An initiative calling Congress to investigate the news portal Rappler for possible violation of the constitution is making the rounds online.
The informal move is the brainchild of Dr. Antonio Contreras, a political science professor of de La Salle University.
On his Facebook post, Dr. Contreras sounded the alarm bell in light of the information shared by Sass Rogando Sasot that has been circulating online about the involvement of one of the foreign owners of Rappler in the political upheaval in Ukraine in recent years.
DEAR CONGRESS. INVESTIGATE RAPPLER NOW!
Omidyar investing in Rappler deserves a full-blown Congressional Inquiry not only because there is a Constitutional prohibition against foreign capital in media. More dangerously is that, Omidyar co-funded Revolutionary groups that led to regime change in Ukraine.
“Together with USAID, they funded the activities of pro-regime change NGOs whose strategies are almost similar with the tactics employed by Rappler and the yellows,” Dr. Contreras confided to his Facebook followers. Check his post here.
Meanwhile, blogger and Netherland-based Sass Rogando Sasot spilled the beans about Omidyar previously.
WHY WE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT OMIDYAR, RAPPLER’S INVESTOR
His role in co-funding Ukraine revolution groups with US government.
“Omidyar working hand-in-glove with US foreign policy agencies to interfere in foreign governments, co-financing regime change with well-known arms of the American empire..”
In fairness to Mocha Uson, she was one of the firsts to mention the involvement of the CIA via Rappler on her Facebook post on October 12, 2016.
On October 13, 2016, Mocha Uson made a follow-up post in regard to the CIA connection of Rappler.
Sinabi na eh. Dami na nag tataka sa funding ng RAPPLER. Saan DAW nanggagaling? Some say sa foreign investor DAW (which is bawal sa batas) some say sa CIA daw. Sa kagagamit nila ng ALLEGEDLY bumalik tuloy sa kanila. Check the link here.
According to the Cory Aquino 1986 Constitution, ARTICLE XVI GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 11:
Section 11. (1) The ownership and management of mass media shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines, or to corporations, cooperatives or associations, wholly-owned and managed by such citizens.
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