7 months Opposition congressmen slam Ressa arrest MB
By Ben Rosario Opposition congressmen decried Friday the arrest of veteran journalist Maria Ressa which they blamed for the alleged Duterte government’s lack of respect for free speech and press freedom of Filipinos. Reps. Emmi De Jesus (Gabriela Partylist); Gary Alejano (Magdalo Partylist) and Carlos Isagani Zarate (Bayan Muna) condemned in separate press statements Ressa’s arrest Friday. They were joined by the senatorial bet and former Bayan Muna Rep. Nery Colmenares and the Akbayan partylist. Philippine journalist Maria Ressa waves to photographers after posting bail outside a court building in Manila on March 29, 2019. (Photo by MARIA TAN / ... more