READ: Cory Aquino's direct attack on press freedom

Popular blog Thinking Pinoy recently released an article stating how former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino also attacked the Philippine Press Freedom the time when she was alive and still the president of the country.
Former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino  / Photo from c-span

The issue about violating press freedom immediately followed after people, along with the Liberal Party, criticized the Duterte administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission for revoking the license to operate of online news platform, Rappler.

In the post, Thinking Thinking said that people did not understand that the revocation of Rappler’s license to operate was not because the administration wanted to silence the media, but because the news agency violated a section of the Constitution.

Thinking Pinoy said that in 1987, during the coup d’etat, Philippine Star columnist Luis Beltran was sued by Aquino for defamation.

The report stated that Aquino “hid under her bed” during the coup - something that the Aquino camp fought to be considered a defamation against the president.

Beltran was sound guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison in 1992, along with paying P2 million for damages done.

The revocation on the other hand by the SEC, was not a violation of freedom of the press, according to Thinking Pinoy, but rather, a rightful act because of the Constitutional violation the company committed.


READ: Cory Aquino's direct attack on press freedom  READ: Cory Aquino's direct attack on press freedom Reviewed by Nathan Singson on August 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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