The news that "Rappler" was ordered to close is that Nobel Peace Prize winner and "Rappler" CEO Maria Ressa participated in the international conference of the American think tank "East-West Center" in Hawaii, the United States on June 28. Announced at the media conference. Hours later, the Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed the order and reiterated that, according to a 2019 ruling by the Court of Appeals, Rappler is a mass media and must be fully controlled by Filipinos
. Rappler's issuance of depositary receipts to the Omidyar Network, owned by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, to give foreign entities control is unconstitutional. In this regard, "Rappler" issued a statement saying that it is business as usual and believes that "it will not banner design be implemented immediately without court approval", so the organization will continue to operate. However, from the photos taken by various media that day at the headquarters of Rappler, it can be seen that the SEC's order to close business has affected the atmosphere of the office to some extent, and the atmosphere is depressed.
Duterte's order to suspend business before leaving office is highly targeted The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to shut down "Rappler" made most of the media and progressives unacceptable. They believe that "Rappler" was targeted because of the strict supervision of the Duterte government in the past, and the government chose to make a shutdown order before leaving office, which is meaningful and highly targeted. Rappler reporter Jules Guiang tweeted: "The Duterte administration has paved the way for the Marcos administration by cracking down on independent media. The media is not PR and it is not the enemy of the state. We put the facts Bring it to people and let them make an informed decision.”