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By MELANIE PINLAC Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility The failure of the Benigno Aquino III administration to stop the killing of journalists and to speed up the prosecution of cases in court has disappointed journalists, press freedom defenders—and those who have been demanding justice for their slain kin. Nothing to celebrate Compared to 2011,…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has once again ranked the Philippines third in its 2012 Impunity Index. The Index ranks countries all over the world on the basis of the level of impunity, measured as a ratio to population, of the killers of journalists…

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Relatives of journalists killed in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions supported the call for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration to work faster towards the achievement of justice especially for the victims of the Ampatuan massacre. The massacre on November 23, 2009 claimed the lives of…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com For all his fiery inaugural address, President Benigno Aquino III seems to have chosen the path of indecisiveness especially on important issues such as justice, expanding democracy, human rights, and even his banner issue corruption. “Sa mga nang-api sa akin, kaya ko kayong patawarin at pinapatawad ko na kayo. Sa mga…