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 their jobs after the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises denied the network a fresh 25-year franchise.

We condemn the unjust and cruel decision of the House committee that threatens the livelihood of workers as we are facing uncertainties due to the pandemic.

One media outfit shut down because of the whims and trivialities of those in power is one too many, especially at a time when the public needs credible and independently verified information to make informed choices.

The role of a journalist in a democratic society is to keep the people well-informed to allow them to be free and self-governing, not to serve as any administration’s publicist.

The rejection of ABS-CBN’s franchise bill sounds the death knell to a credible source of news and a huge attack on press freedom in the country.

In denying the network of a franchise, the 70 lawmakers clearly want to treat the press as a propaganda machine that will serve their political interests, embellish their image, and parrot their spin.

History will surely be cruel to the lawmakers who voted against the franchise renewal of a network that was last shut down during the Marcos dictatorship.

The only “historic” deed they were able to accomplish is to make the chamber a pawn for carrying out a personal vendetta.

Victory came easy for the forces that conspired to bring down ABS-CBN. But the rehabilitation of the image of those condemned by history won’t, as it will be fraught with the collective wrath of a people who live by democracy and the rule of law.

July 13, 2020

  1. Adam Ang
  2. Adelle Chua, Manila Standard
  3. Aika Rey, Rappler
  4. Aimee Guinita, Davao Today
  5. Albert Rodriguez, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  6. Alden Monzon
  7. Alex San Juan, Manila Bulletin
  8. Alexa Villano, Rappler
  9. Alexis Romero
  10. Allan About, Radyo Natin Buug Zamboanga Sibugay
  11. Allan Macatuno, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  12. Allan Policarpio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  13. Almario Rentura, ABS-CBN Davao
  14. Alvin Kasiban, Manila Bulletin
  15. Alyssa Rola
  16. Amabelle San Pedro, ABS-CBN
  17. Amalia B. Cabusao, Mindanao Times
  18. Amanda Lago, Rappler
  19. Ana Santos
  20. Analou De Vera
  21. Anamie Arcillas, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  22. Anca Paje
  23. Andoreena Causon, ABS-CBN Davao
  24. Andrei Carlo Ching, ABS-CBN Davao
  25. Angel Dukha III, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  26. Angela Celis
  27. Angelica Ballesteros
  28. Anjanet Bolingkit, Energy FM Dipolog
  29. Anna Felicia Bajo
  30. Anna Leah Estrada
  31. Annelle Tayao-Juego, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  32. Anthony Cuaycong, VERA Files
  33. Anthony Q. Esguerra
  34. Antonia Supieza, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  35. Antonio Colina, MindaNews
  36. Archie Sumalinog, ABS-CBN Davao
  37. Argyll Geducos, Manila Bulletin
  38. Arianne F. Calumbiran
  39. Arianne Mae Tampus Apatan, ABS-CBN Cotabato
  40. Aricel Saludo
  41. Arjay L. Balinbin
  42. Ark Nowell Magno Hasigan, ABS-CBN Davao
  43. Arman Almerez, ABS-CBN Davao
  44. Armin Adina, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  45. Arnel Kwong, MAGIK FM
  46. Arnell Ozaeta, The Weekly Frontpage
  47. Audrie Julienne D. Bernas
  48. Aurea Calica, The Philippine STAR/
  49. Barnaby Lo
  50. Barry Ohaylan, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  51. Basilio Sepe
  52. Bea Bernardo
  53. Bea Cupin, Rappler
  54. Bea Micaller
  55. Bee Go, Rappler
  56. Belle Bondoc-Roberto, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  57. Ben de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  58. Benjamin T. Petilos Jr., ABS-CBN Davao, Dxab1296
  59. Berchan Louie Angchay, ABS-CBN Davao
  60. Bernadette Lunas, Manila Standard
  61. Bernadette Nicolas
  62. Betheena Unite, Manila Bulletin
  63. Bhal Cabrera, Mindanao News Express
  64. Billy Joe Santos, ABS-CBN Davao
  65. Bingbong Austria
  66. Bobby Nolasco, ABS-CBN Davao
  67. Bobby Timonera, MindaNews
