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Rappler’s Ressa: ‘Oust-Duterte plot’ is admin’s way to manipulate public

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 02:51 PM April 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — “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.

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READ: Palace confirms existence of ‘Oust-Duterte plot’

Earlier, Malacañang revealed that the “Oust-Duterte” matrix published in the Manila Times was the same information that the Palace was supposed to reveal on Monday.

Ressa, however, denied the allegation, saying it has been years since she exchanged e-mails with Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files, who was also tagged in the alleged ouster plot.

“They should also get it through their heads that I do not run day to day editorial. It’s been years since Ellen and I have even emailed each other. Good God,” Ressa said in a tweet.

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The media organizations tagged in the destabilization plot were Vera Files, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), and Rappler. /ee

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