Contrary to Aquino’s promise, no one has been convicted yet for the brutal murder of 58 individuals, of whom 32 were journalists, on Nov. 23, 2009. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the World Press Freedom day, families of the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre issued an open letter reminding President Benigno…
“Our fight for the rights of media workers was long and winding, but we won. Sacrifices had been made, lives have been drastically changed, but we have persevered because we knew that we were on the side of justice.”
“If not for our collective action, management would not be forced to provide some of our demands.”
Under President Benigno Aquino III’s watch, 31 journalists have been murdered, bringing the total since 1986 to 171.
“Just when the company is doing better, the management wants to short change the employees.”
AlterMidya, a nationwide network of independent media organizations, denounces police intimidation and attempts to suppress information by preventing journalists from covering the aftermath of the April 1 Kidapawan massacre. The Cotabato police set up a checkpoint outside the Spottswood United Methodist Center where the protesting farmers retreated after Friday’s violent dispersal. Setting up a checkpoint…
“The point of a new CBA is to improve the wages and benefits of employees but it seems the management does not want anything better for us. If the employees are treated well, they would be more productive and the company will also benefit.”
“It is the responsibility of the Philippine National Police to ensure their safety as they do their job as journalists.”
“They were not negotiating at all are instead dictating the terms of the CBA.”
Arturo “Nonoy” Regalado, a known close aide of former Palawan governor and alleged mastermind Jose Reyes, was sentenced to reclusion perpetua.
Media censorship, media repression existed during martial law, and in 2012, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. authored the Cybercrime Law.