Authorities in the Philippines have ordered the closure of the investigative news site Radapler, founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Resa.
President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the few media outlets to criticize the government.
The BBC reports on Wednesday (June 29) that President Rodrigo Duterte will resign on Thursday (June 30).
He will be replaced by his ally Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
who won last May’s election. Surprisingly, a day before Duterte’s resignation, the country’s regulatory body ordered the closure of Radapler.
Radapler, meanwhile, said they would go to court against the regulator’s directive.
- “We reserve the right to appeal this decision of court and we will do so and we will prepare for this,” the news site said in a statement.
- Incidentally, Maria founded Radhapler in 2012. The news portal became known in the Philippines by publishing investigative news reports.
The Philippines has revoked the license of Raphael, a critic of President Duterte, for publishing “fake news”.🔱