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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.

Reuters To The Rescue: Rappler Is Not The Least-Trusted News Brand In The Philippines!

LONDON, The United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has come to the rescue of Rappler.

This, after Reuters released its latest study on media trust showing that Maria Ressa’s online business is the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines.

In a statement issued, Reuters said that their data in the study “should not be treated as a list of the most trusted (news) brands.

When asked by The Adobo Chronicles for clarification on the statement, Rasmus Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute said that since the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission had previously revoked Rappler’s media license, it is no longer considered news media, but rather a vlog.

After Dismal Performance, Rappler Will Now Turn To Dealing In Securities!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – We all remember when Maria Ressa complained about the government tagging it as a ”dealer in securities” in connection with the probe on Rappler’s alleged illegal foreign investment.

Well, fairy tales do come true.

After being in the rock bottom in audience trust of Philippine news media brands in the last two consecutive polls by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, Ressa is throwing in the towel.

The convicted Rappler CEO who worked her way up to the Nobel Peace Prize through lies and disinformation, told The Adobo Chronicles that she was shutting down her online news business and investing instead in securities.

She said she was confident of the success of her new venture because many of her young staff at Rappler are financial, economic and business experts. ”It’s going to be a win-win situation.,” she added.

Media trust survey by Reuters/Oxford in 2020 and 2021