“Most of the children admitted they feel anger. Others said they want to take revenge. But all of them want justice and they want the rule of law to reign.”
On the seventh year of the Ampatuan Massacre, a widow of one of the victims joins a protest action held at the foot of Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge.
In a forum organized by Bulatlat, challenges to human rights reporting in the Philippines are presented by journalists Benjie Oliveros and Ilang-Ilang Quijano and Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz, a faculty member of St. Scholastica’s College.
“No, we are not saying he is lying. We are saying that, by casting such a broad assertion against media without presenting any proof, Mr. Aguirre is not only committing a serious injustice, he is endangering all journalists.”
“It is evident that whoever is behind the condemnable attacks on PCIJ seek to silence those who do not share their views on this contentious issue.”
“This is a gesture we are sure not only media but everybody who believes transparency and accountability indispensable to good governance and democracy highly appreciates.”
“Management has the capacity to grant the Union’s proposal. The issue now is the Management’s willingness to grant the rank-and-file employees’ reasonable and affordable package proposal.”
The NUJP called on the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately look into the likely involvement of police officers in the recent attacks against journalists in Surigao and Digos, especially in the spirit of Director General Ronald dela Rosa’s vow that his leadership will be “relentless in internal cleansing efforts.”
Under Aquino, 39 journalists have been gunned down.
“We sincerely hope you will break this chain of apathy that continues to strengthen the culture of impunity in the country, so that our fallen colleagues and all other victims of crimes will finally begin to get justice.”
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”