Philippines announces charges against critical news site. Manila, Nov 9 (AFP) 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.

(3rd UPDATE) The tax evasion case stems from an earlier finding that Rappler's Philippine Depositary Receipts amounted to foreign ownership, a supposed defect which the Court of Appeals said was already cured

The Philippines' justice department said on Friday it had found cause to indict online news site Rappler and its top executive for tax evasion.

DOJ OKS tax evasion case vs Rappler | Inquirer News

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of tax evasion case against online news outfit Rappler.

DOJ indicts Rappler on tax evasion charges  | Philstar.com

The Department of Justice found probably cause to indict Rappler Holdings Corporation —  the holding company of Philippine news site Rappler — its President Maria Ressa, and its independent Certified Public Accountant Noel A Baladiang, on tax evasion charges.