The bill’s definition of fake news provides us a clue. It claims that fake news is any information that intends to sow hatred, chaos, violence or division, or seeks to blacken someone’s reputation. Intent and malice will therefore be the basis for deciding what is fake news, which in turn will lead to the prosecution of the party involved – but how does one distinguish between a false report based on an honest mistake and one maliciously spread through print, broadcasting and online?
Marjohara Tucay of Kabataan Partylist was seriously injured in a car accident on Jan. 31 in Suralah, South Cotabato province.
“A search warrant in a government prison facility is unnecessary and appears to be a flaccid attempt to make the apparent rubout ‘legal.'” — NUPL
MANILA — The Supreme Court has extended for the second time the status quo ante order (SQAO) temporarily stopping the plan to give the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos a hero’s burial. The high court has extended the SQAO until Nov. 8. The petitioners were expecting the SC to issue its decision over the petitions…
The annual people’s caravan from the regions will be here from Oct. 13 to 21.
We in the news media wish the incoming administration success in all its endeavors. As journalists and as citizens, we commit not only to do journalism right and better, but also to uphold and defend free speech, free press, free expression, and the people’s right to know.
Bulatlat is reposting stories about Communist Party of the Philippines spokespersson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal as supporters give him their highest tribute in time for the New People’s Army’s 48th Anniversary today.
Bulatlat thanks its readers for supporting and promoting journalism for the people.
Unknown to many, Filipinos taxpayers and their families are made to carry the burden of paying for various deal sweeteners included in the LRT1 concession agreement. This includes a P5-billion project startup subsidy, P105 billion in tax exemptions, revenue shortfall subsidies, and assured fare increases of up to 10.25% every two years and 5% upon completion of the LRT1 extension. These are on top of a sovereign guarantee amounting to P7,519,428,667 to be paid next year in penalties and fees. All these will be drawn out from the pockets of Ruby and us, the taxpayers and commuters – a clear mass robbery in broad daylight.
We cannot settle for a law that will make truth telling even more difficult: a bad law is worse than no law at all.
The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings of and human rights violations against journalists, activists, and other sectors.