NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – How old is Maria Ressa, really? Just like her citizenship status, information on the Nobel Laureate’s age has been hard to come buy, fueling a lot of speculation especially on social media.
Finally, the convicted criminal-CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines, gave the clearest clue on how old she is — on national television!
During a live television interview on CBS, Ressa told one of the hosts that she has been talking about truth since 1927, “long before the age of exponential lies and long before the age of social media.”
1927 — that’s less than a decade since World War II ended!
Which means she must have been at least 25 years old when she talked about truth in 1927.
Ergo, Ressa must now be 121 years old, more than two decades older than former Philippine Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.
Here’s Ressa talking about her age: