Rappler journalists act like onion-skinned cry-babies

Let us talk about Rappler. Yes, the online news site that serves up content more like a well-oiled blogsite. There is a lot to be said about a supposed media company whose writers write more about themselves than the news itself. First, the organisation found itself in hot water and is now facing possible closure […]

Women who broke the law like CJ Sereno et al should stop playing the Woman Card and face the consequences

If we are to believe members of the Opposition, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is anti-women and is targeting women in government and media who are critical of him. To demonstrate this, they created a list of women he is supposedly harassing and bullying into silence. The list includes Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, current […]

In Philippine politics, women should NOT “woman up”. They should MAN up.

“Tought leaders” of the Philippine Opposition don’t do their cause any favours by constantly playing the Woman Card whenever they feel offended. Real feminists, after all, fought hard for “gender equality”. By that, we presume, women would like to be on equal footing with men. I wonder if they really know the core essence of […]

In defense of Pia Ranada: before she can expect fairness, she needs to be fair to HERSELF

It’s not as if Pia Ranada is irreplaceable as a reporter covering Malacanang. For that matter, neither is Rappler itself, Ranada’s employer. Rappler had only been in existence since 2012 and before this “social news network” bubbled up from the Philippines’ primordial soup of pedestrian punditry, the Philippine press had already been long recognised as […]

After being a big “anti-Fake News crusader”, Rappler is now exposed as a Fake News Site!

Evidently, “social news network” Rappler can dish it out but cannot take it. After a journalistic fiasco that laid bare the abject sloppy journalism of its “reporter” Carmela Fonbuena the girls of Rappler led by top Rapplerettes Pia Ranada and Natashya Gutierrez have banded together in a big “girl power” online powow to get behind […]

Bong Go cleared of “intervention” allegations, Rappler’s crooked journalism laid bare!

As expected, the Senate hearing Monday morning yielded nothing of substance regarding the alleged “intervention” of Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go in the beleaguered Philippine Navy frigate deal with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The allegation was made in a sensational “news report” by Carmela Fonbuena published on Rappler in mid-January. In the […]

Pia Ranada’s Article on Andanar’s Foreign Trips Exemplifies Rappler’s Brand of Lazy Journalism

Do you remember the time when reporters a.k.a journalists came to press conferences after having researching and planning their line of questioning? Do you remember the time when reporters and their editors would take pains to make sure a story is accurate, fair, and balanced? I am sure there was a time when such practices […]

Harry Roque should speak in plain language to avoid confusing Filipinos

The on-going hoo-ha over certain fears that certain spokespersons would “throw hollow blocks” (or cinder blocks, a popular low-cost building material used in the Philippines) on the heads of certain noted reporters from one of the big mainstream media outlets who, in turn, is threatening legal action against certain pro-administration bloggers for suggesting such an […]