Spotlight on a Dictator
Ripple was hired to bring attention to the below video made by Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, for a UN meeting in Vienna. In the video, she vocally disagreed with Philippine President Duterte about his heinous extrajudicial drug war policy (in which over 7,000 people have been killed since he took office in the middle of 2016). Our efforts resulted in an exclusive Time Magazine story about the video; and then a feature follow up story with a Q & A with Robredo. By this time, the video was getting substantial attention and was further picked up by significant media outlets in the Philippines and abroad – including CNN, Reuters, VICE, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN, The Philippine Star and many others.
The story picked up additional traction when Duterte allies threatened to impeach Robredo over the contents of the video – which has now been viewed approximately 170,000 times.