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NUJP submits 200K signatures in support of ABS-CBN franchise

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines submitted to Congress a list of 200,000 petitioners, gathered through actual signature gathering and a petition, to push for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise.

AMARC condemns the arrest of broadcaster Frenchie Mae Cumpio of the Philippines

International radio broadcasters' association AMARC Asia-Pacific condemned the arrest of Tacloban radio broadcaster Frenchie Mae Cumpio, who had been under surveillance and had been tagged a "ranking NPA member" by the military.

Students protest against arrest of activists in Visayas

Students from UP Baguio protested the crackdown on progressive groups after the recent arrest against five activists, including a journalist, in Eastern Visayas.

Journalist, activists arrested in Tacloban City

An Eastern Visayas journalist and broadcaster and four other human rights activists were arrested in Tacloban City, days after news outfit Eastern Vista received reports of surveillance by suspected military assets.

Media decry red-tagging of colleague by Baguio police

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines-Baguio Benguet Chapterand the People's Alternative Media Network decried the red-tagging of their colleague by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).

On the PROCOR Command Journal red-tagging groups, and individuals as CFO personalities

By NUJP The National Union of Journalists of the Philippine-Baguio Benguet condemns the inclusion of our colleague Sherwin...

Baguio media elect new officers

The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, the largest media organization in the city, elected its new officers for the year 2020 last January 25.

Support ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, defend press freedom

The People’s Alternative Media Network expressed full support to ABS-CBN’s renewal of franchise, which is set to expire in March.

December 19 and the quest for justice

A decade has indeed passed but the conditions that led to the Ampatuan massacre remain: political dynasties and patronage are still alive, paramilitary groups have not been dismantled, and the Ampatuans’ collusion with the administration — Arroyo then and Duterte now — still persists.

Ampatuan Massacre promulgation of verdict will be broadcast live – SC

The High Court allowed two People’s Television cameras which other media outfits could hook into and limited number of reporters ho would not be allowed to bring their own cameras, smart phones and other video and audio recording equipment inside the courtroom.

Groups demand justice for victims of Ampatuan Massacre

Members of the Baguio City media community together with local writers and artists demanded the conviction of the suspects for the Ampatuan Massacre during the 10th anniversary commemoration of the single deadliest attack against journalists in the world.



Underscoring the role of the church in pursuing just and lasting peace

During the founding assembly of One Faith, One Nation, One Voice Cordillera in Baguio City, Anglican Bishop Rex Reyes underlined the important role of the church in pursuing peace based on justice amid the heightened attacks against the people and hostilities between the revolutionary forces and the government.



Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco

Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves.