“It’s a bad call by the PDI management, a setback for press freedom and a sad day for Philippine journalism.”
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“Resistance is not futile, but vital to preserving democracy.”
“Management has the capacity to grant the Union’s proposal. The issue now is the Management’s willingness to grant the rank-and-file employees’ reasonable and affordable package proposal.”
I must admit that after reading the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s headline “Filipino of the Year: Aquino Rocks,” my initial reaction was, “What the f—k?!” But I told myself to read the story first. The country’s leading newspaper might just surprise me.
By GILL H. BOEHRINGER
By seeking to convince its readers that the effects of Ondoy were “felt equally by rich and poor” and that it was a “great equalizer,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the most influential newspaper in the Philippines, was attempting to bolster the view that the Filipino class system had nothing to do with the disaster, and that the lives of all Filipinos are shaped by the same forces of nature, even by fate or by God.