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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...

BARMM CHIEF MINISTER: Our journey towards a better Philippines and a better Bangsamoro continues

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Assalum Alaykum Wa Rahmahtullahi Taala Wa Barakatuh The Bangsamoro Government joins the entire country in celebrating this year’s 122nd Philippine Independence Day....

STATEMENT: Filipinos Need Real Solutions, Not Additional Sources Of Terror! Junk The Anti-Terror Bill!

Konsyensya Dabaw joins other civil society groups in strongly opposing the Anti-Terrorism Bill or ATB (House Bill 6875 and Senate Bill 1803), which infringes...

Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez, Jr. on the 122nd Philippine Independence Day

12 June 2020 On this day, a century, two decades and two years ago, the Philippine flag – in vibrant blue, red, yellow, and white...

STATEMENT: Davao City Civil Society Organizations on the Enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Bills in...

In the middle of a pandemic that the country is facing, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, certified the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill amending the...

STATEMENT of Concerned Moro Lawyers and Law Students Rejecting The Anti-Terror Bill

Assalamu alaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.  We, concerned Moro lawyers and law students express our strongest dissent to the Anti-Terror Bill. Let it be said, we condemn terrorism....

STATEMENT: Anti-Terror Bill aims to normalize “state terrorism”

We, in the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, reject the almost-certain signing of the Revised Human Security Act. In the light of today’s commemoration...

STATEMENT: ‘We will not surrender our freedoms’

We are the community of independent Filipino journalists. We are the descendants of Lopez Jaena, of Del Pilar, of Rizal, of Leona Florentino, the sons...

STATEMENT: The Anti-Terror bill will not help build inclusive peace 

(Statement of Balay Mindanaw on House Bill 6875 or the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020) The Anti-Terror Bill, if it becomes a law, will...

IATF Resolution No. 36 on MECQ, deployment of OFWs, FCAs, opening of classes in...

SOURCE: IATF NOTE: As of 7 a.m. on May 15, there is no available copy yet of Resolution 35-A which Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced...

STATEMENT condemning NTF-ELCAC’S black propaganda against ABS-CBN and Maria Ressa

10 May 2020 We, media groups, news outfits, journalists, and academics, condemn the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for a...

STATEMENT: Freedom of the Press Belongs to the People: Statement of Unity on the...

As the country battles a pandemic, the government has found it more important to press on its assault on media freedom through the cease...

STATEMENT: NTC order shutting down ABS-CBN is “obscene, monstrous”

`The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation and its partners strongly condemn the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission against ABS-CBN’s...

State of Media Freedom in PH (World Press Freedom Day Report, May 3, 2020)

A Joint Report by the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All (FMFA) Network, composed of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National...

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...

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