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SONA 2022: The state of the nation is sound

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESSOFHIS EXCELLENCY FERDINAND R. MARCOS JR.PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINESTO THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES

INAUGURAL ADDRESS: President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr.

Presidential Communications Operations OfficePresidential News Desk SPEECH OFPRESIDENT FERDINAND “BONGBONG” ROMUALDEZ MARCOS JR.DURING HIS INAUGURATION

FMFA Statement in solidarity with Bulatlat and Pinoy Weekly

THE undersigned journalists, media organizations and advocacy groups unequivocally condemn the government’s blocking of access to the websites of media outlets Bulatlat and Pinoy Weekly and of other organizations...

STATEMENT: It is the Season of Lies

Statement on the South Cotabato SP members’ vote to amend South Cotabato Environment Code 

STATEMENT: IDIS condemns lifting of SouthCot’s ban on open-pit mining

We strongly condemn the railroading of the amendment of the Environment Code of South Cotabato, specifically the...

STATEMENT: Reflecting on the Importance of Press Freedom

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day – a timely opportunity for reflection on the crucial importance...

Diocese of Malaybalay: Pursing the Partisanship of Truth

PURSUING THE PARTISANSHIP OF TRUTHA Pastoral Statement of the Diocese of Malaybalay on May 2022 ElectionsINTRODUCTION On the 7th of...

STATEMENT of UP College of Medicine Class 1986: Free Dr. Naty Castro!

PAHAYAG NG SUPORTA PARA KAY DR. NATY CASTRO MULA SA U.P. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CLASS 1986

DADITAMA Pastoral Statement bahin sa Eleksiyon 2022

DADITAMA PASTORAL STATEMENT BAHIN SA ELEKSIYON 2022(Ecclesiastical Province of Davao)

CBCP Pastoral Letter on the 2022 Elections: “The Truth Will Set You Free”

“The Truth Will Set You Free” (John 8:32)A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the...

STATEMENT of IID: Building stronger solidarity and lasting peace

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is one with the peoples of the Philippines in commemorating the...

STATEMENT of Rep. Mujiv Hataman on EDSA People Power @36

Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-36 na anibersaryo ng 1986 People Power Revolution, nakikiisa kami sa buong sambayanan sa...

STATEMENT of Balay Mindanao: Never Again!

Balay Mindanaw joins the Filipino nation in celebrating the people power revolution that toppled the Marcos Dictatorship. 

STATEMENT of Ecumenical Bishops Forum: Never Again, Never Forget

Today, the Filipino people commemorate the 36th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising in time for the upcoming...

Philippine Media Statement Urging Candidates to Participate in Election Debates and Forums

February 07, 2022 Freedom for Media Freedom for All, a coalition of press freedom advocates, calls on aspirants to...

JOINT STATEMENT on new developments towards postponement of the 1st regular election in the...

The Insider Mediators (IM), together with the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), lauds both Houses of Congress for moving forward the bills on the...

ULAT NI VP LENI: Pilipino ang tumulong sa kapwa Pilipino  

(Vice President Leni Robredo's report to the nation, aired at 11:30 a.m. on 27 July 2021, in Filipino. English translation was provided by the...

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: State of the Nation Address 2021

Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES SESSION HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Kindly sit down. By...

Philippine Media’s Pledge for the 2022 Elections

  EVERY ELECTION is a reckoning for democracy. As journalists reporting on another critical moment for our country, we have a duty to provide accurate,...

We Want To Go Home (Statement of Marawi Advocacy Accompaniment)

Public Statement 22 MAY 2021 WE WANT TO GO HOME! A call for the immediate, safe and dignified return of IDPs and just compensation for Marawi Siege...

PEPP Statement: Adverse Repercussions to Peace of Resolution Number 17 (2021) by the Anti-Terrorism...

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) sounds its alarm over the inclusion of peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)...

Philippine Media Statement on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020. We, editors and reporters of news organizations around...

State of Press Freedom in the Philippines: To Turn the Page or Stay with...

(Presented by Ms Melinda Quintos de Jesus, Executive Director of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, at the online forum on ‘The State...

One Voice denounces Tokhang-style killings of activists

They have healed the brokenness of my people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14) We join in One Voice to...

  Will the ‘gods of Padre Faura’ junk or uphold the Anti-Terrorism Act?

By the Right to Know, Right Now Coalition The Big Picture EXACTLY 47 years ago on February 2, the 1987 Philippine Constitution was ratified at...

STATEMENT: Stop the killings, End Impunity, Now!

The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) reiterates its strong condemnation of the continued killings with impunity, including casualties in the legal profession. The...

STATEMENT: Stop the verbal abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls!

STATEMENT of Konsyensa Dabaw and other Dabawenyas We, the women of Konsyensya Dabaw, together with other Dabawenyas, speak collectively...

UPLM Statement on Tagging Cong. Zarate as Communist by PRRD

The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) is troubled of and outraged by the public statements of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, using the...

STATEMENT of Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman on the death of MNLF chair Yusoph Jikiri

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a great revolutionary and freedom fighter of our time. Our hearts mourn the death of...

