hold the line. We’re being subjected to death by a thousand cuts. A lie told a million times becomes truth. Without facts, we can’t have truth. Without truth we can’t have trust. The law is being weaponized to curtail press freedom.”