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Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Retaliates to the Denouncement of Leni Robredo on Maria Ressa’s Arrest

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Atty. Joseph Banguis, the lawyer of Wilfredo Keng explains that his client’s case with Maria Ressa is personal and nothing to do with politics. This is after the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest and overnight detention of Ressa. The VP who faces an electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos said; “We denounce this in the strongest terms.” She implies that the government is behind such action that would force journalists to follow what they want. Banguis reminds the public that Ressa’s slight inconvenience is nothing compared to the misfortunes she caused to his client. z

YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Wilfredo Keng’s Lawyer Denies the Palace’s Hand on Maria Ressa’s Case.

The Rule of Law is Followed

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa fails to post bail Wednesday night and stays at the NBI. The Palace releases a statement on the issue. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Maria’s case is not an issue of freedom of expression. This is contrary to Robredo’s statement. She denounces the arrest. There are different reactions to the arrest here and abroad. One thing is certain that the government follows the rule of law. This is why Ressa did not escape her rightful arrest, added Panelo.

The Victim’s Side

Keng’s lawyer is aghast when loud criticisms are everywhere in the mainstream media with regards to the progress of their case since 2012. Rappler’s pronouncements on the alleged involvement of his client with the late Chief Justice Renato Corona whom the Aquino administration removes through an impeachment proceeding causes a big blow to the business of his client. His reputation is also in question when the online media implicates him with their illegal drugs stories that they vehemently deny. The threat on his life is one that exceeds all sufferrings.

A Curse from the Grave

Many believe that Corona’s death due to a heart attack during his prosecution brings a curse to the Liberal Party. Despite their media propaganda using the mainstream press networks under their control. The LP bets for the Senatorial race in 2019 remain unpopular. Worst, the ranking of the existing reelection seekers from their party continue to slide down. One example is Senator Bam Aquino’s rank down that pushes the position of Gov. Imee Marcos up.

Robredo’s Statement

Ressa is a veteran journalist and critic of President Rodrigo Du30. She was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents who served her arrest warrant in her office in Pasig City at 5m on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019. Robredo comes to the aid of the libel case defendant and said: “It’s saddening. We denounce it in the strongest terms”. It seems that the presumptive VP has shown the people that she goes to the extent of siding criminals, offenders, and unlawful people in general just to discredit the President and his allies.

Political Harassment by Leni Robredo?

Leni Robredo also said; “Today, there’s political harassment because of expressing opinions; opposing certain policies becomes an excuse for suppressing the freedom of not just members of the media but also of those who dare to speak out.” This clearly causes division in the country. The supposed second leader of the country only shows that she is not serving the people – but the entities that gave her the title regardless of the people’s will.

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Valentines Mess or Bless? The Outcome of Maria Ressa’s Hate and Bongbong Marcos’ Love

Maria Ressa
By: Elena Grace Flores

The Valentines Day arrest is a shocker to Maria Ressa, Rappler’s CEO who is famous for allegedly spreading lies against the Du30 administration through her own media propaganda that aims to destroy the political enemies of her Liberal Party enablers. She is also instrumental in blocking and minimizing the supporters of Du30, Bongbong Marcos, and Atty. Glenn Chong through Facebook. Her hate towards the non-LP patriots brings her to forge connivance with FB founder, Mark Zuckerberg. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos continues to inspire Filipinos by disclosing his own love story with wife, Liza Araneta Marcos. This is a hate-mess, love-bless scenario indeed. z

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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos: Kaming mga Ilokano ay hindi madalas magpakita ng feelings. (Pero minsan, hindi na ito mapigilan!)

The Blame Game of Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa, the CEO of online news site Rappler critical of the Duterte administration faces her arrest after office hours on Feb. 13, 2018. This is in connection with a cyber libel complaint by a businessman. Their so-called human rights advocates call the incident an act of “persecution.” Despite the fact that the case has nothing to do with the government but rather personal due to her spreading rumors about others without a legal basis just to have an edge in business, she can only blame her detractors for her misfortunes.

