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 …

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 …

Finally home for 183 Stranded Filipinos in Malaysia

DAVAO CITY —The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia sent home 183 Stranded Filipinos in Malaysia. The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sent off a total of 183 Filipinos stranded in Malaysia on 28 April 2020 through mass repatriation it organized with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. Ferried via a Philippine …

Defiance in time of crisis

While national and local governments impose community quarantine measures to prevent massive spread of coronavirus in the country, laborers and ordinary citizens who literally find money and food on the streets struggle to survive.

The politics of ASF

The recent spate of positive cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) has again shaken the small and  backyard piggery owners, who mostly depend on their swine to fend backhome economy and even send their children to school. The inability of the small time hog raisers to install biosecurity and other facilities to  secure their pens against airborne …