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Duterte’s media critic hires US lobbyists for cases

A US LAW firm has offered free lobby services to Maria Ressa, who heads Rappler, Inc. — a news website critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte — to “build awareness and concern” about her criminal cases in the Philippines, according to twin filings in both Houses of the US Congress.

Rappler motion on cyber-libel denied

MANILA regional trial court (RTC) Branch 46 has denied for lack of merit the appeal of Rappler, Inc. and its CEO and Executive Editor Maria A. Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr. to dismiss their cyber-libel case, with the arraignment of the case thus proceeding on April 16.

Duterte spokesman scoffs at 5 US senators

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Monday scoffed at five US senators who called for the release of Senator Leila M. de Lima and the dropping of charges against online media group rappler.com’s chief executive officer, Maria A. Ressa, saying they should “mind their own business.”

Ressa pleads not guilty of tax charges

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa on Wednesday pleaded not guilty in connection with four tax-evasion charges at the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

Rappler’s Ressa, others charged with violating Anti-Dummy Law

ONLINE NEWS site Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria A. Ressa and six other members of its 2016 Board of Directors were charged by the Pasig Prosecutor’s Office with violation of the Anti-Dummy Law.

Ressa’s arraignment reset

A MANILA court deferred the arraignment for cyber-libel of online news site Rappler, Inc., its CEO Maria A. Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr. while their motion to dismiss the case is still pending.

Human Rights Award

Rappler CEO Maria A. Ressa is seen in this photo with (L to R) former education secretary Armin A. Luistro, former Philippine president Benigno S.C. Aquino III, Inquirer columnist Randolph S. David, Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David, and De La Salle University (DLSU)-College of Law Dean Jose Manuel I. Diokno.

UN report says PHL gov’t targeting women defenders of human rights

WOMEN HUMAN rights defenders are being targeted in the Philippines, a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur said in his report to the UN Human...

Ressa out on bail as Keng asserts Rappler never got his...

JOURNALIST MARIA A. Ressa has posted a P100,000 bail and been freed after an overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation following her Feb. 13 arrest for the cyber libel complaint filed by businessman Wilfredo D. Keng.

Rappler’s Ressa arrested for cyber libel

JOURNALIST MARIA A. Ressa, chief executive officer and executive editor of online news site Rappler, was served an arrest warrant on Wednesday by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for cyber libel.

Rappler’s Ressa says ‘law has been weaponized’ after DoJ recommends cyber-libel...

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has recommended the filing of a cyber-libel case against Rappler, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Maria Angelita Ressa, and one of its reporters over an article published in 2012 in connection with businessman Wilfredo D. Keng.

Malacañang denies hand in tax evasion case vs Rappler

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has no hand in the legal battle of Rappler.com and its CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa, Malacañang said on Monday.