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GREETINGS: Birthday gift to President Duterte: stay home

(Statement of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on the 75th birthday of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 28 March 2020, posted on his FB...

GREETINGS: “Navigate our people through the rampaging waves of this treacherous ocean of a...

(Statement of Salvador S. Panelo, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel  and Presidential Spokesperson on the 75th birthday of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 28 March 2020) In...

BALAY MINDANAW: A Shared Commitment To Peace In The Face Of A Common Enemy

March 24, 2020 Balay Mindanaw appreciates the unilateral ceasefire declaration by the government with the New People's Army, which seeks to ensure that the prompt...

[Joint Statement] PCOO Accreditation: Unnecessary, Unreasonable, Unconstitutional

We, media organizations, journalists, press freedom advocates and academics, raise our collective voice and declare our opposition to government requiring journalists to secure accreditation...

STATEMENT: “Enough is Enough! Give us back our life and dignity!”

Almost three years had passed after the Marawi siege, yet we, the people of the Lake are still picking up every remaining piece that...

STATEMENT: End The Uncertainty! Let Us Go Back To Our Communities In Marawi! 

(Statement of the Marawi Civil Society and IDP leaders on “Walk for Marawi,” a march from Children’s Playground to the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute...

FREEDOM FOR MEDIA, FREEDOM FOR ALL: On the OSG’s quo warranto complaint against ABS-CBN

12 February 2020 Freedom for Media, Freedom for All (FMFA), a national coalition of media-oriented organizations, calls for a collective front that enjoins not just...

CONSORTIUM ON DEMOCRACY AND DISINFORMATION on quo warranto vs ABS-CBN: “A parasite that feeds...

Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation condemns Solicitor General’s quo warranto case against ABS-CBN Vindictiveness is a malignant parasite that feeds on the country’s weak justice system....

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on quo warranto case filed by the Philippine government against ABS-CBN: 

The quo warranto case filed by the Solicitor General today against ABS-CBN, the country’s largest and most influential network, has all the indications of...

STATEMENT OF SEC. PANELO on the petition for quo warranto filed by the OSG...

The President need not instruct the heads of executive offices to fulfil their mandate as it is expected that they are to pursue their...

ABS-CBN’ STATEMENT on the OSG’s filing of a quo warranto case

The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an...

FOCAP STATEMENT: We stand with ABS-CBN. We stand with press freedom.

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines denounces moves by the government to shutter the country’s largest broadcaster, ABS-CBN Corp. and its subsidiary. The...

UP CMC STATEMENT on the OSG’s filing of a ‘Quo Warranto’ against ABS-CBN

10 February 2020 The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) strongly decries the action of the OSG as another blatant attack...

NUJP STATEMENT: Defend Press Freedom! Defend the People’s Right to Know!

#no2ABSCBNshutdown And so it has come to pass that Solicitor General Calida has filed a quo warranto petition asking the Supreme Court to nullify the...

Tampakan Mining 12-Year Extension, a “sweet deal” made of deceit

Quezon City, Philippines - The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. demands from DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu an immediate investigation on the 12-Year Extension granted to...

Decision on PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES vs DATU ANDAL ‘UNSAY’ AMPATUAN, JR., ET AL

Decision of the Regional Trial Court Branch 221, Quezon City on PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES VERSUS DATU ANDAL 'UNSAY' AMPATUAN, JR., ET AL

STATE OF MEDIA FREEDOM IN PH. Media Freedom in PH: Red-tagging, intimidation vs. press:Du30,...

By The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network   A network composed of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National Union of...

2009 Report of the Humanitarian and Fact-Finding Mission on the Ampatuan Massacre

(On Dec. 19, 2019, Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, presiding judge of Branch 221 of the regional trial court of Quezon City, will promulgate the judgment on the...

AMPATUAN MASSACRE @10: No Justice a Decade After Philippines Massacre; Duterte Administration Embraces Lawless...

Carlos H. Conde Research, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch Ten years ago, news of the Maguindanao Massacre in the southern Philippines shook the world. On November...

AMPATUAN [email protected]: FOCAP statement on the expected Ampatuan massacre case ruling

(Statement of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines) After a decade of prosecution and trial, a court decision is expected on the gruesome...

On Panelo’s ‘honor’

4 September 2019 Presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo again proved that both libel and cyberlibel should be decriminalized when he threatened both Rappler...

End the inaction! Ensure the safety of Cong Corrales and other threatened journalists!

28 August 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that authorities and security forces in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao ensure...

STATEMENT: “I will continue to champion the voice of Moros in the national leadership”

(Statement of Basilan Rep. Mujiv Hataman on his new role as Deputy Speaker) I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to our colleagues in the...

OPENING STATEMENT: Dapat nating pangalagaan ang kaban ng bayan

Good morning everyone! The administration of President Duterte has worked so hard to restore our people's trust in the government. That is why it is...

OPENING STATEMENT: This hearing is about protecting the basic unit of our society, the...

(Opening statement of Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on 14 August 2019 at the second hearing of the Senate Committee on Public Order and...

CEGP Statement: Why the youth continues to choose activism

After declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations last year, the Philippine government is...

NUJP STATEMENT: Attacks will not silence the independent media

August 11, 2019 The National Union of Journalists decries the increasing incidence of what can only be described as targeted attacks on members of the...

Family Statement on the Illegal Arrest and Detention of Our Nanay Margarita Valle

First, our family extends our sincerest gratitude to all the people who helped us throughout this ordeal. Indeed, there is power in the people...

The President and the Press: A timeline of hostilities against the media

2016 May 31, 2016 “Just because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination, if you are a son of a b****.” -----Duterte during a...

State of Philippine Media Report

Today (May 3, 2019), World Freedom Day, we would like to share with you a summary report and data graphics on the state of...

FOCAP: When we lose our freedom to report the truth, everyone loses. We lose...

More than ever, it is a time to close ranks because truth is the bedrock of everything we hold dear as a country and people. When we lose our freedom to report the truth, everyone loses. We lose our dignity. We lose our soul.

NUJP: No matter how despots strive to stifle freedom of expression and thought, the...

On this day, let us, the community of independent and critical Filipino journalists, reflect on our role in the preservation and advancement of democracy, and rededicate ourselves to defending our rights and liberties that we may continue serving our people's right to know.

Panelo: “The source of that is from the Office of the President, from the...

SEC. PANELO:  The source of that is from the Office of the President, from the President himself. I don’t know how he got one. But it’s coming from the President. I talked to him the other day.

PCIJ Statement on The Manila Times’ report on ‘Oust-Duterte plot,’ 22 April 2019

PCIJ Statement on The Manila Times's report on "Oust-Duterte plot", 22 April 2019 The Manila Times’s “association matrix” and story about a supposed “oust-Duterte plot” that...

Gov’t, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law

Statement of Journalists and Media Organizations on List of Alleged “Narco Politicians” 7 March 2019 WE, JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, express grave concern about the...

RED TAGGING: Hands off NUJP-Cagayan de Oro member Cong Corrales and family

February 22, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines deplores the inclusion of our member and former director Cong Corrales, his wife and...

STATEMENT of Mr. Wilfredo D. Keng on the Cybercrime of Libel criminal case filed...

Of the many virtues guarded by democratic nations, justice and protection against libelous speech may well be the most difficult to attain. Apart from the unfortunate reality that necessary legal machinery may be inaccessible to many, technology and modernity have so drastically changed the information highway such that information-sharing has become virtually and instantaneously boundless - both global in reach and perpetual in duration.

STATEMENT of Atty. Chel Diokno on the Arrest of Maria Ressa

As a human rights lawyer, as a Filipino, I condemn the Duterte administration’s arrest of Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Politically motivated arrest of Philippine Journalist

On Wednesday, Philippine National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Maria Ressa, the founding editor of news website Rappler, in the latest assault on media freedom by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. The arrest follows a libel case filed against Ressa under the cybercrimes law for a story the website published in 2012.

FOCAP condemns Maria Ressa’s arrest, all assaults on media

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines condemns the arrest of Maria Ressa and stands with her and Rappler in this latest legal stratagem that threatens the freedom of the press all of us have fought for and will always defend.

NUJP: Arrest of Maria Ressa is persecution by a bully government

The arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on the clearly manipulated charge of cyber libel is a shameless act of persecution by a bully government.

STATEMENT: DDoS attacks on NUJP, alternative media continue

February 11, 2019 The website of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has again come under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack...

STATEMENT. UNITE:*Investigate twin blasts against church in Jolo for Truth, Justice 4 ALL

Petition posted on change.org  We, Hambaraayat of LupahSug/Sulu Citizenry, who believe in Almighty God, perfectly understand His Decree and the inevitability of death. However, we cannot...

NUJP slams House reso restricting access to SALN

Feb. 2, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines protests House Resolution 2467, which will require majority consent before lawmakers’ statements of assets,...

STATEMENT: Ulama Council of Zamboanga Peninsula  

(Statement of Condemnation on the bombing incident in Masjid Jutay, Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City)  The Ulama Council of Zamboanga Peninsula Thru its Crisis management Committee strongly...

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