The reputable publication explained its reason in a message to the author:
Good afternoon, Professor,
This is Lou Gepuela of Rappler. (www.rappler.com)
We would like to publish your piece, “The Man who shot PH eagle Pamana”, under iSpeak, which is part of our civic engagement section, Move.PH.
Rappler has currently undertaken a campaign to drive awareness on this issue, and your unique perspective would help amplify the message that Pamana is a significant aspect of our national identity and heritage.
We would like to respectfully request your permission to publish your article in this regard. I may be contacted via facebook message, or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your kind consideration.
The author, who has also written PAMANA RESTS BUT NOT IN PEACE considers it his honor to have his thoughts and feelings published with Rappler.
He prays that with his confession and with Rappler’s amplification of it, the day will come when all Filipinos know: