‘Sara the best candidate to protect Duterte as ICC probe looms’

‘Sara the best candidate to protect Duterte as ICC probe looms’

By A looming investigation into the drug war by the  International Criminal Court (ICC) might “solidify” Sara Duterte’s candidacy in the 2022 presidential election, a human rights campaigner said.Carlos Conde, Philippine researcher for Human Rights Watch, said the...

Philippines Communication Society elects new board

Philippines Communication Society elects new board

By VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING. Top row: Flordeliz Abanto, Maria Angelica Abad, Grace Javier Alfonso, and Elena Pernia; second row: Jim Duran, Dante Velasco, Kriztine Rosales-Viray, and Randy Jay Solis; third row: Christine Cox, Gina Lumauig, Jonalou Labor, and Edna...

‘Media owners the weak link in fight for free press’

‘Media owners the weak link in fight for free press’

The shutdown of media giant ABS-CBN has created a chilling effect especially on media owners who don’t want their business interests caught in the crossfire of Duterte’s clash with the press, journalists said in a Press Room podcast on Saturday, May 8.

‘ABS-CBN shutdown produced chilling effect’

‘ABS-CBN shutdown produced chilling effect’

Mike Navallo, head of the recently revived ABS-CBN chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, said the shutdown did not affect his work but sent a clear message to the news media: going against the administration has consequences.

Rappler CEO bags press freedom award

Rappler CEO bags press freedom award

Maria Ressa (Rappler Official Website) Maria Ressa, the head of the digital news organization Rappler, was chosen as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Unesco/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Award on Tuesday, April 27.Ressa will be honored on May 2, 2021, the...

House forms technical working group to strengthen FOI bill

House forms technical working group to strengthen FOI bill

The House Committee on Public Information has formed a technical working group (TWG) to discuss and consolidate 19 legislative measures on Freedom of Information (FOI).“These measures will seek to put in place an enabling law that will help implement the provisions of...