SENATOR AND presidential candidate Grace Poe’s citizenship has been under scrutiny for more than a month since 2013 senatorial candidate Rizalito David filed a disqualification case against her before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on August 6 and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on August 17.
JEERS TO Manila Bulletin’s Tempo for accusing in its headline a Lumad school of being run by the New People’s Army (NPA).
CMFR/ Philippines – A group of protesters allegedly held and interrogated a photojournalist covering their protest along Iloilo Circumferential Road 1 on October 4, 2015.
A FORMER Digos city mayor filed more than 225 counts of criminal libel against an owner and broadcaster of a local radio and television station in Digos City, Davao del Sur province. The radio and television stations were also ordered to cease operations on 16 September 2015 following a complaint filed before the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
PRESIDENT AQUINO finally gave closure to the Mamasapano incident’s “alternative truth,” a controversy which the President himself publicly raised when he announced the government was probing another version of events in the SAF operation that led to the death of Malaysian bomb maker Zulkiflibin Hir alias Marwan during the Meet the Inquirer Multimedia forum on Tuesday, September 8.
The deportation to the Philippines and subsequent arrest of the alleged masterminds in the 2011 killing of broadcaster and environmental advocate Gerardo Ortega have awakened hopes that the suspected brains behind the killing of a journalist would be prosecuted. If government acts promptly, the recent arrest of former Reyes and his brother, former Coron, Palawan Mayor Mario Reyes presents an opportunity for the Aquino administration to show political will to stop the killings of journalists.
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship; 2015 UN Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards
MARTIAL LAW is now history. Why then an update, a term journalists usually use for reports that keep up with the latest developments in current events. Perhaps even history calls for assessment and reassessment, as American historian, Glenn May, describes in his book “A Past Updated”. Unfortunately, while we have yet to write the history of Martial Law, we already need an update, a quick revise in the public mind about the meaning of those years.
THE FOI Bill is dead. We put the blame squarely on President Aquino and the leadership of the House of Representatives.