When I heard the news about the killing of Atty. Alioden D. Dalaig of the Commission on Elections last Saturday, my first reaction was revulsion at how killers in the Philippines continue to be so brazen. More than 800 activists and journalists have been killed since the start of the Arroyo administration in 2001. The… Continue reading Alioden Dalaig, 63
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The Families of Desaparecidos for Justice (DESAPARECIDOS) condemned the disappearance of Jonas Joseph Burgos and Melisa Reyes, on April 28, in Quezon City. Burgos, or Jay-Jay, 38, son of press freedom icon Jose “Joe” Burgos Jr., failed to come home to his family in Tandang Sora, Quezon City on April 28. His anxious family tried… Continue reading Surface Jay-jay Burgos and His Companions!
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demands the Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo act immediately to protect media safety, following this week’s distressing news of the murder of journalist Carmelo Palacios, and attempted murder of journalist Delfin Mallari Jr. According to IFJ affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), Palacios was found dead… Continue reading IFJ Calls on Arroyo to Stop the Bloodshed
Antonio Zumel Center for Press Freedom Press Statement 18 April 2007 The Antonio Zumel Center for Press Freedom (AZCPF) strongly condemns the recent attacks on media people and journalists. The assassins want to prevent the media from bringing to the public the true state of the nation and the criminal activities being committed by those… Continue reading Bullets and Libel Suits Will Not Stop the Truth!
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines This week marks another dark period for press freedom in the Philippines, with the murder of a colleague, the attempted murder of another and a libel case filed by a governor against yet another. Carmelo Palacios, 41, field reporter of the government-run Radyo ng Bayan, was found dead… Continue reading Another Dark Period for Philippine Media