Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Maria Ressa Named DA Secretary!

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.

VP Leni Robredo’s Statement On Overturn Of Roe vs. Wade!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau)- Outgoing Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo issued a very strong statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the landmark 1973 Federal abortion rights ruling, Roe vs. Wade.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Vice President, Robredo said:

“It is every woman’s right to row a boat and wade in the waters. These are inalienable rights. I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court decision and hope this puts a stop to possible similar laws or rulings in the Philippines. Mabuhay ang mga kababaihan!”

(Melchor Vergara contributed to this report.)

DOJ To File ”Inciting To Sedition” Case Against Rappler!

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.”

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