[In the news] Rappler’s Ressa: ‘Oust-Duterte plot’ is admin’s way to manipulate public -INQUIRER.net

“It’s bad when the government lies through its paid PR to manipulate its people.” Rappler’s Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa said this after Malacañang affirmed the matrix that linked journalists and media organizations to a destabilization plot against Presidente Rodrigo Duterte and his administration. Earlier, Malacañang revealed that the “Oust-Duterte” matrix published in the Manila…

[From the web] ‘Explain your wealth, don’t lose your cool,’ PCIJ tells Duterte – Asia Pacific Report

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has responded to what it called President Rodrigo Duterte’s “broadsides” aimed at PCIJ’s recent reports on the Duterte family’s wealth, saying there was no reason for the President to “lose his cool”. “The PCIJ report was built on the Dutertes’ own declarations in their SALNs (Statements of Assets, Liabilities,…

[From the web] Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check -PCIJ

Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check 03 May 2018 RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. Its tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. In…