The cry of press freedom

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 09/20/2021

Many have already written about Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos, a piece of historical whitewashing in the guise of banal conversation. Prominent figures have come to the defense of Gonzaga’s freedom to interview whoever she wants…

FACES OF CEBU: RC Dalaguit-De Vela, radio anchor/reporter

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Journalists face daily challenges just to provide factual and truthful news to the public as the professional and personal lives of reporters often intertwine in the vocation of truth-finding. From September 22 to…

Cebu media receive health kits from CCC

PR 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In appreciation of their contributions in the fight against COVID-19, Carmen Copper Corporation (CCC) honored the media practitioners in Cebu by distributing health kits to 175 journalists coming from the different media outfits.…

Bukidnon town police logic: If you fight for press freedom, you’re communist or terrorist

Jigger J. Jerusalem - @inquirerdotnet 07/17/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY——-The police are at it again. The police station of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon province has put out an infographic on Thursday (July 16) that depicts people who campaign for press freedom and the…

ABS-CBN vows comeback after being shut down by government

Miguel R. Camus, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 05/06/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN shut down on Tuesday evening its radio and television operations nationwide in compliance with an order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), which had turned its back on a commitment it made…

‘Vindictive’ Duterte ‘hellbent’ to shut down ABS-CBN, says NUJP

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 02/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The quo warranto petition against broadcast firm ABS-CBN is proof that President Rodrigo Duterte is exhausting all possible means to close down the media outfit, a group said on Monday. According to the National…

House bill wants ‘porn’ tag on tabloids with sexual stories, images

Pathricia Ann V. Roxas - INQUIRER.net 09/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo has filed a bill that would classify tabloids containing sexual stories and images as pornographic or x-rated. House Bill No. 4733, or the proposed “National Restriction on Tabloids Act,” seeks…

July 25 is National Campus Press Freedom Day

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 09/10/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law declaring July 25 each year as National Campus Press Freedom Day. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11440 on August 28, a copy of which was released to…

Andanar: Press freedom should not be abused

06/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Freedom of the press should not be abused, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said during the Press Freedom Caravan in Tokyo. “Freedom and responsibility are the words in my equation, precisely because we are Asian.…

A celebration of truth and courage

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/18/2018

CEBU PRESS FREEDOM WEEK In the wake of fake news proliferating on social media and a pervading lack of public trust even in legitimate news reports, is it still relevant to celebrate press freedom? The question arose…

Press freedom is not one way

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 01/23/2018

As a former reporter and now opinion writer and journalism professor, I can say without blinking an eye that I am for a free press. However, the freedom that we dearly love and are willing to die…

Former Miss KBP shot dead

Benjie B. Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 09/21/2017

A former Miss KBP was found dead inside her house in Barangay Busay, Cebu City early morning on Thursday, September 21. Maxi Bolongaita, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to her chest. SPO2 Rommel Bangcog of Cebu City…

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