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Duterte: I don’t know businessman who filed case vs Maria Ressa

/ 11:12 PM February 14, 2019

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denied that he knows the businessman who filed a cyberlibel case against Rappler  Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa.

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Ressa was arrested on Wednesday inside the news agency’s office over a case filed by Wilfredo Keng, who was the subject of Rappler’s article titled “CJ using SUVs of a controversial businessman” published in 2012.

The CJ referred to in the story was then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, who was undergoing an impeachment trial.

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Keng had denied the allegation.

“Hindi ko kilala iyang si Keng (I do not know Keng). Frankly I do not know him or what prompted him to file a case,” Duterte told reporters at the sidelines of the campaign sortie of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan here in Bulacan.

Rappler has been critical of the Duterte administration.

Ressa was released on Thursday after posting bail. /gsg

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TAGS: cyberlibel, Maria Ressa, President Rodrigo Duterte, Rappler, Wilfredo Keng
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