The Presidential relative has unleashed new tirades against the journalist.
Former Nayong Pilipino executive director Fema Duterte recently shared her thoughts on administration critic Maria Ressa. On her Facebook, the Politiko called the journalist an “idiot” for saying that reporting in the Philippines is worse than any war zone.
“Ma’am, are there bombs dropping around you? Do you have any rationing of food, water, electricity or other commodities?”,
She also asked Ms. Ressa to stop “spreading fake news aimed at discrediting this administration”, further claiming that a vast majority of the Filipino people say they feel much safer.
Ms. Ressa is the head of Rappler news site, and had been arrested and charged with libel and tax evasion. She was interviewed by CBS News where we made the remarks discussed by Ms. Duterte.