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Rappler addresses ethics complaint filed versus its 3 reporters; tells complainant "Gising teh! Basa basa pag may time"

After 52 years, Rappler has finally addressed the ethics complaint filed against its reporters Chay F. Hofileña, Paige Occeñola, and Pia Ranada Robles for their article "Inside Martin Andanar's man cave," in which Duterte leaning political bloggers Sass Rogando Sasot and Thinking Pinoy were mentioned and accused of under the payroll of Secretary Martin Andanar.

This is a grave accusation considering the reach of Rappler. It's like De Lima saying "summary executions are state sponsored, but I don't have proof on that at this point."

Read what Sass had to say about this recent development:
Rappler said that they found no basis in my ethics complaint. Oh dear Lord. Ang sabi ng Rappler, they would get our side - Thinking Pinoy - TP and I -- if the story they wrote was about us! Tangina. Hindi ba about us iyong article? As in hindi kami binanggit doon at inakusahan? LOL. #AlternativeFact of Rappler

Let me repeat the BASIS of my ethics complaint.

I would like to file an ethics complaint against Chay F. Hofileña, Paige Occeñola, and Pia Ranada Robles regarding their recent article, "Inside Martin Andanar's man cave."

In that article, they wrote:

"It was Sasot who first posted about #LeniLeaks on Twitter in the evening of January 5. She followed up with a Facebook post afternoon of January 6, detailing the message of United States-based Loida Nicolas Lewis in a Yahoogroup about how to defend the Vice President from criticism and defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos: “The only way to fight this evil plot to unseat Vice President Leni Robredo is to ask Duterte to Resign.”
It was also Sasot who recently equated the punishment of fake news with the punishment of people who write fiction, generating a wave of criticism and negative reactions. Faraway in The Netherlands, she openly cursed Rappler’s Palace reporter Pia Ranada for her story on #LeniLeaks. Sasot’s post has since been taken down."

Although Rappler is not a member of Philippine Press Institute, I do believe that your journalists do observe their Journalists' Code of Ethics. Accordingly, journalists

"must be exerted to make stories fair, accurate and balanced. Getting the other side is a must, especially for the most sensitive and critical stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later."

Hofileña, Occeñola, and Robles report is not fair, accurate, and balanced.
krissia luchansky
First of all, I didn't not say that it was Loida Nicolas Lewis who sent the email that contains the social media strategy of the Office of the Vice President instructing their supporters to launch a counter-attack against what the OVP called "troll influencers," which includes me. The person who emailed that is Imelda Nicolas and she got it from a certain Pete Silve. Here's the cache of that exact email: http://archive.is/NTcW0.

Second, Hofileña, Occeñola, and Robles wrote that I cursed at Robles, but they didn't write why I did that. I cursed Robles because of her inaccurate reporting last January 9, where she said that pro-Duterte bloggers, which in her article included me, concluded from the #LeniLeaks emails that ""the Vice President was conniving with plotters to oust the President." I didn't say that at all. And Robles didn't issue an erratum to clarify what happened. That is, of course, an ethical valuation, as the Journalists Code of Ethics clearly says, journalists who

commit errors of fact or impression...must acknowledge this on print, and promptly issue a clarification.

And third, Hofileña, Occeñola, and Robles have not consulted me to get my side at all. I am not an anonymous person. They could have contacted me to get my views so that they could present a fair, accurate, and balanced report.
You can see the original post on Sass' Facebook page HERE.
Rappler addresses ethics complaint filed versus its 3 reporters; tells complainant "Gising teh! Basa basa pag may time" Rappler addresses ethics complaint filed versus its 3 reporters; tells complainant "Gising teh! Basa basa pag may time" Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 6:49:00 AM Rating: 5

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