UNESCO Director-General urges investigation into assassination of journalist Dennis Denora

Paris, 03 July—Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, today condemned the killing of journalist Dennis Denora, urging the authorities make sure that this crime does not go unpunished. “I condemn the murder of Dennis Denora,” said the Director-General. “It is essential for freedom of expression and press freedom, for democracy and rule of law, that the …

Andanar sorry for ‘Winston’ gaffe, vows stricter vetting rules

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday apologized to Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian anew for one of his agency’s press releases that got the lawmaker’s name wrong. In the June 13, 2018 press release of the PCOO titled “President Duterte commits to provide quality and affordable education to all,” the …

Journalist killing caught on video, authorities tracking four persons of interest

DAVAO CITY (June 18) — The killing of veteran journalist and newspaper publisher Dennis Denora was caught and  recorded in a dash cam video. The  Task Force Denora is now  tracking the four persons of interest in the killing. A highly placed Newsline.ph source revealed,  a private individual submitted a dashcam video,  to police authorities,  …

Go asks PNP and CIDG solve journalist killing

DAVAO CITY (June 17) — Special Assistant to the  President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is asking the provincial commands of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to hasten the investigation over the death of  veteran journalist Dennis Denora  and  arrest the perpetrators. “I am asking the PNP director …

P1.2-M bounty for Davao Journalist killers

PANABO CITY (June 16) — Friends of slain journalist Dennis Salvador  Denora set up P1.2-million bounty for the identification and capture of the suspects behind his  death. “His friends, former Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, Congressman Antonio Floirendo and well meaning citizens,  contributed to set up the bounty for the identification and capture of his killers,” …

Speaker Alvarez denies hand in journalist killing, authorities create Task Force Denora

DAVAO CITY (June 13) — “I am a lawyer, I file cases, I don’t kill people”, this was the outright  denial of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, as speculations are rife that he had a hand in the  killing of newspaper publisher and veteran journalist  Dennis Denora. Alvarez, in an interview with Newsline.ph,    said “Why …

World’s Press Calls on Facebook to Immediately Exempt News Content from its Political Ads Policy

PORTUGAL — WAN-IFRA with six media organisations and their affiliates representing over 20,000 media publishers and professionals in over 120 countries around the world have come together to express concern over Facebook’s new advertising policy that labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive. Through its attempt to …

ABS-CBN Davao terminates a dozen employees, talents

DAVAO CITY (May 23) — Tears and uncertainty  greeted over a dozen of ABS-CBN Davao regular employees and talents Tuesday, after  they were told, their employment is only good  until   June 30, 2018. The television giant cited redundancy and digitalization,  as the reasons. Terminated employees include television and radio reporters, at least two occupy high …

Gov’t puts up P700M state of the art Media Hub in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Mindanao will soon have a state-of-the art, government-owned media hub as Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P700 million Mindanao Media Hub along Carlos P. Garcia Highway in Davao City. In an interview, Andanar said the facility will …