Entertainment Web site Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) branded as an “affront to press freedom” the cease-and-desist letter sent by the camp of Annabelle Rama in connection with its coverage of her son and talent, Richard Gutierrez.
“There is no other way to say it. This is an affront to free press. It is cavalier about free speech. It totally misrepresents the nature of public figures and it is dismissive of public’s right to know,” PEP’s editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon wrote in an article uploaded on PEP Saturday.