STATEMENT of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on the passing of MNLF...

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return. Just an hour before midnight yesterday, we...

STATEMENT: Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch on the 3rd commemoration of the Liberation on of...

We are the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch. We formed ourselves as an autonomous monitoring group three years ago to help our people ensure that...

Appeal to UNESCO on the classification of the Ampatuan Massacre case

Alarmed by the supposed UNESCO classification of the Ampatuan massacre case as "resolved" from news reports that were based on a press release of...

A Call for An Independent Probe Commission by concerned Tausug Civil Society Organizations

28 August  2020 GOVERNOR ABDUSAKUR M. TAN Sulu Provincial Government Capitol Site, Patikul, Sulu Dear Gov. Sakur: Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa baarakatuhu! We respectfully submit to your propitious...

ULAT AT MUNGKAHI Ukol sa Pambansang Ekonomiya at Mensahe Para Sa Pamumuno at Pagkakaisa

(Official transcript of Vice President Leni Robredo's Report and Suggestions 24 August 2020. Translation to English included here) Nitong mga nakaraang linggo, nakasama natin sa...

Sandugo: ‘Uphold our constitutional rights, defend national minorities! Junk the Anti-Terror Law!’

We, indigenous and Bangsamoro people of the Republic of the Philippines, stand before the Supreme Court today with a petition and a prayer. Through...

MENSAHE NG PAG-ASA: Kinaya na natin ang marami pang ibang hamon, at kakayanin...

(Pahayag ni VP Leni Robredo: Ulat, Mungkahi Ukol sa Pandemya, at Mensahe ng Pag-asa, ika-29 ng Hulyo 2020) Sa puntong ito, halos isang buwan na...

STATEMENT: State of Marawi Bakwit (Sombak) 2020

Noong  SONA 2019, BAGSAK ang grado namin kay Duterte. Ngayong SONA 2020, BOKYA. Sa ingles, ZERO. Walang nagawa, walang ginawa. Lahat ng pangako ng mga nakaraang...

STATEMENT of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch: No mention of Marawi in 5th...

The President elucidated plans for national recovery and resilience that he wants to pursue for all Filipinos. But what about the Maranao who have...

NUJP STATEMENT: Let us not succumb to fear or surrender to lies

Today, as President Duterte delivers his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address to a nation in a state of disarray, we the...

STATEMENT: The Truth, No More, No Less

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), which controls the government's vast communications apparatus, owes the people an explanation for why President Rodrigo Duterte's July...

Statement of Journalists and Media Workers on the denial of the ABS-CBN Franchise

We, the undersigned journalists, editors and workers from different media organizations, express our solidarity with thousands of our colleagues in ABS-CBN who risk losing...

They Voted Yes To A Killing

STATEMENT ON THE DENIAL OF THE ABS-CBN FRANCHISE Concerned Artists of the Philippines July 10, 2020 KUNG WALA NANG KATOTOHANAN SA ATING BAYAN MAGHAHARI ANG MGA BERDUGO'T GAHAMAN. Today...

STATEMENT of National Security Adviser:  If enacted into law, this Anti-Terrorism Act will promote...

(National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon sent this piece to MindaNews via e-mail on 17 June 2020, referring to it as “Personal statement on the...

Probinsya ng Maguindanao suportado ang Anti-Terrorism Bill.

  Ang Probinsya ng Maguindanao bilang isang lalawigan na malubhang biktima ng terorismo ay marapat na sumang-ayon sa panukalang batas na ito upang matuldukan na...

SAMIN: “May mere earthly mortals strike terror no more” (Psalm 10:18)

June 16, 2020 We in the Sisters’ Association in Mindanao join the growing cry of the churches and the people to scrap the new Anti-Terror...

OPEN LETTER from Mindanawons to President Rodrigo Duterte  on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act

June 12, 2020 Dear President Duterte: Warm greetings from Mindanao! Please accept our hopes and prayers for your continued good health, especially at this time when you...

SULAT PAMAHAYAG: Gikan sa mga Mindanawon alang kang Presidente Rodrigo Duterte mahitungod sa sugyot...

(Kini nga sulat pamahayag gibasa sa ‘Barog: Kalinaw, Katungod, Kagawasan’ online forum ug ‘Tulay Kalinaw Mindanaw’ online forum niadtong 12 June 2020) Hunyo 12, 2020 Tinahod...

FOCAP on the Libel Conviction of Rappler CEOand Executive Editor Ressa, former reporter Santos

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines is extremely alarmed over the conviction of journalist Maria Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. It’s...

NUJP on the Cyber Libel Verdict vs Rappler:  Freedom, justice and truth will prevail

June 15, 2020 will ever be remembered as a dark day, not only for independent Philippine media, but for all Filipinos. The conviction of Rappler...

Statement of Muslim Lawyers in ZamBaSulTa against the Anti-Terror Bill

We, the undersigned Muslim lawyers of Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (zambasulta), strongly condemn terrorist individuals, organizations and their acts of terror, and fully...

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