- Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested at NAIA on Friday morning
- The arrest was related to her alleged violation of the Anti-Dummy law
- Ressa arrived at the Pasig-RTC Branch 265 to post bail
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as she came from her San Francisco trip at around 7 a.m. on Friday. KAMI learned that a warrant of arrest was served against Ressa by the Pasig-RTC Branch 265 on Thursday.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Ressa was arrested for allegedly violating the Anti-Dummy Law which stemmed from a complaint filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) about the issuance of Philippine Depositary Receipts to an Indonesian company named Omidyar Network that invested to Rappler.
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“I have done nothing wrong, I am not a criminal, but I have been treated like a criminal,” Ressa said.
Through Twitter, Ressa expressed her thoughts with regard to her sudden arrest. She added that the act by the government was a violation of the Philippine Constitution and Bill of Rights.
According to a tweet by the ABS-CBN News, Ressa has arrived at the Pasig court to post bail.
The recent arrest is the 11th case Rappler has been facing and the 7th against Ressa since January 2018.
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