“They are vermin, narrow-minded, misbegotten souls who mistakenly believe that they can silence critical speech and thought in their desire to force people into accepting only one worldview – theirs.” — NUJP
“We find it ironic that as we journalists voice our concern about the return of a Marcosian rule, one of our colleagues, in her practice of responsible journalism, is facing censorship,” Altermidya said.
“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.”
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.”
“It is also dismaying how the NLRC has robbed the RMN Davao workers of their most potent weapon and constitutionally guaranteed right in their search for humane and just employment…”
Under President Benigno Aquino III’s watch, 31 journalists have been murdered, bringing the total since 1986 to 171.
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“The eyes of the whole world are on the Philippines because of this crime and especially because until now, there is no justice and the killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations continue.” – Nestor Burgos, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines