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Journalist is China’s ‘most dangerous woman’

FEARLESS CHINESE President Aquino applauds 2014 Ramon Magsaysay awardee investigative journalist Hu Shuli of China during ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on Sunday. AP

Whoever said journalists can’t do a good job in China clearly hasn’t met Hu Shuli and the growing number of her colleagues dedicated to “shedding light on the unseen and lending a voice to the unheard.”

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A journalist’s 24-year journey

ALABASTRO, with wife Tess, receiving a citation during  2006 Independence Day celebrations with Sen. Juan Flavier as chief guest at the time and then Philippine Ambassador Enrique Zaldivar

An order to print wedding invitations at a colleague’s printing press along Avenida Rizal, Sta. Cruz, Manila, 24 years ago landed me an editing job in Brunei, where I am now the longest serving Filipino journalist.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »


Peace, journalism and the Coronel sisters


Peace and journalism were in the spotlight last week with news involving two Filipino women.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Community journalists win Phil-Am Press Club awards

Esther Misa Chavez hands Torchbearer award for Consul General Marciano Paynor Jr. to Mrs. Teresita Paynor. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ GARY DE GUZMAN

The second annual Plaridel Awards in journalism honored outstanding reporters and commentators from various Filipino American news media at a gala dinner on Friday, October 19.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Media killings still ‘major concern’

Elisabetta Polenghi, younger sister of Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi, gives a Thai way 'Wai" to express thanks in front of Thai media in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 29, 2013, after the court had found that Polenghi, killed while covering the military’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand’s capital three years ago, was shot by a high-velocity bullet like those issued to soldiers. Journalism remains a dangerous profession, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-Ifra) said Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  AP PHOTO/SAKCHAI LALIT

Journalism remains a dangerous profession with 54 media practitioners killed in the line of duty, including one from the Philippines, over the past year, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-Ifra) said Wednesday.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »