Agri Sec files cyber libel charge vs. Baguio journalist over Fb post

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary  Emmanuel Piñol filed cyber libel against Frank Cimatu, a  newsman from Baguio City over his facebook post. Piñol felt slighted with Cimatu’s post on September 24 reads “Agri sec got rish by P21-M in 6months. Bird flu pa more”,  as it implies “something” to his reputation as public servant. …

WAN-IFRA and ACOS sponsor journalist safety training in Phl

PARIS, France — With longstanding problems of terrorist insurgency and drug-related violence, journalists in the Philippines are increasingly confronted with how to cover stories while remaining safe. A combined forum and training program, held in Cebu in mid-September, addressed these issues, where nearly 50 participants attended the four-day event. Journalists in the Philippines are no …

Town vice mayor accused of mauling journalist

Surigao del Norte, Philippines — A town mayor is accused of mauling  and punching journalist in public view in the town of Pilar Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. Among those who witnessed the incident include Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial and other regional health officials and  several local officials. The journalist victim was  identified Edito …

Newsline donates school supplies, Asian journalists pencils to pupils in conflict area

MAKILALA, North Cotabato—The 148 elementary pupils  of Luis Socias Elementary School  in the village of Biangan here, received pencils from Asian journalists and school supplies from Newsline.ph on January 6, 2017. Newsline.ph publisher was among the 34 Asian journalist from seven countries who attended Digital Strengthening Media Seminar held in Kuala Lumpur last July 2016. …