CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela — Journalists in Isabela and Cagayan provinces organize local chapters of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) here and in Tuguegarao City this March 7 and 8, respectively.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet chapter joins other media organizations, writers, artists and freedom loving Filipinos all over the country in staging the first Black Friday Protest in defense of press freedom, freedom of expression and all other human rights that are now being attacked and threatened by government that is supposed to uphold and protect these.
We, collegiate press in Cagayan Valley, worry on the recent revocation of the registration of an online media entity Rappler to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). This action by the Duterte administration shows its distress to decrease government criticisms.
Most of my life was spent with the local press and even if the members of the local press were so superlatively drunk and opinionated, they are the members of my community. This is except for those who claim to be press but are paid hacks and intel stooges.
DAVAO CITY — Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate challenged journalists to “take the viewpoint and standpoint for truth and fairness for the people” amid the continuing threats to press freedom and media practitioners.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa immediately rescind what is clearly an illegal order to withhold spot reports from media.
No, Mr. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, we the media will not be the scapegoats as you try to weasel your way out of your latest bout of foot-in-mouth disease.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines views with concern the statements of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte against broadcaster Dodong Solis of Radyo ni Juan.
BAGUIO CITY — In memory of their colleagues who have gone before them, members of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters’ Club (BCBC) and the families of the departed planted pine tree saplings at the Busol watershed on February 13.
We strongly condemn the murder of Mr. Mario Contaoi, an educator, radio commentator and environmental advocate. We grieve with his family, friends and colleagues. We are appalled that despite the promise of change by this administration, murder with impunity remains to be a trend. While the assailant’s motive(s) remains unclear, the authorities must not discount his previous stint as radio commentator and his sharp commentaries on environmental issues as possible reasons for his murder.
BAGUIO CITY — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned the murder of Larry Que, publisher of Catanduanes News Now, and challenged the Presidential Task Force on Violations to the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Members of the Media to immediately solve his killing.
QUEZON CITY — “Reporting our stories and issues is amplifying our voices from the ground to the national and even to the international level. This, albeit the various kinds of reports in print, radio, tv and social media, is giving importance to the voices of indigenous peoples in the communities who are marginalized and continuously attacked by state forces and paramilitary groups,” said Piya Macliing Malayao, Secretary General of Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Katribu).