MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – On the eve of Bongbong Marcos’ inauguration as 17th President of the Philippines, former Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been named DA Secretary.
In a press briefing conducted by PCOO, incoming Secretary Atty. Trixie
Cruz-Angeles made the announcement, saying that Ressa has proven her mantel when it comes to filing appeals. “She has appealed all the charges, rulings and conviction against her, making her the most qualified to fill the much sought-after position,” Cruz-Angeles said.
Ressa assumes her position at noon, tomorrow, June 30, as Secretary of the Department of Appeals (DA).
Among her latest appeals is that of her conviction for cyber libel, arising from a chase filed against her and another Rappler employee by a private individual.
Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has affirmed its earlier ruling revoking Rappler’s media license which all but made Ressa ex-CEO.
Again, Ressa said she will appeal the ruling.