MANILA, Philippines — The Manila court handling the government’s cyberlibel charge against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and ex-researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. deferred the arraignment on the said case. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 deferred the arraignment of Ressa and Santos as the accused set they would file an appeal on the court’s dismissal of her motion to quash. Lawyer Joseph Banguis, counsel for private complainant Wilfredo Keng, said the court set the arraignment on May 17. Ressa’s camp is set to file a motion for reconsideration on the court’s April 12 ruling that junked her motion to quash due to lack of merit. This is a developing story.
Source: Philippine Star April 16, 2019 01:18 UTC