  68. Boling Dela Cruz, LDN Today
  69. Bong Lozada,
  70. Bong Pedralvez
  71. Bong Sarmiento, MindaNews
  72. Bonita L. Ermac, Manila Bulletin, Iligan
  73. Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN Davao
  74. Bonz Magsambol, Rappler
  75. Booma Cruz, VERA Files
  76. Bryan Esin, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  77. Buena Bernal
  78. C. Mendez Legazpi, BusinessMirror
  79. Caleb Benitez, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  80. Camille Elemia, Rappler
  81. Care Balleras
  82. Carla Gomez, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  83. Carlo Jacob Molina
  84. Carmi P. Rivera
  85. Carmina Tunay, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  86. Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews
  87. Carylee Gali, NOW
  88. Catherine A. Modesto
  89. Catherine Talavera
  90. Cathrine Gonzales,
  91. Cedelf Tupas, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  92. Celine Isabelle Samson, VERA Files
  93. Cha Lino,
  94. Charina Echaluce, NOW
  95. Charmaine Awitan, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  96. Charmaine Deogracias, VERA Files
  97. Charmaine Tadalan
  98. Chastine Jen Montaño, ABS-CBN Davao
  99. Cheche V. Moral, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  100. Chelsey Brazal
  101. Cheryl Onyot, DXRL Molave
  102. Chie Gatuz, NOW
  103. Chino Leyco
  104. Chito De La Vega, Rappler
  105. Chris Panganiban, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  106. Chris Quintana, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  107. Chrisel Almonia, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  108. Chrislen Bulosan, ABS-CBN Davao
  109. Christe Garingo Basadre, Radyo Bisdak Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
  110. Christia Marie Ramos,
  111. Christian Deiparine
  112. Christian Jacinto,
  113. Christian V. Esguerra, ABS-CBN News
  114. Chrysee Samillano, Visayan Daily Star
  115. Cindy Caruana, MBC Ozamis
  116. Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN Davao
  117. Cody Cepeda,
  118. Cong B. Corrales, Mindanao Gold Star Daily, CDO
  119. Connie Fernandez-Brojan, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  120. Consuelo Marquez,
  121. Corrie Narisma, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  122. Cory de Jesus, ABS-CBN France
  123. Cris Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  124. Crisanto Sapong, Energy FM Dipolog
  125. Criselyn Valesco, DXNE 94.3 FM Tubod, Lanao
  126. Cristine Manuel, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  127. Czeriza Valencia
  128. Daniel Manalastas
  129. Danielle F. Gabriel
  130. Dante Dapitan, KMTV
  131. Daphne Galvez,
  132. Darlene Delgado
  133. Darryl John Esguerra,
  134. Daxim L. Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  135. Deejae Dumlao,
  136. Delfin Dioquino, Rappler
  137. Delfin Mallari Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
  138. Denise Valdez
  139. Denison Dalupang, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  140. Dennis Mariano
  141. Dennis Palco, Radyo Bandera Gensan
  142. Dennis Ruego, ABS-CBN Davao
  143. Dexter V. Cabalza, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  144. Dhel Nazario, Manila Bulletin
  145. Didot Sacote, DXNE 93.4 FM
  146. Dino Mari Testa
  147. Diosdado Budeng, ABS-CBN Davao
  148. Divina Morgia Suson, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  149. DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  150. Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  151. Dyborrhae Jewel Mendoza Reyes, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  152. Dynah Gay Diestro, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  153. Earle Galindo, ABS-CBN Davao
  154. Eastine Charles Taneo, ABS-CBN
  155. Edgar Degayo, DXVL 107.7 FM
  156. Edgar Lubiano, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  157. Edison Gonzales
  158. Edith Pagente-Tomong, RMN DxDR
  159. Edra L. Benedicto, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  160. Edu Punay
  161. Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  162. Efigenio Toledo IV,
  163. Eia Santos,
  164. Eimor Santos
  165. Elena Pelari, Clark TV/Radio Bisdak Y96 FM
  166. Elijah Roderos, VERA Files
  167. Elijah Rosales
  168. Elizabeth Marcelo, The Philippine STAR
  169. Ella Mage
  170. Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files
  171. Ellie Aben
  172. Elton Ybas, ABS-CBN Davao
  173. Elyrose Naorbe, Iloilo Metropolitan Times
  174. Emil Manguerra, Pinas 360
  175. Emilito Balansag, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  176. Eric Gevero, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  177. Ernex Cañete, Radyo Natin Molave
  178. Eros Villanueva, ESPN Philippines
  179. Erwin Colcol
  180. Erwin M. Mascariñas, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Gold Star Daily
  181. Erwin Mariño, ABS-CBN Davao
  182. Euden Valdez,
  183. Eugene Dango, ABS CBN Davao
  184. Eunice Wu, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  185. EV Espiritu, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  186. Expedita Roxas, MBC Ozamis/ DXNT FM
  187. Ezra Acayan
  188. Fate Colobong, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  189. Felipe F. Salvosa II, PressOne.PH
  190. Frances Katigbak, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  191. Francine Medina Marquez
  192. Francis Allan Angelo, Daily Guardian
  193. Francis Basco
  194. Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN Davao
  195. Franco Luna,
  196. Franz Lewin Embudo
  197. Fraulein Olavario, TV5
  198. Fredzon Sagarino, ABS-CBN Davao
  199. Froilan Gallardo, MindaNews
  200. Froilan Garcia
  201. Gabbi Parlade, Daily Tribune
  202. Gabriel Pabico Lalu,
  203. Gabriela Baron, Manila Bulletin
  204. Gaea Cabico,
  205. Gerald Dizon,
  206. Gerard Carreon
  207. Gerg Cahiles
  208. Ghiner Cabanday, RMN Iligan
  209. Ghio Ong
  210. Gigi Valderrama
  211. Giging Timagos, DXVL 107.7 FM
  212. Gillian Cortez
  213. Girlie Linao
  214. Giselle Ombay, ABS-CBN
  215. Gleefer Jalea
  216. Glenda Gloria, Rappler
  217. Glenda Tayona
  218. Glenn Ray Roluna, Mindanao News Express/DXDD Ozamis
  219. Grace Saron, Mindanao Times Davao
  220. Great Shell Pagalan, ABS-CBN Davao
  221. Greg Refraccion, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  222. Gretchen Malalad
  223. Hana Bordey
  224. Hanah Tabios, Manila Bulletin
  225. Hannah Mallorca, The Philippine STAR
  226. Harold Warren Sarabia, ABS-CBN Davao
  227. Hazel Sim Romero, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  228. Hazel Villa, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  229. Helen Flores
  230. Helen Quiñanola, Correspondent, TFC Australia
  231. Henry Lumawag
  232. Herbie Gomez, Gold Star Daily
  233. Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN Davao
  234. Howard Johnson
  235. Ian Biong,
  236. Ian Nicolas Cigaral,
  237. Ian Paul Cordero
  238. Ian Suyu
  239. Ime Sornito
  240. Inna Cabel, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  241. Ira Pedrasa, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  242. Irene Perez, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  243. Iris Gonzales
  244. Ivel John Santos, VERA Files
  245. Ivy Marie Mangadlao, Caraga Observer
  246. Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News
  247. Jaimie Aberia, NOW
  248. Jaira Krishelle Balboa,
  249. Jamela Alindogan
  250. James Francis Mendoza Barlisan, Mindanao News Express
  251. James Galay, ABS-CBN Davao
  252. James Patrick de Jesus
  253. James Relativo,
  254. Jamil Santos
  255. Jan Carlo Anolin, Manila Bulletin
  256. Jan Edward Ballesteros, ESPN Philippines
  257. Jane Bautista, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  258. Jannielyn Ann Bigtas
  259. Janvic Mateo, The Philippine STAR/
  260. Jason Gutierrez
  261. Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas, BusinessMirror
  262. Jasper Kent Cabardo, Mindanao News Express
  263. Jasper Ramalla Magoncia, ABS-CBN Davao
  264. Jay Patao, Malaya Business Insight
  265. Jayson Arcan, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  266. Jayson Mojado
  267. JC Gotinga, Rappler
  268. Jean Dischoso, NOW
  269. Jeanny Clarin, MBC Ozamis
