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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am 
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Natabunan na naman. Kawawa bwahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Banana Republic na lang ang itawag puro unggoy naman kasi ang mga naka upo.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 am 
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Bakit iniipit ni Digong ang Wrappler?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:48 am 
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Pro-Digong:
Tulfo, may libel na kaso....walang imik ang ibang media outlets...
Thinking Pinoy, may libel na kaso....walang imik lahat...

Anti-Digong:
Maria Ressa, kinasuhan ng libel...worldwide ang news na iniipit ni Digong ang Press Freedom...

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May gumawa pa nga uli ng langaw thread. Kawawa naman. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Rappler’s Ressa to spend the night in NBI detention
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Rappler CEO Maria Ressa will be spending the night in detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after her team was unable to post bail after her arrest on cyber libel charges on Wednesday.

The news company claimed that the judge refused to accept the bail.

"Efforts were made for Ressa to post bail tonight at the Pasay night court," Rappler said. "Unfortunately, the judge refused to accept the bail despite having the power to do so under Rule 114, Section 17 [of the rules of the court]."

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra had earlier said that Ressa would be able to post bail at any time.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) chief also maintained that no journalist will be harassed by baseless accusations under his watch.

Ressa was arrested by the NBI at Rappler headquarters late Wednesday afternoon over an article published by the news website in 2012.

The subject of the article, businessman Wilfredo Keng, filed a cyber libel complaint against Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos for running the story—“CJ using SUVs of ‘controversial’ businessmen”— which supposedly linked him to human trafficking and drug smuggling.

Acting on Keng's complaint, the NBI transmitted its findings to the DOJ, which indicted Ressa and Santos for violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 last month.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 on Tuesday.

GMA News' Katrina Son reported past 10 p.m. that Ressa underwent medical proceedings before going into detention.





Rappler Ceo Maria Ressa sumailalim na sa medical procedure. Magpapalipas din sya ng gabi dito sa NBI matapos arestuhin ng mga kawani ng NBI Cybercrime Division. pic.twitter.com/JTKk1DpQ98
— Katrina Son (@iamKatrinaSon) February 13, 2019





Upon her arrival at the NBI building, Ressa described her arrest as a "travesty of justice."

She also remarked that the case was "ridiculous" while the timing was "questionable" and "suspicious."

President Rodrigo Duterte has long railed against Rappler, calling it a "fake news outlet" and banning one of its reporters from entering Malacañang.

In an interview on ANC, presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo insisted that Ressa's arrest is not an attack on freedom of expression.

"The charge is facts-based and the DOJ prosecutors gave her all the opportunity to defend herself and it found out there is probable cause and even the court agrees with it," he said.

Opposition figures and local and international organizations, however, condemned the arrest.

It "belies all pretense of upholding press freedom by an administration that has from the get-go shown its abhorrence of an independent and critical press," said Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) executive director Tess Bacalla, while Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers said the arrest was an "attack on press freedom and speech."

Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno called out the Duterte administration for its "heavy-handed attempt" to put the journalist behind bars.

"Hindi na kayo nakuntento sa dami ng trolls ninyo, gusto ninyo pang sakupin ang usapan sa cyberspace. Hindi ba kayo nagsasawa sa dami ng institusyon ng bayan na walang pakundangan ninyong sinisira?" Diokno said.

"Hindi ba kayo nahihiya na kung sino pa ang dapat nagsisilbi ay siya pang nangunguna sa pang-aabuso sa kapuwa Pilipino?" he added.

Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Asia Division researcher Carlos Conde, meanwhile, called the arrest a "clear" attempt to humiliate Ressa, "with the ultimate aim of shutting down the news website for its coverage of the brutal 'drug war' that has killed thousands of Filipinos."

Senator Francis Pangilinan, president of the opposition Liberal Party, called on Filipinos to protest Ressa's arrest and tell the authorities they stand for truth, justice and free expression.

