Rappler CEO Ressa and Santos, convicted of cyber libel

DAVAO CITY — TIME Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year awardee and a former researcher-writer Rey Santos, Jr. were handed the first verdict on the many court cases lodged against Rappler. Manila RTC Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa convicted Maria Ressa and Santos, Jr. of cyber libel, and sentenced them to jail for 6 months and …