Radioman killed, Mayor asked to offer P1-M bounty for suspects identification and arrest

DAVAO CITY – Dumaguete City Radio broadcaster Cornelio Pepino was killed Tuesday night after he finished his radio broadcast in DYMD. Dumaguete police have yet to identify his assailants as of press time. Vice Mayor Alan Gen Cordova and the City Council have asked Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to offer a PHP1-million reward for information leading …

Official statement of Malacañang Press Corps on the NTCs CDO against ABS-CBN

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Montesquieu The Malacañang Press Corps strongly condemns the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order that shut down broadcast company ABS-CBN as a shameless and blatant attack on press freedom. NTC’s decision …

Mindanao journalists free but threatened under ECQ, professors urge journalists to be more responsible

DAVAO CITY — Days before the world celebrated Press Freedom day on May 3, a Mindanao journalist filed his counter-affidavit before the court as she is charged cyber liber for showing a photo describing how people waited for government ration. The journalist posted photos of three plastic basins along the street early morning with a caption saying …

Unesco Statement on 2020 Press Freedom Day

We are currently facing an unprecedented health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world also represents a new challenge for the press, which was already battling smear campaigns and defamation. Today, citizens are on lockdown, eager for news like never before. And more than ever, the news must be fact-checked, verified. Because disinformation spreads …

Press group denounce unethical behavior of DavNor DILG official

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. on Sunday denounced the unethical behavior of Jeannette Palmera, the assistant provincial director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Davao del Norte. The MIPC statement reads: The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. regrets the actuation, behavior, and demeanor of Ms. …

BREAKING! Broadcaster survives ambush try

DAVAO CITY–– Radio broadcaster Pat Lucero Pacquiao survived an ambush try early this morning, October 11, Along Abad santos St, Tagum City. Pacquiao is currently serving as the Provincial Information Office (PIO) of Davao del Norte. He also owns 99.9 RPFM. Based on his live interview with MindanaoNet Balita, Pacquiao was about to leave his …

2 killed, 11 hurt in Sultan Kudarat highway mishap

COTABATO CITY — Two persons died while 11 others were injured after a passenger vehicle fell off a cliff in Kalamansig town in Sultan Kudarat province on Saturday. In a statement, the Kalamansig Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) said the victims were on their way to Balut Island, a swimming resort in Barangay …

Maguindanao massacre decision out by November: PCOO chief

MANILA — A court decision on the Maguindanao massacre may be out before its 10th anniversary in November, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday. “The court has already deemed the case as submitted for decision, and barring unforeseen circumstances, we are hoping for a decision by the third week of November,” Andanar …