"Inuunti-unti at dinadahan-dahan ang bawat institusyong maaaring tumindig laban sa pang-aabuso ng kapangyarihan. Kailangang palagan ito—bawat pulgada, bawat hakbang na may nangyayaring ganito, kailangan nating magsalita, magbuklod, sabihin sa mga nasa poder," Pangilinan said. — Margaret Claire Layug/BM




Maria Ressa posts bail for cyber libel case
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Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa on Thursday posted a P100,000 bail for a cyber libel case that led to her arrest the previous day.

Ressa appeared before Judge Maria Teresa Abadilla of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 45 Thursday morning after spending a night under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). She was released minutes after posting bail.

The case is pending before Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa of Branch 46, but her staff said she was on trial duty at a Las Piñas court on Thursday.

After she was released, Ressa told reporters her overnight stay at the NBI made her "think about what this is all about:" "For me, it's about two things: abuse of power and weaponization of the law."

"This isn't just about me, and it's not just about Rappler. The message that the government is sending is very clear. And someone actually told our reporter just last night: 'Be silent or you're next.' So I'm saying and I'm appealing to you not to be silent even if -- and especially if -- you're next," she said.

A veteran journalist, Ressa was arrested for a cyber libel case filed by the Department of Justice, which indicted her and a former reporter last month over a story the news site published in 2012.

The case stems from a complaint by businessman Wilfredo Keng, who took issue with a Rappler story that cited an “intelligence report” linking him to human trafficking and drug smuggling.

Ressa and former reporter Reynaldo Santos were indicted despite their arguments that the alleged offenses were committed months before the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was enacted.

Ressa and her lawyers tried but failed to post bail before a Pasay night court Wednesday evening. Ressa’s lawyer, JJ Disini, said the Pasay metropolitan trial court judge was concerned he may not have jurisdiction to accept bail on a case pending before a regional trial court.

Disini told reporters Thursday that Ressa's counsel will file a motion to quash the DOJ's charges.

Ressa also faces tax evasion charges before the Court of Tax Appeals and a Pasig court. She has repeatedly called government charges against her and Rappler acts of harassment. —KBK/RSJ


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Yung mga nakikialam sa issue ng Wrappler, dapat lagyan nila ng timeline para makita kung iniipit ba talaga sila ni Digong...

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Ano naman kinalaman ni Digong dyan kay rappler? Hindi naman gobyerno ang nag kaso kung hindi private individual.

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Ano naman kinalaman ni Digong dyan kay rappler? Hindi naman gobyerno ang nag kaso kung hindi private individual.


This!
Yet everybody is trying to connect the issue with Digong... :shock:

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JABEZJ wrote:
Retz wrote:
Ano naman kinalaman ni Digong dyan kay rappler? Hindi naman gobyerno ang nag kaso kung hindi private individual.


This!
Yet everybody is trying to connect the issue with Digong... :shock:


Kaya nga mang jabezj. Dapat nga maging proud pa si Ressa na kinasuhan siya eh kung nanalo pa siya sa kaso na yan edi mas lalo pa siyang sisikat eh may laban naman talaga siya sa kaso na yan.

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Torney ano ba legal opinion mo dito kay Ressa? May batayan ba talaga DOJ? Nalabag ba dito ang press freedom o talagang libel ito dahil sa ni akusado si Keng ng drug trafficking and murder ng rappler.

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Retz wrote:
JABEZJ wrote:
Retz wrote:
Ano naman kinalaman ni Digong dyan kay rappler? Hindi naman gobyerno ang nag kaso kung hindi private individual.


This!
Yet everybody is trying to connect the issue with Digong... :shock:


Kaya nga mang jabezj. Dapat nga maging proud pa si Ressa na kinasuhan siya eh kung nanalo pa siya sa kaso na yan edi mas lalo pa siyang sisikat eh may laban naman talaga siya sa kaso na yan.


Retz wrote:
Torney ano ba legal opinion mo dito kay Ressa? May batayan ba talaga DOJ? Nalabag ba dito ang press freedom o talagang libel ito dahil sa ni akusado si Keng ng drug trafficking and murder ng rappler.


Pero pinipilit ni Ressa na ginigipit nys ng gobyerno...
The fact that the issue happened long before Digong came to power is proof enough that Digong has nothing to do with it..
NBI investigated the issue, hindi ang Presidente...
Mga news outlet naman, both local and international, puro Digong ang sinisisi..
I am not supporting Digong in this issue but at least sana man lang medyo balance ang reporting...

