Rita Avila on Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize win: “Ang babaeng tinapakan at siniraan”

Rita Avila on Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize win: “Ang babaeng tinapakan at siniraan”

- Rita Avila has taken to social media to laud Rappler CEO Maria

- This, after the journalist received 2021 Nobel Peace Prize award along with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov

- In an Instagram post, recalled Ressa’s woes amid the current administration

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- Part of her brave post reads, “Ang babaeng tinapakan at siniraan ng Presidente pero tiningala at binigyan ng gantimpala ng mga taong nakakakita at nakaka-alam kung ano ang tama”

Rita Avila bravely took to her Instagram page to laud Rappler founder Maria Ressa on her Nobel Peace Prize win.

Rita Avila on Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize win: “Ang babaeng tinapakan at siniraan”
Maria Ressa (Photo credit: Ezra Acayan)
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On Friday, October 8, Ressa received the recognition along with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for "their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.

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In an Instagram post, Avila then acclaimed the Nobel laureate and recalled Ressa’s woes amid the current administration.

“Ang babaeng tinapakan at siniraan ng Presidente pero tiningala at binigyan ng gantimpala ng mga taong nakakakita at nakaka-alam kung ano ang tama.”
“What does it say about our President?”
“Sorry Sir, you always shame the good and honest people.”
“Ang tama sa yo ay mali. Ang mali sa yo ay tama.”
“Sir, sana po maging mabuti na kayo. Konting panahon na lang Sir.”

Maria Ressa is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the news website Rappler. She formerly worked as a lead investigative reporter for CNN in Southeast Asia. She, together with her organisation, is known to be a top critic of the Duterte administration.

Vice President Leni Robredo hailed Maria Ressa following her 2021 Nobel Peace Prize win. Robredo took to her Twitter page to congratulate the Nobel laureate.

American officials had expressed their support for Ressa after she was found "guilty” of cyber libel. Former US Senator Hillary Clinton said that Ressa was convicted for just doing her job as a journalist in the country. She added that the attack on press freedom is also an attack on democracy. National Democratic Institute chairperson Madeleine Albright also expressed her support for the Rappler CEO. Earlier, Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. were found “guilty” of cyber libel.

Source: Kami.com.ph

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