Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Pooled editorial on the Second anniversary of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre Referring to the extrajudicial killings that were so much a part of the past Arroyo administration, and the killing of journalists that spiked on November 23, 2009, President Benigno Aquino III declared in his 2010 State of the Nation Address (SONA) that… Continue reading Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Murder of Davao Broadcaster Is Fifth Media Killing this Year –NUJP

From the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines: Alert December 24, 2007 Murder of Davao broadcaster is fifth media killing this year Fernando “Batman” Lintuan, the first president of the Davao Sportswriters Association and broadcaster of DXGO Aksyon Radyo, was gunned down at close range at around 10 am this morning in front of… Continue reading Murder of Davao Broadcaster Is Fifth Media Killing this Year –NUJP

Time Magazine on Arroyo

Time.com–and probably its print version, too–has again featured alleged Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. A November 1 article entitled “Crisis — Again — for the Philippines’ Arroyo” by Peter Ritter discusses the various issues Arroyo faces these days. The Glorietta bombing, the bribery in Malacañang, the bishops’ call for her resignation, the ZTE broadband deal, and… Continue reading Time Magazine on Arroyo

SC Allows Live Telecast of Erap Verdict

GMANews.TV reports that “the Supreme Court had allowed the live broadcast of the Sandiganbayan’s verdict on the P4.1-billion plunder case against former President Joseph Estrada…” The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines welcomed the development, saying a contrary decision would have been against the constitutional right of access to information. The coverage the Supreme… Continue reading SC Allows Live Telecast of Erap Verdict

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NUJP Asks Sandigan to Rescind Ban on Live Coverage of Erap Promulgation

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today urged the Sandiganbayan to rescind its ban on live media coverage during the promulgation of the plunder case against deposed president Joseph Estrada. “At the very least, we ask the anti-graft court to allow pooled coverage of the proceedings,” the NUJP said in a statement.

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Malu Fernandez Quits, Apologizes

Online news sources abs-cbnNEWS.com and GMANews.tv reported that Malu Fernandez has resigned and apologized over her People Asia article that insulted the overseas filipino workers (OFWs). Anti-Malu Fernandez sentiments filled the Philippine blogosphere the past few weeks as a reaction to her controversial column “From Boracay to Greece” where she wrote that she “wanted to… Continue reading Malu Fernandez Quits, Apologizes

Media’s Sole Responsibility Is to the People –NUJP

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today reminded President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that it is the media’s duty is to report the news without any agenda. The media organization issued the statement after Arroyo invited executives of several media outfits to Malacañang to solicit their help for the last three years of… Continue reading Media’s Sole Responsibility Is to the People –NUJP

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