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sa mga gunggong na pinipilit isingit na ang cyber libel case na ito ay isang panggigipit ng Duterte admin sa "press freedom", ang masasabi ko lang ay ipagpatuloy niyo lang ang pagpapapakalunod sa kabobohan niyo sampu ng mga kakosa niyong Delawang mga uto-uto :shock:



ang CRappler na ito, ay isang umaalingasaw na halimbawa ng propaganda machinery ng mga magkakaalyadong interests ng dominant elite clique ng lipunan natin



the article at the heart of this libel case was published by Crappler while Chief Justice Corona (+)'s impeachment trial was going on......so instead of the so-called "fourth estate" trying to stand up to a president bullying a sitting supreme court chief justice because his beloved "hacienda" had been ordered distributed to farmers, CRappler exercised its vaunted press freedom by publishing what would eventually (after 7 looong years) be considered libelous, an article that added to the persecution of the already besieged head of the so-called independent judiciary.......

ito ba ang pinagmamalaki ni Maria Ressa na "freedom of the press"? freedom to choose which political side to support? or more likely, there is no longer any "freedom" in their choice of which side to support, because their financiers/patrons have already made that choice for them, and they are just performing their role in that script


kung ang iniiyak iyak ni Ressa ngayon ay ang "pagpapatahimik" sa mga kritiko sa lipunan ng admin, kung may persecution nga ngayon, assuming without conceding, noong panahon ni Panot mas malala pa ang persecution na ginawa dahil pati ang Ombudsman pinatalsik under Panot's rule :? so dahil kakampi ang "media", ang CRappler, ni Panot, dedma lang sila?

kung ang freedom of the press na yan inaabuso na as blatant propaganda for a particular set of vested interests, to the extent na twisted na ang protrayal of reality, e wag naman mag maangmangan pa :shock:

this libel case is not even the main point, not only because a private individual filed it and not the government itself......ang punto talaga dito, how biased CRappler truly is


this whole brouhaha caused by the arrest of "ganda" Ressa is also an accidental commentary on the Pinoys as a society


napakadaling utuin ng mga Pinoy, even the so-called "educated" ones......ang issue ng Rappler and its blatant bias, nawawala sa focus sa journalistic commentaries, discussions and news items.....why? dahil inunahan na ng "freedom of the press" pseudo-issue :?

much like how human rights has been abused by the scheming political interests, freedom of the press is thrown to the front, always, whenever Delawan media such as ABS-CBN, Inquirer and CRappler are called out for their bias and propaganda activities for their ulterior agendas...

bakit? wala na kasing mag iisip sa masang Pinoy, dahil na-cultivate na tayo, nagkaron na tayo ng herd mentality post-EDSA, that whenever freedom of the press, or human rights, or any other "slogan" ideal is involved, aba e dapat pigilan ang pagsikil diyan....no matter how absurd, or how abused it is by those trying to invoke these so-called "privilege cards" :shock:

maaga pa pala, but since it is payday Friday.....I just thought I should put this comment out there








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Rappler was Aquino’s black-propaganda machine vs Corona



By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO


January 22, 2018


BECAUSE it was new at the time, launched only in January 2012, many have forgotten that the internet-only news outfit Rappler, together with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, made up President Aquino’s vicious black-propaganda machine against Chief Justice Renato Corona that so unfairly painted him as corrupt, and who therefore should be removed from his post.

The truth is that Aquino and his Cojuangco clan felt it would be impossible for them to manipulate the Supreme Court with Corona as its Chief Justice, since he had been appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whom they felt was their arch-enemy.

Control of the Supreme Court was crucial for the Aquino-Cojuangco clan and it reckoned that the unprecedented move of removing Corona would cow the high court into issuing a ruling reversing its unfavorable 2011 decision on the Hacienda Luisita case. That decision ordered only a P200 million compensation for that portion of Hacienda Luisita to be put under agrarian reform, a measly amount compared to the P5 billion that the clan was asking for.

