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UP Muslim Students Association: We call on every Iskolar ng Bayan to fight against...

Certain chat messages attributed to a fraternity have recently been circulating online. The said exchanges contain messages that sow hate on groups inside and...

THE STATE OF PHILIPPINE MEDIA: Relentless Attacks And Threats Online, On Ground,...

23 November 2018  By the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Philippine Press...

Gen. Carlito G. Galvez: Mindanao under martial law: A report to the nation

(Message of Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the Mindanao Media Forum on Peace, Martial...

Fidel V. Agcaoili: The NDFP View on the Current Situation of the GRP-NDFP Peace...

(Message of Fidel Agcaoili, chair of the peace panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to the Mindanao Media Forum on Peace,...

STATEMENT: Mr. President, we are your people too. Please, let us go home!

Mr. President, we are your people too. Please, let us go home! Not that we are not grateful for the tents provided us when we had...

STATEMENT: ‘Anyare Marawi?  Yung totoo?

Isang taon na ang nakalipas nang sabihin nyo na malaya na ang aming marawi, Pero di namin naramdaman ang sinasabing kalayaan! Isang Taon nang ipangako...

STATEMENT: Suara Bangsamoro on the 1st anniversary of the ‘liberation’ of Marawi City

Statement of Suara Bangsamoro, National Executive Council(NEC) 16 October 018 Homelessness and landlessness, the result of President Dutertes liberation of Marawi City A year after President Rodrigo...

STATEMENT: National Ulama Conference of the Philipines supports Bangsamoro Organic Law

"And help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression." (Surah al- Ma'idah 5:2) The National Ulama...

STATEMENT: Commemoraring Marcos’ Martial Law while Mindanao continues to be under one

21 September 2018 Today marks the 46thyear since the deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. issued Proclamation 1081 which put the entire Philippines under Martial...

STATEMENT: PCIJ on SAP Bong Go’s statement

WE STAND by our story and take exception to the statement of Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go that our...

STATEMENT: SAP Bong Go on PCIJ report

I find myself once again a victim of fake news and biased reporting. PCIJ is raising malicious issues against me based purely on unsubstantiated...

On Zaldy Ampatuan’s furlough, NUJP asks: Where are state prosecutors in this?

August 21, 2018 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is concerned to learn that one of the principal accused in the multiple murder...

INSIDER MEDIATORS: This is about self determination, not determination by others

(Statement of the Insider Mediators, read at the press conference of civil society organizations at the Dapitan Room of EDSA Shangrila Hotel on 17...

STATEMENT of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the BBL

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), a Mindanao-based policy center that promotes meaningful autonomy as a solution to the Mindanao conflict, has reviewed...

STATEMENT: CSOs in Lanao del Sur on BBL: We cannot afford another ‘failed experiment’

We, the leaders and members of the Civil Society Organizations in the Province of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City humbly petition the Honorable...

STATEMENT of IBP Lanao del Sur: Come up with a version most compliant with...

(Appeal of the Integrated Bar of the Phiippines-Lanao del Sur chapter to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, issued by its...

STATEMENT: LODI on Inquirer’s takedown of Pepsi Paloma stories: “A humiliating case of self-censorship ...

We in the media and arts alliance LODI express grave disappointment and alarm at the Inquirer’s decision to take down three public interest articles...

STATEMENT of NUJP on Inquirer.net’s taking down of Pepsi Paloma articles

July 4, 2018 Today, July 4, 2018, readers trying to access articles of the Inquirer.net on the rape of actress Pepsi Paloma will be redirected...

STATEMENT: Seek Peace and Pursue It

(Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform on the GRP-NDFP peace process) The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) is saddened by the latest development in...

STATEMENT of Rep. Zarate: Delay in peace talks will only serve saboteurs

(Statement of Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate on the GRP-NDF peace talks) I think that the issues raised by Sec. Dureza can...

STATEMENT of Prof. Sison: Disappointing and frustrating

(Statement of NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Ma. Sison on the rescheduling of the peace talks, issued on June 14, 2018) It is both disappointing...

STATEMENT of PAPP Dureza: “We are resetting the planned backchannel and panel meetings...

(Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on peace talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF) In our common effort to make sure that we achieve a...

Gabriela activist’s arrest shows intensifying crackdown on people’s movement in Mindanao

Barug Katungod Mindanao condemns the Duterte government’s criminalization of small entrepreneur and woman activist Nerita de Castro and using her as cover up for...

Suara Bangsamoro: “The BBL version passed by Congress is not going to answer the...

          This newly-passed BBL does not inspire hope in our hearts that we of the Bangsamoro will receive justice to set right all the injustices...

Governor Mujiv Hataman on the Passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

We welcome the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. This recent development, and the processes that have brought us to this point, had been...

Revisiting Marawi and Resisting Authoritarian Rule 

(Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw, issued on19 May 2018) May 23, 2018 marks the first year of the day the armed conflict in Marawi erupted and Martial...

Ramadhan Message of MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

With feelings of gratitude and good intentions, we are about to commence the Hoy Month of Ramadhan 1439 AH, corresponding to May 17, 2018...

Macarambon: “I maintain that asking for a re-computation is not corruption”  

(Statement of Assistant Secretary Moslemen T. Macarambon Sr. addressed to his “friends at the MRRD NECC, colleagues in the judiciary and the Presidential Anti-Corruption...

Ramadan Message of ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. The holy month of Ramadan is a time for us to renew our commitment...

Ramadan message of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

As the Holy Month of Ramadhan for Hijrah 1439 is about to start, I take this opportunity to greet the Muslims around the world...

STATEMENT of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on SC ruling

On the SC decision on the quo warranto petition against the Chief Justice The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law. The High...

FLAG STATEMENT: “Final nail in the coffin of judicial independence”

The FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP (FLAG) condemns in the strongest terms the decision of the Supreme Court granting the Solicitor General's quo warranto petition...

SERENO STATEMENT: Ang Araw na Ito

(Speech of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno after the decision granting the quo warranto petition against her. Supreme Court, May 11, 2018)  Mga kababayan, maraming...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Supreme Court’s Quo Warranto Decision

The day we’ve been fearing has arrived. The decision of the Supreme Court to grant the Quo Warranto petition against the Chief Justice is...

POOLED EDITORIAL: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

(Pooled Editorial issued on World Press Freedom Day, 03 May 2018, by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, National Union of Journalists of...

POOLED EDITORIAL: Pagpadayag sa Kamatuoran, Pagbantay  sa mga Gamhanan

(Pooled Editorial issued on World Press Freedom Day, 03 May 2018, by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, National Union of Journalists of...

STATEMENT: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte: “no to peace talks”

(Statement of Mayor Sara Duterte on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front, released by the City Information Office on 13...

Marawi’s appeal to President Duterte: Stand with us, help us, please, be one of...

(Appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte issued 29 March 2018 by the Ranaw Multi Sectoral Movement in Marawi City)  Mr. President: We, the people of Marawi City...

STATEMENT of Support for Social Justice and for Marawi

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FOR MARAWI  (Drafted by Women Participants in the Conference on...

STATEMENT of Mayor Sara Duterte, Hugpong ng Pagbabago chair

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON I would like everyone to know, including the Speaker of the House, that the unity I forged with the four...

STATEMENT of Konsyensya Dabaw: Honoring Davao’s contributions to and continuing the struggle for rights...

On the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 Revolution that expelled the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Konsyensya Dabaw honors Davao’s contributions to the social upheaval that...

STATEMENT of Malacanang Press Corps on Rappler

Rappler will remain a member of the Malacanang Press Corps (MPC) unless the Court of Appeals upholds the decision of the Securities and Exchange...

STATEMENT: NUJP slams Duterte order to bar reporter from covering Malacanang

February 20, 2018 Shame on President Rodrigo Duterte for displaying extreme pettiness in ordering Rappler reporter Pia Ranada banned from entering Malacañang Palace a day...

STATEMENT OF SAP GO: “I am ready and willing to face all these accusations...

(Statement read by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go at the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security hearing on 19...

Balay Mindanaw Statement on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)

As peace advocates and Mindanawons, we, the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs, firmly support the call for the immediate passage of a Bangsamoro Basic...

NUJP STATEMENT: “Responsible exercise” of freedom of speech, expression and the press enshrines prior...

January 16, 2018 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines firmly opposes the proposal of the House Sub-Committee on Constitutional Amendments to change Article...

PCIJ STATEMENT: Stand by Rappler, stay tuned    

HARSH and with horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom. That is the least that could be said of the decision...

CENTERLAW STATEMENT on SEC’s move to shut down Rappler

The alleged failure of Rappler to comply with constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership of Philippine media entities aside, the SEC’s decision is tantamount to...

STATEMENT: Balay Mindanaw on the Shift to Federalism

Federalism has been one of the key advocacies of Balay Mindanaw since we began our journey in 1996. We were instrumental in the establishment...

ALERT: Davao City radio broadcaster gets death threats for sharp commentaries vs gov’t

December 18, 2017 A radio broadcaster in Davao City received a series of death threats on December 18, Monday, for her sharp commentaries against the...

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