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STATEMENTS | On the possible arrest of Maria Ressa

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines warns government against pursuing plans to arrest Rappler CEO Maria Ressa saying the action will send a clear signal that the country’s democracy is fast receding under a reckless administration that cannot abide criticism and free expression and will go to ridiculous lengths to muzzle all those it does not agree with.

Baguio PNP apologize to activists over red-tagging

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) chief apologized to members of youth organizations for a post on its official social media site labeling these groups as as recruiters for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) the government claims was behind the so-called failed “Red October Plot” to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.

Ramit naipaay kadagiti mannalon ti Quirino

Naidanon dagiti ramit ti talon iti tallo a komunidad ti Quirino, Ilocos Sur. Dagiti remienta kas ti pala, barreta, gabion ken karetela ket inted dagiti Redemptorist Missionaries naggapu kadagiti deboto ti National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help idiay Baclaran, Parañaque City, Manila.

University executives complain against SM

School administrators of the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) and the University of the Cordilleras (UC) complained against the SM mall for disturbing classes, causing traffic jam and emitting foul smell during the Baguio City council session on November 26 saying that it disturbs their students.

Convergence to protect Cordillera Rice Terraces

A conference on the conservation and rehabilitation of Cordillera rice terraces organized by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) was held last November 20 to 22 at the Banaue Hotel, Banaue, Ifugao province. The conference intended to solicit commitments and support from the local and international communities in the conservation of the rice terraces in the Cordillera for food security.

Health groups give free medical service to Itogon

Doctors, nurses, medial students and other volunteers led by the Community Health Education Services and Training in the Cordillera Region (Chescore) and Medical Outreach Mission Foundation Inc. (MOMFI) and Samahang Operasyong Sagip (SOS) gave free medical services to some 95 residents of barangay Ucab, Itogon on November 24.

FROM UNDER THIS HAT | NUJP cautions solons on proposed HSA amendment

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines urges lawmakers not to be hasty in accepting a proposal to empower the Department of Information and Communication Technology to shut down social media accounts deemed “inimical to national interest” in amendments being considered to the Human Security Act of 2007, or the anti-terror law.

PNP, DILG violates freedom of expression

PNP, DILG violates freedom of expression

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said that the protests of the police about how Ang Probinsyano portrays cops, and the threat of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to file charges against the producers is a violation of the freedom of expression.

Bagong gusali para sa mababang paaralan ng Bonifacio pinasinayaan

Labis na ikinasiya ng mga mag-aaral at mga guro ng Mababang Paaralan ng Andres Bonifacio (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School o A.B.E.S) kasama ang mga magulang nang pormal na ipinagkaloob ng pamahalaan ng Lungsod ng Baguio ang isang bagong gusali noong Ika- 20, 2018 sa Bado Dangwa St., Barangay Crescencia Village.