The majority of the court justices resisted Aquino’s pressure. The high court’s final ruling affirmed its earlier 2011 decision in April 2012 a month before the Senate ousted Corona as chief justice.
In the service of what? Sample of the news website’s ruthless attacks vs the Chief Justice in 2012.
The black propaganda against Corona by PDI and Rappler served as smokescreen for Aquino’s real strategy to remove Corona: Bribing the senator-judges not only with pork-barrel funds but with P100 million each from a fund it hi-jacked from several agencies, called the Disbursement Acceleration Program. (If Aquino could throw a billion pesos at the senators, what’s P100 million to fund a new propaganda machine in the new media targeting the millennials?)


Rappler’s launch rushed


Rappler’s launching on January 2, 2012 appears to have been rushed to create a propaganda tandem with PDI vs Corona during his trial, which started on January 12, 2012 and ended in May that year.

The opening salvo of Rappler and PDI’s propaganda vs Corona was an article on January 1, 2012, by Marites Vitug ,the website’s editor-at-large (who however seems to be no longer connected with the website).


Titled “UST breaks rules for CJ Corona,” the vicious piece alleged that the oldest university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas, bent its rules to give Corona a doctor in philosophy degree, since the Chief Justice did not submit a dissertation. The black propaganda was: Corona was such a crook he even got UST to give him a fake Ph.D.

The PDI even bent its rules on publishing articles by journalists employed in other publications, to make the piece its screaming banner headline on January 1, 2012. The timing of the article pointed to the fact that it was part of Aquino’s game plan: The House of Representatives railroaded the articles of impeachment three weeks before, and the Senate trial was scheduled to start in January.

But Corona was universally respected by the legal profession and didn’t have the slightest taint of corruption. Aquino needed a barrage of fake articles to demonize him.
Rappler chairman Manuel Ayala: Also director of Lopez firms Energy Development Corp. (EDC) and SkyCable. Inset: From the Rappler website, which doesn’t disclose his two other major directorships.
The UST totally belied Vitug’s piece*, and the PDI never again ran a piece on the false accusation. Rappler however posted it twice, on January 2 or after the PDI published it, and May 21, when the Senate was deliberating on its decision, which was made on May 29.

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Rappler even published several articles trying—unsuccessfully—to rebut the UST’s explanations such as a January piece that had a sarcastic headline, “UST: Corona’s lecture enough for PhD”.

PDI and Rappler made up a tag team in spewing out articles that painted Corona as a crook. PDI targeted newspaper readers; Rappler the new emerging cyber-space media.

A sample of such ruthless and false Rappler articles are in the collage of headlines accompanying this column: “Corona triples wealth while in SC”; “Corona lied about academic honors”; “Ombudsman on Corona: ‘Certified liar’.”

It is one of the Rappler’s vicious, false articles on Corona that has gotten it in trouble now. This was the allegation that Corona was using a Chinese businessman’s luxury car, which the National Bureau of Investigation was investigating on the basis of the complaint of the car’s owner.

In her melodramatic appeal that Rappler was being shut down because of its anti-Duterte stance, Ressa claimed that the Rappler has been “holding the powerful to account for their actions.”

That is a patent lie.

It was with the powerful Aquino’s political and media thugs that beat up the hapless Chief Justice to a pulp.

Rappler grew under the aegis of the powerful President Aquino. It never posted an analysis or opinion piece in the entire six years that Aquino was in power that was critical of him and his administration, while straight-news stories that showed how bad a president he was were downplayed.

Sorry, that’s not too accurate. There was an excellent analysis piece its managing editor Glenda Gloria wrote about Aquino’s deep character flaws. The piece was posted June 29, 2016—well, technically it was still during Aquino’s term as he stepped down two days later.

Rappler was so supportive of the past regime, that there were persistent rumors that it wasn’t the official stockholder, property tycoon Benjamin Bitanga who really bankrolled it, but the tycoon closest to President Aquino, Jaime Zobel de Ayala. The rumor, totally unproven so far, had been bolstered by the fact that its chairman since its start was Manuel Ayala.

