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The Czar Robredo Challenge

“Whether or not Robredo gets the administrative and budgetary support, it is apparent that the Duterte camp would want her to fail. If she succeeds, Duterte and his ilk will be put to shame.”

Activists hold tribute for slain Ilocos judge

Activists from development institutions and people’s organizations gave a tribute to Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez, who was assassinated last week, for his “impartiality and justness” in handling the case filed against their colleague.

Two Northern Luzon provinces in state of calamity

The provinces of Apayao and Cagayan in Northern Luzon were put under the state of calamity following the extreme flooding and landslides brought by Typhoon Quiel (international name ‘Nakri’) over the week.

Altermidya to PNP: Stay away from our office

Altermidya Network, alarmed at the information regarding a warrant the PNP wants served in Quezon City’s IBON Building, where they hold office, warns the PNP to “stay away from our office”.

PH 5th worst in providing justice for journalists

Since 2008, the Philippines remained among the top five countries around the world where killings of journalists are unsolved based on the World Impunity Index published annually by the freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists.

End Impunity, Free Expression!

So let those responsible for — or contemplating — violence against journalists, hear this loud and clear: long after the world’s attention may have moved on, you may think you have gotten away with murder. No. Those of us committed to fighting impunity are persistent. We do not give up. So you can never rest easy.