  270. Jee Geronimo, Rappler
  271. Jeffrey D. Gutang, ABS-CBN Davao
  272. Jeffrey Rosales,
  273. Jel Santos, Manila Bulletin
  274. Jenelyn Sarahina, ABS-CBN Davao
  275. Jenina Ibañez
  276. Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon, Daily Guardian
  277. Jennifer Santiago, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  278. Jenny Ortuoste
  279. Jeoffrey Maitem, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  280. Jepoy Soriano, Pinas 360
  281. Jerah May Rivera
  282. Jeraldine Pascual
  283. Jerome Vitug, NOW
  284. Jhay Ar Ofima, DXBZ AM and DXCA FM Pagadian City
  285. Jhesset O. Enano, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  286. Jhoanna Ballaran
  287. Jigger J. Jerusalem, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Gold Star Daily
  288. Jimbo Gulle, Manila Standard
  289. Jimmy A. Domingo,
  290. Jimmy Calapati
  291. JK Carandang, GMA News Online
  292. Joahna Casilao
  293. Joan Dairo-Revoltar
  294. Joanna Aglibot, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  295. Job Anthony Manahan
  296. Jocelyn Reloba-Vales, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  297. Jodee A. Agoncillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  298. Jodesz Gavilan, Rappler
  299. Joemeleth Tabotabo, DXLJ 96.7 News FM
  300. Joey Gabieta, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  301. Joey P. Nacalaban, Mindanao Gold Star Daily
  302. Joey Yecyec, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  303. Jofelle Tesoro, ABS-CBN Europe
  304. John Bryan Ulanday, The Philippine STAR
  305. John Chester P. Fajardo
  306. John Martin Taasin, DXLJ 103.7 Energy FM Dipolog City
  307. John Ramil, ABS TV Molave
  308. John Reczon E. Calay, ONE News
  309. John Rey Solis, MBC Ozamis
  310. Johnna Giolagon
  311. Jojo Riñoza
  312. Jon Viktor Cabuenas
  313. Jonas Terrado, Manila Bulletin
  314. Jonathan de Santos,
  315. Jonathan Santos, IFM Zamboanga
  316. Jonathan Vicente,
  317. Jonel Pelari, Clark TV
  318. Jordeene Sheex Lagare
  319. Joselito Villasis
  320. Joselle Dela Cruz
  321. Joseph Pedrajas, Manila Bulletin
  322. Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  323. Jovie Agus, DXVL 107.7 FM
  324. Joy Engoc, DXAA 92.5FM and Dipolog Chronicle
  325. Joyce Pañares, Manila Standard
  326. Juan Segovia, DXYU 93.7 FM Maranding
  327. Jufel Pacaña, RMN Zamboanga
  328. Julia Medina
  329. Julia Ornedo
  330. Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  331. Julie S. Alipala, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  332. Juliet D. Aya-ay, ABS-CBN Davao
  333. Julius Catacutan, ABS-CBN Davao
  334. Jun Dela Peña, DXVL 107.7 FM
  335. Jun Enriquez, Forum for Peace TV/Edge FM Iligan
  336. Jun Indonto, DXRL Dipolog
  337. Juned Daymiel, DXAA 92.5 FM Dipolog
  338. Kara Magsanoc Alikpala
  339. Karl Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  340. Karlos Manlupig, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  341. Karlston Lapniten, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  342. Karol Anne Ilagan, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  343. Kate Reyes,
  344. Kath Cortez, Davao Today
  345. Katherine G. Adraneda
  346. Katrina Elaine C. Alba
  347. Katrina Hallare,
  348. Kenneth Alipala, Spectrum
  349. Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay, ABS-CBN Davao
  350. Keziah Sumadic, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  351. Kimberlie Quitasol, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  352. Klaire Joanna Ting, VERA Files
  353. Krissy Aguilar,
  354. Kristine Joy Patag,
  355. Krixia Subingsubing, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  356. Kurtnhy Maderal, Caraga Observer
  357. Laurence C. Bation, ABS-CBN Davao
  358. Lawrence Agcaoili
  359. Leila Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  360. Leizle Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  361. Leo Laparan II, Pinas 360
  362. Leoncia Nacua Gulahab, DXCT FM, Tangub
  363. Leslie Santiago, IFM Zamboanga
  364. Lian Buan, Rappler
  365. Lisbet Esmael