No Bail Recommendation

The arrest warrant did not state a bail possibility, according to Ressa’s lawyer, JJ Disini. “People should know that a line was crossed,” Ressa said. This is after she arrived at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters on Taft Avenue in Manila on the night of her arrest. However, the lawyer should know that it is a bailable offense so, Ressa may have a little inconvenience overnight at the NBI. Not in prison per se.

An Awarded Journalist Can Also be Libelous

“We are going to new lows … We should be worried,” added the Rappler CEO, who was one of those named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2018 for journalistic work. To address this, Malacañang advises Ressa to concentrate on her defense. “The case against Maria Ressa is not based on any violation of press freedom. She simply commits a crime and the court finds probable cause,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

The Case

The warrant, issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa, orders Ressa’s arrest in relation to charges under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The DOJ recommends it. They take her detention as a dramatic escalation in the legal pressure bearing down on Ressa and Rappler. The company is facing tax evasion charges that can shut it down.

Where’s the Link?

Then Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. wrote that a car that services former Chief Justice Renato Corona during his impeachment trial belongs to businessman Wilfredo Keng. Santos alleges that Keng has ties to human trafficking and drug smuggling ring. Five years after the story’s publication, Keng files a complaint against Santos, Ressa and six members of Rappler’s board of directors under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The NBI initially dismisses it since the article was published before the law was enacted. But in January 2019, the DOJ revives the charges against Ressa and Santos, as well as Rappler. It is because of the law update that can still cover the said news article in February 2014, and is therefore actionable.

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Senator Trillanes’ Piles of Libel Cases from the Binays are Proofs that he is a Habitual Liar

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Habitual liars don’t tend to acknowledge that they do lie. Since it’s not socially accepted, they’ve perfected the art of lying with a lot of practice until their lies are perceived as the truth. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is again facing another libel case in court. This is over his allegations of corruption against former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family before the 2016 elections. The lying Senator is just on bail for his temporary liberty following an arrest warrant for libel issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 142. He was charged with libel after acting Makati City Prosecutor Gilmarie Pacamara found probable cause on the allegation of dismissed Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, the son of the former VP.






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[VIDEO]: Senator Trillanes, ipinaaaresto dahil sa kasong libelo




Probable Cause

The Department of Justice or DOJ filed the case recently against Trillanes before the Makati City Regional Trial Court. This is after finding probable cause in the complaint lodged by the former vice president in September 2015. The former vice president complained about Trillanes’ several allegations against him. They include the P100 million-a-year racket involving ghost senior citizens in Makati. The Binays have been ruling the progressive city for three decades now.




Another Lie

Trillanes said he did not recall having publicly made the statements. He said that he’s also not aware of such publication on the internet. He also said the complaint had prescribed and there was undue delay in the preliminary investigation. The DOJ dismissed Trillanes’ claims. It branded the senator’s claims about the P100-million racket “clearly defamatory.”




Clearly Defamatory

“The publication shows respondent’s or Trillanes’ imputation to the complainant which is Binay of vices and defects, as well as the commission of crimes, including violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The statement is clearly defamatory based on Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code,” stated the resolution dated October 9.









Destroyed the Election FrontRunner but Neglected the Real Bet

The DOJ ruled. “Malice, in fact, is evident from the fact that the public statement was not based on established facts. Apparently, the public statement was made without regard to the truth or falsity thereof and at such a time as the complainant was consistently coming out in the surveys as the frontrunner in the May 2016 presidential election. The questioned publication being defamatory and malice being apparent, a prima facie case for libel exists.” Needless to say, even if Trillanes succeeded in maligning the Presidential frontrunner, he neglected the fiercer alternative. The fruit of Binay’s alliance with Du30 is now starting to surface for Bongbong Marcos’ return power takeover which was the common goal of the two former Presidentiables.




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