Wednesday 21 November 2018
Home      All news      Contact us      India
business-standard - 12 days ago

Philippines announces charges against critical news site

Philippine prosecutors said Friday they will file tax evasion charges against a news website that has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, a case the outlet branded as an intimidation effort. Rappler, which denies the allegations, is one of few Philippine media outfits openly critical of Duterte s leadership, in particular his deadly anti-narcotics crackdown. The government accuses Rappler Holdings Corp., the site s CEO Maria Ressa and its accountant of failing to pay taxes on 2015 bond sales that it alleges netted gains of 162.5 million pesos (USD 3 million). The National Prosecution Service has found probable cause to indict... for violation of the national Internal Revenue Code, the justice department said in a statement. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told AFP that state prosecutors are to file the tax evasion charges in court next week. Rappler described the case as a clear form of continuing intimidation and harassment as well as an attempt to silence reporting ...

Related news

Latest News
Hashtags:   

Philippines

 | 

announces

 | 

charges

 | 

against

 | 

critical

 | 
Most Popular (6 hours)

Most Popular (24 hours)

Most Popular (a week)

Sources