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Ressa, Rappler executives charged over alleged anti-dummy law violation
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Posted at Mar 27 2019 05:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2019 11:22 AM

MANILA (UPDATED/CORRECTED) - Pasig City prosecutors have filed charges against several executives of news website Rappler, including its chief Maria Ressa, over an alleged violation of the anti-dummy law and the Securities Regulations Code (SRC).

Also charged were Rappler executives Manuel Ayala, Nico Jose Nolledo, Glenda Gloria, James Bitangca, Felicia Atienza, and James Velasquez.

The Pasig Regional Trial Court Branch 265 has set the arraignment for the anti-dummy case on April 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Except for Ressa, all of the respondents have posted bail for the anti-dummy case at P90,000 each. Ressa is still abroad and could not post bail yet.

Just last month, Ressa was arrested over a cyber libel case and was forced to spend a night in detention in a legal ordeal she described as an example of the government's "abuse of power and weaponization of the law."

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lightning strikes twice yeah sure - but for Maria Ressa more than twice? and WTF about no one is above the law according to pamalo este panelo? tell that to Imelda. bong, jinggoy and johnny- its like saying better to steal than criticize- stealing has its perks  like limited jail time... >:(

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An update on her case: she just posted bail. Again.

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'For the 8th time': Rappler chief Maria Ressa posts bail anew
    ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Apr 02 2019 04:17 AM
    MANILA - Rappler chief Maria Ressa on Monday posted bail anew over alleged violations on foreign ownership rules.
    "I posted bail and was released Friday, but received another arrest warrant April 1 and posted bail today for the 8th time! 11 legal cases and complaints filed by the justice department in 14 months," Ressa wrote on Twitter.
    Rappler said the case stems from a complaint filed last year by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
    Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 158 Judge Rowena Modesto San Pedro found probable cause to charge Ressa and 6 other colleagues for alleged violation of the anti-dummy law.
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More from yesterday:

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Rappler chief Ressa pleads not guilty to tax cases
    (philstar.com) - April 3, 2019 - 1:54pm
    MANILA, Philippines — Rappler CEO and veteran journalist Maria Ressa on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the government’s tax evasion charges against her.
    The STAR reported that Ressa, who is also Rappler Holdings Corp. CEO, pleaded not guilty to the four tax-related cases lodged before the Court of Tax Appeals. RHC is the holding company of Rappler Inc., the owner of the news website.
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Ressa's arraignment deferred
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 07:22:58 PM »
An update:

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Maria Ressa's cyberlibel arraignment deferred
    Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Apr 16 2019 09:14 AM | Updated as of Apr 16 2019 10:01 AM
    MANILA - A local court deferred Tuesday the arraignment of Rappler chief Maria Ressa in connection with a cyberlibel case filed by a local businessman.
    The court proceeding was reset due to the plan of Ressa's camp to file a motion for reconsideration in a bid to reverse a Manila court's denial of her plea to junk the case.
    The arraignment was deferred to May 17, according to Joseph Banguis, lawyer of private complainant Wilfredo Keng.
    The case stems from a 2012 article on news site Rappler, which claimed that Keng's luxury vehicle was used by former Chief Justice Renato Corona during the impeachment proceedings against him.
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