May 23, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, May 8th, 2015

GMA-7 talents sustain fight for labor rights

Bowe Cabaluna, TAG president, sums up their one-year old struggle as “masayang mahirap” (happy but difficult).

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

World Press Freedom Day | ‘Walang tunay na kalayaan kung sikmura’y kumakalam’

MANILA – Filipino journalists marked the World Press Freedom Day, May 6, with the theme “Walang tunay na kalayaan kung sikmura’y kumakalam” (No real freedom if the stomach is growling). Journalists and media workers gathered for a...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Pooled editorial | Organize, organize!

Not only the lives and livelihood of journalists and media workers are at stake here but also press freedom. What kind of journalism can we expect from media organizations that treat news as a commodity, their workers...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Online journo nabbed for libel

“This is an attack on the rights of Elmer James Bandol and on the freedom of the press.”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Groups slam Aquino administration for failure to protect journalists

"The continued failure of the government to arrest, prosecute and convict the perpetrators is indicative of how little, if any at all, importance that the Aquino administration is making to stop this murderous rampage and...

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Dispatches: Jailing the Philippines’ elusive journalist killers

Media freedom advocates in the Philippines scored a rare victory when a court convicted an alleged gunman in the killing of broadcaster Miguel Belen.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Solons want probe on ‘labor code violations’ by GMA Network

“I could say that we don’t have the dignity of labor. People who work at GMA often jested that talents are second-class citizens.”

Friday, December 12th, 2014

It’s bleak Christmas for GMA 7 talents

SPECIAL REPORT: Talents, or those who are not considered “regular” employees by the GMA 7 management, despite years of service, do not receive their 13th month pay, a mandatory benefit under the Labor Code. Related story| New...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New contract, same ‘exploitative’ terms

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After 125 talents of the GMA Network Inc. filed a regularization case at the National Labor Relations Commission, the GMA 7 management offered a new contract and other employment options...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Talent? | How can you be considered a regular employee

Are you a talent or contractual employee despite years of service in the company? The Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center lists down the following Supreme Court rulings that might help you. According to the Supreme Court Sept. 26,...

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Pooled editorial | Fight for genuine freedom of information law

We cannot settle for a law that will make truth telling even more difficult: a bad law is worse than no law at all.

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