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Truth telling in Duterte land

Almost every government official has the same message whenever the birth or death anniversaries of the country’s heroes are marked: it is to remember what they did for the country, and to emulate their patriotism and devotion to the welfare and betterment of the nation. On the 121st death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, for…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat MANILA — Despite the lack of quorum and the continued opposition from media organizations, House Bill 3306 or the Right of Reply Bill (RORB) was subjected to plenary debates during the week. Rep. Bienvenido Abante Jr., chairman of the House Committee on Public Information, delivered a sponsorship speech last Monday,…

Media insists that the proposed law is “anathema to democracy” while lawmakers contend that it is a measure to counter the tendency among journalists to resort to “trial by publicity.” BY AYI MUALLAM Pinoy Press Posted by Bulatlat The debate over the Right of Reply Bill (RORB) pending in the Senate and the House of…

BY BULATLAT OZAMIZ CITY – Misamis Occidental broadcaster Ernie Rollin was shot dead early morning Monday in Oroquieta city while on his way to work in a radio station here, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines reported. His live-in partner identified only as Ligaya, who was with him when the incident happened, told…

BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat The warrant of arrest issued against Inspector Redempto Acharon, main suspect in the killing of Davao-based radio broadcaster Dennis Cuesta, was lifted by the very judge who issued it. Dennis Cuesta was shot by two motorcycle-riding gunmen on Aug. 4, 2008. His colleagues believe the attack was work-related. He died…

Members of the media paid tribute to their slain colleagues, December 10, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani. BY BULATLAT Members of the media paid tribute to their slain colleagues, December 10, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said 98 journalists have been killed since 1986,…

BY BULATLAT The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has expressed outrage at the sudden requirement by Maj. Eugene Batara, spokesman of the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), for journalists to fill up biodata forms before they can be accredited for coverage. “The biodata is not only an invasion of privacy, it is a…

BY BULATLAT A journalists’ organization has expressed concern over the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer Remigio Saladero, Jr., who is also a columnist for the online newspaper Pinoy Weekly. Saladero was arrested last Oct. 23 in his office in Antipolo City on multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder charges in his capacity, the…

BY BULATLAT A radio reporter of dxND-Notra Dame Broadcasting Corporation in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato received over the radio station’s hotline Tuesday morning threatening messages related to his reportage of alleged extortion activities of Land Transportation Office (LTO) deputized agents, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reported. The first of two messages…

Does snapping at journalists reflect culture of impunity? BY ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms from Manila) – Does snapping at journalists reflect the culture of impunity, which is the main reason for the unabated killing of not just journalists but also activists? A media organization says…