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Hilbays urges public to stand with Rappler’s Ressa

Rappler Holdings Corporation president Maria Ressa evaded prison time when she posted a bail for an arrest warrant issued by Judge Danilo Buemio of Pasig RTC Branch 265 for violation of Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

For former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, the attack on Ressa is a clear “weaponization of the law” against the government’s critics.

“Gov’t action against the press, especially those seen as critical, is presumptively suspect,” Hilbay said.

“Stand with Maria. Stand for freedoms. Stand against government abuse,” he added.

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