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 …

Eastmincom, MIPC agree to condemn scare tactics and work for journalists safety

DAVAO CITY—Open communication lines, security provision for threatened journalists and condemn scare tactics from difference forces. These are among the agreed courses of action that key military officials of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and journalists representing the Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) have agreed Monday (Sept. 2), following a two-hour dialogue to tackle the …

Davao Oriental radioman nabbed for gun possession

DAVAO CITY – A radio broadcaster in Mati City, Davao Oriental was arrested by authorities on Wednesday afternoon for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. In an interview Thursday morning, Maj. Bembo Aying, officer-in-charge Mati City Police station, identified the arrested suspect as Ezperanzo Nishiguchi, a radio commentator of Sunrise FM. Aying said Nishiguchi was arrested …

Radio Anchor shot dead in Kidapawan City, PNP creates Task Force Dizon

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — A radio anchorman was shot dead by riding in tandem along the highway of Kidapawan City late Wednesday night. Police identified the broadcaster as Eduardo Dizon, commentator and husband of Brigada News FM Kidapawan station manager Madonna Dizon. Police report showed, at 10:35 p.m Wednesday, Dizon was driving his sedan …

Cotabato, ARMM journalists mourn death of colleague

COTABATO CITY – Members of the Press in  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and North Cotabato mourn the demise of a fellow journalist in a vehicular accident Monday afternoon in Matalam, North Cotabato. Manila Times provincial correspondent Mohammad “Moh” Saaduddin, 37, son-in-law of Manila Bulletin scribe Ali Macabalang, figured in a mishap along the national …

PTFoMS to ask Facebook to take down page over journo harassment

DAVAO CITY–The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said it will ask Facebook to take down Phil Leaks, a page account that has been posting threats against a Mindanao-based journalist. “We will red flag the account and ask FB to take it down,” PTFoMS Executive Director and Undersecretary Joel Egco said in text message …