The NUJP called on the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately look into the likely involvement of police officers in the recent attacks against journalists in Surigao and Digos, especially in the spirit of Director General Ronald dela Rosa’s vow that his leadership will be “relentless in internal cleansing efforts.”
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Under Aquino, 39 journalists have been gunned down.
“We sincerely hope you will break this chain of apathy that continues to strengthen the culture of impunity in the country, so that our fallen colleagues and all other victims of crimes will finally begin to get justice.”
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”
Under President Benigno Aquino III’s watch, 31 journalists have been murdered, bringing the total since 1986 to 171.
Arturo “Nonoy” Regalado, a known close aide of former Palawan governor and alleged mastermind Jose Reyes, was sentenced to reclusion perpetua.
MANILA – Another journalist was shot dead in Zamboanga del Sur, the 31st media person to be killed under the Aquino administration. According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, 49, reporter of radio station dxWO Power99 FM was felled by two bullets to the chest while preparing dinner Tuesday…
“The continued failure of the government to arrest, prosecute and convict the perpetrators is indicative of how little, if any at all, importance that the Aquino administration is making to stop this murderous rampage and end the state of impunity in our country.”
Ni MARK ANGELES Kahit kasingganda pa ng beauty queen. Ilantad mo ang panginoon ng jueteng Buhay mo pa ang siyang sisingilin. Mga journo po rito sa bayan namin Kapit sa totoo ay parang kapit sa patalim. Ngunit isa-isahin man o sabay-sabay utasin Hindi malalansag ang tawag ng tungkulin. (Para kay Mei Magsino)
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Press freedom is said to be a fundamental human right and one of the foundations of democratic societies. In 2006, then UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Shashi Tharoor lamented, “The number of journalists killed in the line of duty has become a barometer for measuring press freedom.” However,…
“Deprive us not of justice.” – Edita Tiamzon, wife of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon