MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A furious Maria Ressa reprimanded her own staff at Rappler for publishing a news report regarding an SWS survey on their own online portal.
The survey showed that 89% of Filipinos were satisfied with how Democracy works in the Philippines. The survey runs counter to Ressa’s claims here and abroad that Philippine Democracy is threatened by government efforts to suppress Freedom of the Press, as well as what she describes as disinformation on social media.
In an hour-long staff meeting, the Rappler CEO castigated her staff for allowing to publish the report which puts her in an embarrassing situation with the folks at the Nobel Prize Committee as well as her blind supporters among the Western media.
Short of terminating her employees, Ressa warned that a repeat of the blunder will automatically mean pink slips for the staff.