  366. Lito B. Zulueta, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  367. Llanesca Panti
  368. Louella Desiderio
  369. Louie Greg Rivera, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  370. Lourdes Escaros, NUJP National Capital Region
  371. Luisa Morales,
  372. Luz Wendy Noble
  373. Lyza Bautista, CNN Philippines/DXKD
  374. Ma. Angelica  Garcia
  375. Maan D’Asis Pamaran, ANCX
  376. Madelaine Miraflor
  377. Madonna Virola, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  378. Mai Bermudez
  379. Maimai Jongco, DXCA FM DXBZ AM Pagadian
  380. Manman Dejeto, MindaNews
  381. Manny Mogato
  382. Mar Arguelles, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  383. Mara Cepeda, Rappler
  384. Marc Jayson Cayabyab, The Philippine STAR
  385. Marchel Espina, Visayan Daily Star/Rappler
  386. Maria Adelaida Calayag, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  387. Maria Bernadette Romero
  388. Maria Cecilia Butardo, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  389. Maria Razelle Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional-Mindanao
  390. Maria Ressa, Rappler
  391. Maria Tan
  392. Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  393. Mariejo S. Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  394. Marielle Lucenio
  395. Marinel Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  396. Mark Amoguis
  397. Mark Bacroya, DxDR
  398. Mark James Estonilo,
  399. Mark John Riel Alforque, J Channel
  400. Mark Saludes
  401. Marlon Garcia, IFM Zamboanga
  402. Marlon Marces, ABS-CBN Davao
  403. Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  404. Marnie Maghinay, DXVL 107.7 FM
  405. Mart Sambalud, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  406. Martin Sadongdong
  407. Mary Grace Padin
  408. Mathew Sanson, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  409. Matthew Reysio-Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  410. Maureen Simeon
  411. Maximillan Villanos, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  412. Mayvelin Caraballo
  413. Me-ann Perido, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  414. Meeko Angela Camba, VERA Files
  415. Meg Adonis, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  416. Melanie Guanzon, RMN Zamboanga
  417. Melanie Severino, ABS-CBN Davao
  418. Melchor C. Carcasona , ABS-CBN Davao
  419. Melchor Coronel, DXPR
  420. Melissa Luz Lopez
  421. Melissa Mae Rosello, ABS-CBN Davao
  422. Melo Acuña
  423. Melodee Joy Casimiro-Concepcion, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  424. Melvin Gascon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  425. Merinette Retona, VERA Files
  426. Merlyn Manos, GMA7 Iligan
  427. Mia Gonzalez, Rappler
  428. Michael Kho Lim
  429. Michael Navarro, Mindanao News Express
  430. Michael Peincenaves, Caraga Observer
  431. Michelle Abad, Rappler
  432. Michelle Robin, ABS-CBN Davao
  433. Miguel Camus, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  434. Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News
  435. Mike Sinco, IFM Zamboanga
  436. Mikkah Factor, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  437. Mildred Fragante
  438. Minerva Generalao, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  439. Minka Tiangco, Manila Bulletin
  440. Mirasol Monteza, RMN Zamboanga
  441. MJ Blancaflor, Daily Tribune
  442. Mok Pusong, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  443. Myla Iglesias
  444. Nastasha Verayo-de Villa, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  445. Neil Arwin Mercado,
  446. Neil Jayson Servallos, The Philippine STAR
  447. Nestle Semilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  448. Nestor Burgos Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
  449. Nestor Corrales, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  450. Nickee Butlangan, ABS-CBN Sulu
  451. Nickie Wang, Manila Standard
  452. Nicole Stephanie N. Dacanay, ONE News
  453. Nicole-Anne Lagrimas
  454. Nida Buenafe, Visayan Daily Star
  455. Nikka Valenzuela, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  456. Nikko B. Valdez, Tirad Pass Radio TV Broadcasting Network Inc.
