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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...

OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE-PHILIPPINES: Let his not be a source of division

OMI PHILIPPINE PROVINCE STATEMENT ON THE JOLO CATHEDRAL BOMBING We have lost brothers, sisters, and friends, and we are in deep grief and sorrow. We...

PHILIPPINE COUNCIL OF EVANGELICAL CHURCHES: Work together in assuaging fears and prejudices

We, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), as followers of Jesus the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6), decry in the strongest terms the...

INTERNATIONAL ALERT PHILIPPINES: Protect the gains of peace in hopeful yet fragile conditions

29 January 2019 International Alert Philippines grieves with the families of civilians and soldiers that perished during the twin attacks in Jolo, Sulu and with...

WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE: Continue working together in inter-faith dialogue and cooperation for peace

We, at the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), express our most sincere condolences to the families of the 27 people who died and the 77...

MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT: We will not allow them to succeed.

The leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) joins all peace-loving individuals in strongly condemning the twin bombing of the Mount Carmel Cathedral...

DARUL IFTA of Region 9 and Palawan: All Muslims and other faiths ought to...

Condemnation Statement on the crime bombing of the Cathedral of our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo, Sulu on 27th January 2019 Darul Ifta’ of...

FR. ELISEO MERCADO, JR: Black Sunday For Jolo Christian Community

Evildoers bombed the Jolo Catholic Cathedral on January 27, 2019, during the Sunday Mass at about 8 am. Two bombs exploded causing 27 fatalities...

STATEMENT of CBCP: We ask our Christian brethren to join hands with all peace-loving...

Message of CBCP on the Jolo Bombing of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral We, Catholic Bishops gathered in our Plenary Assembly in Manila,...

STATEMENT of PCID: Time for us to stand against these terrorists who seek to...

January 28, 2019 We, the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, stand in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Jolo in the wake...

STATEMENT of SUARA BANGSAMORO: Bombings amid martial law only prove it is ineffective in...

January 28, 2019 Suara Bangsamoro strongly condemns the twin bombings at Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu yesterdat that left at least 27 dead and...

STATEMENT: Balay Mindanaw on the Jolo Bombing: Let Us Not Allow Evil to Triumph

The recent cruel act of violence that claimed at least 27 lives and wounded dozens of innocent people has again put to test our...

STATEMENT: Moro National Liberation Front on Jolo Cathedral bombing

January 27, 2019 Moro National Liberation Front Around 8 a.m. today, the 27th of January, two powerful bombs exploded at the Cathedral of Jolo, Sulu, killing...

STATEMENT: NUJP denounces CPP-NPA-NDF tag

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces continued efforts to link us to the communist revolutionary movement, which we see as part...

NUJP denounces CPP-NPA-NDF tag

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces continued efforts to link us to the communist revolutionary movement, which we see as part...

IAG STATEMENT: In the end, the good and the true shall prevail

(Statement of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the Cotabato City bombing)  The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) condemns the IED Explosion in...

OPAPP STATEMENT: Let us not allow this incident to discourage us to unite and...

(Statement of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez, Jr. on the bombing in Cotabato City) The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the...

EU STATEMENT on Cotabato bombing

On the first day of the New Year my thoughts and prayers go to the victims, their families and loved ones, of the bombing...

JAPAN AMB. HANEDA on Cotabato bombing

Messages of condolences and sympathies from Ambassador Haneda to the victims of the recent heavy rainfall and the bombing incident in Cotabato City on...

SUARA BANGSAMORO: Rage Against the Attack on Innocent Civilians! Justice for the victims...

We condemn the bombing that led to the killing of innocent lives and the maiming of many others. But as fellow residents of Cotabatenos, we want justice for the victims and we want the real perpetrators to be apprehended. We do not want to be another excuse for a military take-over or a justification for President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of Martial Law.

BTC Condemnation of bombing In Cotabato City

We, the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) under the Office of the President, hereby condemn the perpetrators of the bombing incident in...

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