Pepsi Paloma articles are now unavailable in Inquirer.
PEPSI PALOMA – The articles about the mysterious case and death of Pepsi Paloma, at the moment, “are under review and are unavailable” in the Inquirer’s site.
In a previous article, Rodel Rodis has claimed the Senate President Tito Sotto has requested the Inquirer to take down articles regarding the mysterious case and death of Pepsi Paloma.
Inquirer, on their part, has released an official statement regarding the matter and according to a follow-up report, Abelardo S. Ulanday, the editor-in-chief of the media organization, the Senate president has the right to do so.
The claims of Sotto has cited reasons that the published articles have “unverified facts” and “baseless allegations” over the mysterious case of Paloma.
Moreover, Tito Sotto even added that the articles linking him to the mysterious death of Paloma were the “original fake news”.
And now, based on a report from Rappler, the Inquirer’s articles such as “The rape of Pepsi Paloma” and “Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?” written by United States-based columnist Rodel Rodis are now inaccessible.
The original links to the articles are now redirected to the homepage of the Inquirer.
“The articles on the Pepsi Paloma case are currently under review and are unavailable at the moment,” says Inquirer.net management in a statement.
Thus, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) was saddened by the taking of those articles based on Rappler.
They have also referred that the day these articles have been taken down was “one of the darkest days in the annals of Philippine journalism.”
On Twitter, a lot of protests over the move has surfaced but some have indicated that the more action to remove about Pepsi Paloma’s case the more people will unearth it as the “internet will accordingly be never silenced”.
Check out the reactions from the Twitter below:
Pepsi Paloma was raped. She was blackmailed, she was only 14/15. I don’t care how long ago it was, but how can ya’ll live happy lives with so much money if you managed to be the reason why a woman was traumatized to death??? ?
— beyuh ?♀️ (@masterbeyyy) July 4, 2018
I think from now on when I introduce Senator Sotto into one of my blog articles, it will be like this: "Senator Sotto, who was reportedly a party to the abuse of young Pepsi Paloma . . ."
— JoeAm (@societyofhonor) July 4, 2018
Ganito ang hindi nag-iisip. Pilit ipatanggal ni Tito Sotto sa Inquirer ang mga tungkol kay Pepsi Paloma. Konti lang ang mga bumabalik sa mga nakaraang artikulo ng mga pahayagan. Sa ginawa niya, inaaraw-araw siya ngayon sa social media. Huwag patayin ang apoy gamit ang petrolyo.
— Miyako Izabel (@sejoalzir) July 4, 2018
The pull-out of articles from Inquirer is the second rape of Pepsi Paloma. We cannot have a country run by misogynist fascists!
— Pete Sengson مجاهد (@petesengson) July 4, 2018
Can you believe that three men who raped Pepsi Paloma are now known celebrities, ironically even one of them is a political figure like how crazy is that? But of course that's not the craziest part, can you belive they're walking free off charge right this moment?
— nikowl (@thenamesnics) July 4, 2018
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