Part 1 of two parts
Exclusive by Raïssa Robles
This is the first discovery I made after investigating the fund issue over the #palitbise rally extensively. In the course of the investigation I interviewed several people, including organizer Jimmy Bondoc.
The two other discoveries are:
First, during a press conference held on the #palitbise rally on March 23, 2017, Jimmy Bondoc’s group hid from the press the fact that the organizers were actually raising money for the rally through the crowdfunding platform, Gava Gives.
Second, during another press conference on March 28, 2017, organizers casually gave reporters payoffs amounting to P1,500 each – amounts which Jimmy Bondoc called “gas money”. [read more]