However, this Ayala is not at all related to the oligarchic clan. Manuel Ayala rather is a director of Energy Development Corp. and Sky Cable – information which aren’t mentioned in Rappler’s website. These are firms of another oligarchic group that has been the closest to the Aquino-Cojuangco clan: the Lopez media and power conglomerate.

*The UST immediately issued a devastating rebuttal to the malicious piece. Classes as well as course work but not a dissertation were the absolute requirements for a Ph.D.. The dissertation is waived in recognition of a candidate’s professional accomplishments.

Such Ph.D.s had been given by the UST and other universities here and abroad. Busy as he was as a Supreme Court justice since 2002, and not really needing a “Dr.” title, Corona even finished 48 units’ course work in a span of five years and for his academic excellence, the doctorate awarded him was given summa cum laude status, or “with greatest honors.”

Faced with such a thorough denial of its article, PDI did what it had never done before, which was to put UST’s rebuttal as a banner headline. I was told the late editor in chief Letty Magsanoc was so incensed over the boo-boo that she ordered the newspaper’s internet version to permanently delete it, so one can’t access this article anymore at the newspaper’s site. Google “ust-cj-corona-earned-ph-d” for UST’s statement debunking the Rappler and PDI fake news.

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‘Rappler got at least P40M from Aquino govt’



By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO


August 24, 2018


NO wonder the online newsite Rappler managed to survive since its establishment in 2012 despite its huge expenses on expensive internet technology, in order to rank high in Google searches, among other aims, which couldn’t be recovered through advertising revenues.

No wonder it has been so much a tool of the past regime of Benigno Aquino 3rd, that it was even at the head of the pack that lynched Chief Justice Renato Corona, and now so vociferously anti-Duterte that it has been grossly exaggerating the number of people killed in the wake of the President’s anti-drug war.

According to documents and claims by very reliable sources, Rappler received as much as P40 million from 2014 to mid-2016 from government agencies in the form of dubious consultancies, “intelligence services,” and advertising revenues.

Call a spade a spade: Rappler has been the Aquino regime’s paid media.

Rappler allegedly badgered Aquino for the funding when its main stockholder Benjamin Bitanga started to distance himself from the outfit mid-2014, after putting about P50 million into the firm. Rappler, however, got about P100 million in funding in late 2015 from US outfits Omidyar and North Base Media. But that got it into serious legal trouble since foreigners are totally banned from media under our Constitution.


Documents made public recently showed that Aquino’s tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez signed a contract with Rappler (represented by its sales manager Carla Yap Sy Su) on August 28, 2014 for the tourism department to pay the outfit P9.6 million for just three months of service.

Jimenez didn’t bother with rank.

Anyone familiar with internet consultancy—or any kind of consultancy services—would be shocked how generous Jimenez was and at how anomalous the contract was.

In just a month and a half after the contract was signed, on October 15, Rappler was paid P3.2 million. The output? A vague “tourism intelligence report” and “launch of microsite and crowdsource platform for 1st city.”

After another month and a half, on November 31, 2014, Rappler was paid another P3.2 million for “2nd intelligence report” and “launch of microsite and crowdsource platform for 2nd city.” And then on December 31—in time to celebrate the New Year— another P3.2 million for similar mysterious reports. C’mon, do you know of any outfit that works so feverishly as to complete a report through December?

Anybody who reads the contract (parts of it accompany this column) would have absolutely no doubt how very questionable it is:

The Jimenez-Rappler contract was so brief—at just three pages—it was obviously done in haste and only to put something on paper.

In contrast to most consultancy contracts, there wasn’t even a reference to any other document (usually called “terms of reference”) that would detail exactly what the “intelligence reports,” “microsite,” “crowdsourcing platform” Rappler would produce that taxpayers would be paying P9.6 million for.

There is a reason why Jimenez and Rappler labeled the outfit’s services as “intelligence reports.” Jimenez could use the classification as an excuse to hide the contract from the Commission on Audit, claiming the confidential nature of “intelligence.”

