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Rappler CEO Maria Ressa denies tax evasion charges

Maria Ressa, chief executive officer of news website Rappler, Inc., which is known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, pleaded not...

Rappler cyber-libel trial to proceed after court denies dismissal plea

THE trial of Rappler — a news website critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte — and its executive director for cyber-libel will proceed on Dec. 6 after a Manila court denied a plea to dismiss the case.

Rappler seeks dismissal of cyberlibel case

ONLINE NEWS site Rappler and its executive editor, Maria A. Ressa, have asked a Manila court to dismiss the cyberlibel case against them.

Pasig court returns Rappler execs’ case for preliminary probe

A PASIG City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has returned to the prosecutors for preliminary investigation the case involving online news site Rappler’s officials for alleged violation of the Securities and Regulation Code (SRC).

Rappler allowed to file pleading in cyberlibel suit

A MANILA trial court has allowed news website Rappler to file a motion seeking to dismiss a cyberlibel suit against it and its founder.

Court junks Rappler plea in cyberlibel case

A MANILA trial court has rejected online news website Rappler’s plea to void testimonies given by a businessman who had accused it of cyberlibel damages.

Gov’t lawyer says it backs free press despite Rappler ban

THE government’s top lawyer supports the ban of online news website Rappler from presidential events, saying it failed to present a “genuine issue on the alleged” abridgment of free press.”

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.

SC orders palace to answer Rappler suit

THE SUPREME Court has ordered the government to comment on the petition of online news website Rappler, which was banned from covering President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Rappler joined by journalists in SC petition on presidential ban

FORTY-ONE (41) journalists from various media organizations joined Rappler in its bid to the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s banning the online news site’s reporters from covering events he attends.

Arraignment of Rappler deferred

MANILA regional trial court Branch 46 deferred the arraignment of Rappler, Inc. and its CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr.

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.

Rappler asks SC to lift order banning them from events with...

ONLINE NEWS site Rappler asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the government from enforcing President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order banning its reporters from covering any event the President attends.

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 chief arrested anew, posts bail

ONLINE news site Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Angelita Ressa was released Friday upon posting P90,000 bail, following her latest arrest upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in connection with charges of violation of the Anti-Dummy Law.

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.

CA denies Rappler’s motion on SEC ruling

THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has denied for lack of merit the motion for partial reconsideration by Rappler, Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) on their case with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the alleged violation of foreign equity restriction by Rappler and its holding company.

Keng: Libel case vs. Rappler a ‘private,’ ‘personal’ matter

BUSINESSMAN Wilfredo D. Keng in a new statement on Friday maintained that the cyber libel case he filed against online news site Rappler and its CEO Maria A. Ressa is “a private criminal action” and “my personal fight to vindicate my name against the acts of an unethical and irresponsible few.”

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.

Rappler files motion to void tax case

RAPPLER Holdings Corp. (RHC) and its CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa has filed a motion seeking to nullify a tax evasion case filed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) before a Pasig City court, arguing that it does not have jurisdiction over the case due to procedural issues.

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.

Court of Appeals denies Rappler’s petition

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the petition of online news site Rappler.com to reverse the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking its incorporation papers for failing to meet the constitutional limits on foreign ownership.

Rappler officials summoned for tax evasion charge

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Department of Justice, in a subpoena dated April 11 and released to media on Tuesday, has directed Rappler Holdings...

Rappler may file new incorporation papers — SEC

ONLINE news site Rappler.com may reorganize and file new incorporation papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) anytime, as long as the company...

Gov’t supporters in spotlight at Senate hearing on fake news

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SHOULD PUBLIC officials let go of their private blogs in social media once they enter government? This question was raised on...

Gov’t slams Rappler anew

MALACAÑANG SEES the controversy over the Philippine Navy’s warship deal allegedly involving Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go as...

Press freedom in PHL partly free — world index

THE PHILIPPINES was rated partly free, as was press freedom in the country, in a global environment marked by democracy in crisis, according to...

Aguirre directs NBI to probe Rappler

JUSTICE SECRETARY Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on Wednesday directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe possible violations by online news site Rappler...