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Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy red-tags Rappler after it fact-checked some of her misleading Facebook posts. Rappler condemns Badoy’s action, saying its fact check initiative is ‘rooted in a multilevel process of verification.’

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa testifies before the Court of Tax Appeals Thursday, March 4. She and Rappler Holdings are facing 4 counts of tax evasion and failure to file accurate tax returns.

Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte acted unpresidential when he insulted her for supposedly making it appear that his government disregarded the regulatory processes for Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Malacañang affirms that vaccinations of certain government officials did not follow the vaccination priority list. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque calls these ‘breaches’ in protocol.

Lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen, a representative of dozens of activists in their petition against the controversial anti-terror law, was stabbed by masked men in Iloilo City Wednesday night, March 3.

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple will not be silent in telling their story. –