  457. Nikko Miguel Garcia
  458. Niña V. Guno,
  459. Noel Rico Alviola, ABS-CBN Davao
  460. Noel Sevillano Talacay, Malaya Business Insight
  461. Noli Cañada, ABS-CBN Davao
  462. Noning Antonio, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  463. Norman Tan,
  464. Oscar Samson Jr., ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  465. Pam Pastor, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  466. Paola Navarette
  467. Paolo Romero
  468. Paolo S. Mariano
  469. Paterno Esmaquel II, Rappler
  470. Patricia Denise M. Chiu, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  471. Patricia Lourdes Viray,
  472. Patty Pasion, Rappler
  473. Paul Palacio, ABS-CBN Davao
  474. Pauline Faye Tria
  475. Pauline Macaraeg, Rappler
  476. Pennie Azarcon dela Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  477. Peter Tabingo, Malaya Business Insight
  478. Philip Martin Matel
  479. Philip Tumaroy, ABS-CBN Davao
  480. Pia Ranada, Rappler
  481. Pinky Ruiz, DXLJ Energy FM
  482. Pocholo Concepcion, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  483. Prinz Magtulis,
  484. RA Ostria, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  485. Raffy Cabristante, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  486. Ralf Rivas, Rappler
  487. Ralph Edwin Villanueva, The Philippine STAR
  488. Ralph Joshua D.R. Hernandez
  489. Rambo Talabong, Rappler
  490. Randell Angelo B. Ritumalta
  491. Randolph B. Leongson,
  492. Raoul Chee Kee, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  493. Raquel Crisostomo, ABS-CBN, Belgium
  494. Ratziel San Juan,
  495. Raul Dancel
  496. RCNicholai Rañoa, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  497. Redempto Anda, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  498. Refcie Pagotaisidro, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  499. Reiven Pascasio, VERA Files
  500. Renante Siose, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  501. Rene Bucag, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  502. Renz Sumalinog, DXVL 107.7 FM Maranding
  503. Reuben James Rosalado, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  504. Revin Mikael Ochave
  505. Rex Gaitano, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  506. Rexel Jumawan, MBC Ozamis
  507. Rey Garcia, Peoples’ Guardian Dipolog
  508. Reymar Latoza, Iloilo Metropolitan Times
  509. Rhea Bragas, Correspondent, TFC Australia
  510. Ria Fernandez, TV5
  511. Richa Noriega, Manila Bulletin
  512. Richard A. Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  513. Richard Falcatan, Dxno Radyo komunidad Basilan
  514. Richel V. Umel, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  515. Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  516. Richmond Mercurio
  517. Riera Mallari, Manila Standard
  518. Rito Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  519. Robert Dejon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  520. Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  521. Roel Hoang Manipon, Daily Tribune
  522. Rolly Caquilala, DXYU 93.7 FM
  523. Romar Miranda, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  524. Romina Cabrera
  525. Ronald Butuan, DXAA 92.5 FM Dipolog
  526. Ronie Sesante, Spectrum
  527. Ronnel Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  528. Rosalia Revaldo, VERA Files
  529. Rosario Liquicia, VERA Files
  530. Rosemarie Ann Diabordo, ABS-CBN Davao
  531. Rosette Adel, Interaksyon
  532. Rowel S. Ayen, Jr.
  533. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  534. Roy D.R. Narra
  535. Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  536. Ruby Silubrico
  537. Ruel S. De Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  538. Ruelle Albert Castro, Malaya Business Insight
  539. Ryan Arcadio,
  540. Ryan Juego
  541. Ryan Rosauro, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  542. Sara Tomas, VERA Files
  543. Shamira Pasil, ABS-CBN Zamboanga
  544. Sharon Untal, ABS-CBN Davao
  545. Sherma E. Benosa
  546. Sherwin Navio, ABS-CBN Legazpi
  547. Sofia Tomacruz, Rappler
  548. Stanley Buenafe Gajete
  549. Steph Semilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  550. Stephanie Asuncion, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  551. Sundy Locus
  552. Sunny Dimasuhid Jr., ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  553. Susan T. Regidor, ABS-CBN Davao
  554. Taher Guiambangan Solaiman, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  555. Tara Yap
  556. Ted Cordero
  557. Teodyver Arquiza, IFM Zamboanga
  558. Tere Cruz-Tenorio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  559. Tina Arceo-Dumlao, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  560. Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  561. Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta,The Weekly Frontpage
  562. Tita Valderama, VERA Files
  563. TJ Burgonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  564. Tonette Orejas, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  565. Tyrone Piad, BusinessMirror
  566. Vanessa Hidalgo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  567. Vann Marlo Villegas
  568. Vanne Terrazola
  569. Veejay Villafranca
  570. Veronica Tapia, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  571. Ves Garcia,
  572. Vina Araneta-Pilapil, ABS-CBN Davao
  573. Vince Nonato,
  574. Vincent Cabreza, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  575. Vincent Paler Gumahad, Peoples’ Guardian Dipolog
  576. Virgil Castillano, ABS-CBN Davao
  577. Virma Rivera
  578. Williamor Magbanua, Phillipine Daily Inquirer
  579. Winona S. Sadia
  580. Wislly Daculiat, ABS-CBN North Mindanao
  581. Xave Gregorio
  582. Yasmin Coles
  583. Zandro Ochona, ABS-CBN News
  584. Zorayda Eva Mustaril, DXAA 92.5 FM and Dipolog Chronicle