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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists


The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace assailed over comment on journalist killings

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday assailed Malacañang for downplaying the killing of journalists in the Philippines, noting that yet another broadcast journalist was shot dead on Friday in Bukidnon.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Awaiting justice, massacre widow endures hard life in HK


To get to their flat, one has to climb several floors on a grimy staircase.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A typhoon of a different sort

Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

These past three weeks, the world’s attention has been focused on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda, in the Eastern Visayas.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

US execs, Fil-Ams recall massacre


Carson Mayor Jim Dear yesterday (Sunday in Manila) cited the important role of journalists in society as he joined Filipino-American community and media groups at a memorial for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre at the city library here.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean journalists group backs quest for justice

Maguindanao provincial Governor Esmael Mangudadatu points at mug shots of suspects during a press conference at Camp Crame police headquarters in suburban Quezon City on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. AP

The Confederation of Asean Journalists (CAJ) on Friday threw its support behind the quest for justice for the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre, 32 of whom were media workers.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hurry Maguindanao massacre trial, int’l reporters urge

IFJ world congress

More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland, have called on President Aquino to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH a torture-risk state—AHRC official


Saying the Philippines was a “torture risk state,” an official of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has criticized the Hong Kong Immigration Department for its decision denying the claim for protection of Myrna Reblando, widow of slain Manila Bulletin correspondent Bong Reblando, one of the victims in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Features,Headlines | Read More »

HK rejects massacre widow’s plea for protection

hk immigration

Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has rejected a bid for protection made by Myrna Reblando, widow of one of the journalists slain in the Maguindanao massacre, saying it did not believe she would be tortured should she return to the Philippines.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l watchdog to keep keen eye on PH rights cases


An international human rights watchdog said it would monitor the new “superbody” President Benigno Aquino III has created to investigate and monitor high-profile rights abuse cases “to see whether it results in prompt and serious action against abusers or is just more government smoke and mirrors.”

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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