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Maria Ressa Is Considering Suing Manila Times Columnist For Libel

618124DC-B78D-413C-BF1D-17854C9CC2AC.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been sued for libel. Now she’s turning the table around. She is suing for libel.

Sources close to the embattled stock broker say that Ressa is planning to sue Manila Times columnist and book author Rigoberto Tiglao for libel.

”Tiglao defamed my character through his comments and accusations in his column. Today’s column is the last straw, so I’m suing him for libel,” Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles.

We asked Ressa what made her decide to finally sue Tiglao, and she said : “He called me a man!”

Moral of the story: if you’re not sure whether to call someone ‘con man’ or ‘con woman,’ err on the safe side, use ‘con it’ instead.


Maria Ressa Responds To Online Petition For Revocation Of Her Dual Citizenship

85E74EC0-AE6D-482F-AA8F-84BD2FF1C488MANILA, Philippies (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – An online petition urging the Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOH) to revoke the dual citizenship of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has, as of this writing, garnered over 7,000 signatures — more than the total number of islands in the Philippines.

The petition, started less than 48 hours ago, cites Ressa’s efforts to destablize the government and the Filipino people by claiming “suppression of Press Freedom,” “political harassment and intimidation.” It urged DOJ through the Bureau of Immigration to review Ressa’s activities which the petitioner says violate her oath of allegiance when she became a dual citizen. She also has U.S. citizenship.

Natural-born Filipinos who have naturalized as foreign citizens are allowed under Republic Act  9225 to re-aquire Philippine citizenship but must swear to uphold the Constitution, follow the law and recognize duly-constituted authorities.  Ressa faces several cases  for violating the Constitution and Philippine laws.

Responding to the petition, Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles that if the number of signatures reaches 16 Million — the number of votes Rodrigo Duterte garnered in the last Presidential elections — she will voluntarily give up her dual citizenship and relocate to her other country, America.

Additional signatures to the petition are still being accepted HERE.