Ressa posts bail again

April 02, 2019
Maria Ressa

RAPPLER’S Maria Ressa last Monday posted another bail bond, this time for violation of the Securities Regulation Code before the Pasig City regional trial court.

Pasig RTC Branch 158 Judge Rowena Modesto San Pedro had issued an arrest warrant against Ressa.

The Rappler CEO posted a P126,000 bail bond for her temporary liberty.

The case stemmed from the January 2018 order of the Securities and Exchange Commission revoking the license of Rappler for violating the constitutional prohibition on foreign ownership of media.

Just recently, Ressa was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly upon her arrival from San Francisco, USA for violation of the Anti-Dummy Law.

Ressa posted a P90,000 bail bond and was immediately ordered released by Pasig City RTC Judge Acerey Pacheco of Branch 265.

The Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Ressa and several others after probable cause was established against them during preliminary investigation.

In the resolution, government prosecutors found that Rappler violated the Anti-Dummy Law for issuing Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to foreign investor Omidyar Network.