The new tourism secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat should make public—if these exist at all—Rappler’s “intelligence reports” etc. for which her department paid P9.6 million. She should do this with haste to debunk the very strong allegations, made by my esteemed colleague Jojo Robles, that it was the previous secretary, Jimenez, who maneuvered to put her in the post and she is filling up the department with Yellow moles.

Rappler itself confirmed the P9.6 million contract in an article on its website on May 5, 2015. It was cowardly—or to evade legal issues—bylined though not by its editor Maria Ressa, but by “Rappler.com.”
Not bad: P9.6 million revenue for three months.
Its response was curt. After saying that the contract was a “valid and legal advertising contract with the DoT in 2015, it claimed: “Commercial transactions between government agencies and media companies are not unique. The current DoT secretary herself says her agency also spent tens of millions of pesos for ads with ABS-CBN, GMA, CNN Philippines, CNN International, Discovery Channel, and the BBC.”

In just three sentences to answer the questions over its P9.6 million contract with government, its stupid writer admitted to Rappler’s financing by Aquino’s regime in different ways.

The P9.6 million questionable contracts were not for advertising, and not made in 2015. It was for Rappler to produce “tourism intelligence reports” and, obviously to confound the COA, “microsites” and “crowdsourcing platforms” in 2014.

Revealingly, Rappler’s own claim though that it had a “valid and legal advertising contract with the DoT in 2015” bolsters allegations by insiders in the department that Aquino had ordered it to heavily support the financially struggling outfit with advertising, which wasn’t justifed by its reach.

The sources claimed that from 2014 to the time Aquino stepped down in mid-2016, the tourism department and other government agencies—Pagcor and PCSO were mentioned as the main “suspects”—paid P20 million for their advertisements in Rappler. I myself at that time was suspicious at the many advertisements in the website on Philippine tourism sites.

Again, Secretary Romulo-Puyat at least should make public how much in advertising money her department had given to Rappler.

Rappler’s P9.6-million revenues from Aquino’s tourism department was unearthed by broadcast journalist Erwin Tulfo, obviously given to him by insiders in the agency. When it was disclosed in May, Rappler managed to skirt the issue by claiming that it was simply Tulfo’s way of evading the controversy of his and his siblings’ P60 million advertising contract with the department when it was headed by their sister Wanda Tulfo Teo.

Whether or not it is accurate, that has become irrelevant. The Tulfos have been put under extreme scrutiny not just by the public or even by the courts, if Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th would have his way.

The disclosure of the Jimenez-Rappler contract though would bolster claims by insiders that there wasn’t just one P9.6 million but at least two more three-month contracts, that the Commission on Audit didn’t pay notice to. The first contract was contrived as a three-month period, in order to put it below the radar of the COA, which would have questioned not just its sloppiness and vagueness, but why it wasn’t bid out.

For Rappler to be used to the fullest of course was seen as necessary starting in late 2014 by the Yellow strategists, who thought it was a powerful propaganda weapon for the 2016 elections for Mar Roxas to win the presidency.

With the P9.6 million 2014 contract, P20 million in tourism advertising contract and at least one more for” intelligence services,” Rappler could have gotten P40 million from the Aquino government since the first payment in November 2014.

Not bad: That’s P2 million monthly in revenues up to the elections in May 2016. And it had P100 million from American firms. Not even the broadsheets make that much in revenues. What gets my goat is that this outfit claims to be a crusader for truth and transparency.

Secretary Romulo-Puyat should make public how much the past tourism department financed Rappler. I am confident that she will, even if she was with the Aquino government in its six years.

Postscript
In a column last month (“Do the Yellows now control Rappler?”) I wrote: “Sources in the business community claim that at least two old oligarchic clans that were close to former President Benigno Aquino 3rd are now either the biggest funder, or in fact the largest stockholders, of Rappler.” This explains why two diehard Coryistas Solita Monsod and Fulgencio Factoran, Jr. are now in its board of directors. The two haven’t denied my claim. Monsod could have written a single sentence in her column at the Philippine Daily Inquirer to deny my claim. But no denial.

Of course, with the Yellows no longer in power, Rappler could no longer rely on government money so the Yellow oligarchs have no choice but to bankroll it.

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