“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 end the state of impunity in our country.”
“The employment status of a person is defined and prescribed by law and not by what the parties say it should be.”
The decision of the National Labor Relations Commission is a vindication of the workers’ right to strike and an initial step at undermining the talent system being implemented by RMN management.
Journalists and press freedom advocates condemned what they call as “bullying” of a journalist.
“We believe in the quality of GMA’s content that makes it a leading brand; we are part of the efforts that make it so.”
Members of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) staged the work stoppage and the June 5 protest action in response to the management’s withholding of their salaries.
“We believe that even though we are a small group, we can be a formidable force that can mobilize every contractual worker in the country to stand up for labor justice.”
Blatant Censorship: House of Representatives blacklists media officers, campus journalists and activists
Altermidya expresses grave concern over the House of Representatives’ (HOR) blacklisting of at least 50 individuals including sectoral leaders and activists, a journalism professor, campus journalists, and media liaison officers of national student organizations, among others.
Bowe Cabaluna, TAG president, sums up their one-year old struggle as “masayang mahirap” (happy but difficult).
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 Press Jam at Ngongis Bar in Quezon City. Members of the Talents Association of GMA-7 (TAG) attended the…
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 as disposable currency and their audience as unthinking consumers?