Road Safety fellowship for journalists

The 2015 World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety estimates 10,379 fatalities in the country a year, half of them motorcycle riders, followed by pedestrians. That’s more than 10,000 families deprived of a father, a mother, a brother, a sister or a member of the family, many of them were breadwinners caused by […]

January 30, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Media, Road Safety  No Comments

Gems from Amanpour speech Filipino journalists can identify with

CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour has been awarded the Committee to Project Journalists’ Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.” In her acceptance speech Tuesday night, she urged media to hold firm to the basic values of journalism: “As a profession, let’s fight for what is […]

November 24, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media  One Comment

Why reporters are persistent in press conferences

In press conferences, there are times when reporters are persistent with their questioning, annoying the official especially if it’s on a topic that he wants to buried. A reporter’s persistence is not for persistence’s sake. It is not caprice. A reporter pursues a subject to clarify so that he or she can give the public […]

June 6, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media  2 Comments

Always be responsible: challenge to media of increased public trust

The PDAF and DAP scandals have a lot to do with the increase in the trust of the people on media, the decline of the same for the government and continued distrust for non-government organizations. The 2014 Philippine Trust Index conducted by EON showed that media is third most trusted institution with 33 percent, up […]

November 3, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media, surveys  4 Comments

We will sorely miss Joe Pavia

Our condolence to the family of Joe Pavia, a fellow advocate of press freedom. Jose has been sick for quite some time but he was always with us, even in rallies, calling for justice for journalists who were killed in the Nov 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Joe, as everybody calls him, passed away early morning of […]

April 19, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media  4 Comments

Finally, E.O on communications group released

Finally, Executive Order No. 4 was released yesterday “reorganizing and renaming the office of the press secretary as the presidential communications operations office; creating the presidential communications development and strategic planning office; and for other purposes.” Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma heads the Presidential Communications Operations (PCO). Secretary Ramon “Ricky” Carandang is Presidential Communications Development and […]

August 10, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance, Media  6 Comments

It’s Carandang and Coloma

It looks like a compromise arrangement. Good luck! From ABS-CBN: President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has finally formed his communications group, according to ABS-CBN sources. Former Presidential Management Staff chief Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, who served under President Cory Aquino’s administration, is set to handle media operations. Former ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) news anchor Ricky Carandang, […]

July 11, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Media  25 Comments

Bawal mapikon

Sa gitna ng maliit lang naman na gulo sa media ng ilang gabinete ni Pangulong Aquino, dapat lang natin purihin ang pagbabalik ng pagkabukas ng bagong pamahalaan sa media na nawala ng panahon ni Gloria Arroyo. Ang gaan-gaan ng pakiramdam na hindi ka makikipag-away papunta palang sa coverage. Natural lang na may kunting girian sa […]

July 6, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Media  17 Comments

Not forgetting the Maguindanao massacre

Tomorrow,Sunday,will be the sixth month of the Maguindanao massacre that claimed the lives of at least 57 people, 30 of them journalists. Justice still eludes the victims and their families. The perpetrators of the heinous crime, members of the powerful Ampatuan family, are in jail but attempts to evade accountability persist. To maintain the momentum […]

May 22, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre, Media  13 Comments

SC junks Mike Arroyo petition vs. journalists

The Supreme Court has junked a petition filed by Jose Miguel Arroyo,husband of Gloria Arroyo, which sought to dismiss the damage suit filed against him by a group of journalists whom he hauled to court for libel. In a minute resolution, the Supreme Court ruled that the Court of Appeals did not commit a reversible […]

May 14, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Media  15 Comments