Philippines to charge news site Rappler with tax evasion, SE Asia

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine prosecutors said on Friday (Nov 9) 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.. Read more at

(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  |

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.

'Di nga nagbayad! DOJ finds probable cause to indict Rappler, Maria Ressa for tax evasion

News website Rappler and its president Maria Ressa faces indictment over the at least P108 million in taxes owed to the government.