Viable, diverse, stable and safe – is this really too much for media to ask?

Viability, diversity, stability and safety are essential ingredients of any healthy information eco-system. How many media persons worldwide can say yes to all four? How far are individual professionals, news organizations, and the industry as a whole from achieving these? And at this time of global anxiety, economic turmoil, and future uncertainty, is it crazy …

Newsline.ph holds technical writing and mobile journalism training

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — In order to deliver a quality, accurate and timely story, the NewsLine Philippines conducted a three-day Technical Writing and Mobile Journalism training to its news correspondents on March  26 to 28, 2021 at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort, located at Baungon town in the province of Bukidnon. The training was participated …

PRRD calls on gov’t media to empower public

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has called on the government’s communication entities to help keep the people empowered through unbiased, truthful, and credible reportage. President Duterte made the call in a video message during the opening of the Mindanao Media Hub (MMH) on Thursday here. Duterte said the state-of-the-art media facility’s launch was another big …

Journalists must be prioritized in vaccination: Go

DAVAO CITY – Media practitioners should be considered part of the priority groups for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go said Thursday. In an interview on the sidelines of the distribution of assistance to fisherfolk in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS), Go underscored media’s role in informing the public about …

Maguindanao Massacre: PTFOMS says it is resolved but NUJP says otherwise

COTABATO CITY – The brutal killing of 32 journalists in the bloody Maguindanao Massacre is considered closed before the eyes o the Presidential Task Forces on Media Security (PTFoMS) but not before the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP). Undersecretary Joel Egco, executive secretary of PTFoMS said the case was considered closed last …

Veteran journalist Malu Cadeliña-Manar succumbs to cardiac arrest

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Veteran print and broadcast journalist Malu Cadeliña-Manar “writes 30” Sunday night.  She succumbed to cardiac arrest Sunday night.  She was 52-years-old. She was rushed to Kidapawan Medical Specialist Hospital after complaining of breast pain but breathed her last at about 6:30 late afternoon. Manar was a public affairs anchorperson of Ronda FM …

Dipolog Court dimisses cyber-libel case filed against Ozamiz Councilor

DIPOLOG CITY — The Office of the City Prosecutor of Dipolog City has junked the Cyber Libel case filed by Atty. Rey Obnimaga, Jr. and Atty. Emerald Pancho of Dipolog City against Ozamiz City Councilor Roland “Dinky” Suizo, Jr. and social media practitioner Wedelino “Weeda” Callora.  The complainants, lawyers of some party defendants in an …

5 GenSan media workers contract coronavirus

DAVAO CITY — A total of five media practitioners working with Brigada News based in General Santos City were tested positive for Covid-19, which prompted the management to immediately implement massive disinfection of their building. In a statement posted on Tuesday, September 22, the management revealed they commissioned a Davao-Based diagnostic firm to conduct Real-Time Reverse …

UNESCO classifies Ampatuan massacre case as “resolved “

DAVAO CITY —— The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially classified the Ampatuan massacre as “resolved” as it said the justice system of the country is working to protect the welfare of the working press. In a letter, Moez Chackchouk, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, announced this in his letter …