MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines whose CEO Maria Ressa is a convicted criminal, has finally found its niche!
After the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked its media license and stood by the decision after the Court of Appeals junked Rappler’s petition challenging the SEC ruling, the online new source has been reduced to a blog.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel.
A new NGO has been formed whose members are vloggers and social media influencers.
Rappler has joined as a proud member of the United Vloggers and Influencers of the Philippines (UVIP), in the hope that PCOO will consider accrediting vloggers as members of the Malacañang Press Corps.
PCOO rules require SEC registration for news media to be accredited to cover Malacañang press briefings, which practically disqualifies Rappler.
But PCOO si considering accrediting vloggers for the press corps.