Fed up after getting tagged as part Duterte’s army of paid trolls, a lawyer announced on Facebook he is filing a case against Rappler.
An enraged Atty. Bruce Rivera took to Facebook revealing his plan to file a criminal complaint against the news website company, Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada.
Rivera urged fellow social media bloggers who support Duterte to join him in filing the criminal and civil complaints against above-mentioned names and entity to teach them a lesson they have never learned because of misplaced arrogance.
Read the post below.
CALLING ALL DDS-SOCMED BLOGGERS
Since the campaign period of 2016, we have been maligned, belittled and branded as paid trolls. And we still are called trolls especially by Rappler, Maria Ressa and Pia Ranada.
I am no longer allowing myself to be abused this way. Winnie Monsod called Mocha and myself as trolls like it is a gospel truth with no hint of guilt or hesitation. They have allowed to brand us with a name so degrading it demeans even the best of us.
So this is my call to you. On August 21, 2017, I will prepare a Criminal Complaint against Rappler, Ressa and Ranada and those who will join me will sign both a criminal and civil complaint. The charges will not be announced in public so that they cannot prepare for this. I am imploring Atty. Jesus Falcis to represent them so we can see each other in court and test our abilities as lawyers. The venue will be announced later.
If President Duterte will not make them stop because it becomes an issue of freedom of speech, then we as the aggrieved parties will have a better chance because now it will be about civil liberties. And let us see who has rights that need to be protected.
Perhaps, if mainstream media cannot police their own ranks..social media will teach them lessons they have never learned because of their misplaced arrogance.
Ipapakita namin sa inyo na nagkakaisa kami para labanan kayo sa walang humpay ninyong pagmamalabis.
Please share sa hindi ko na-tag.
After reading the comments of the thread, a showdown between Rappler, Maria Ressa and Pia Ranada versus Atty. Bruce Rivera and fellow social media bloggers is in the horizon.
Source: Atty. Bruce Rivera