Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

TOO LATE but worth the three-month wait? The search is over, at least for the chairman and two commissioners of the Commission on Elections, and the Office of the President seems to have risen from slumber. Vacant seats in two other constitutional...

[caption id="attachment_16979" align="aligncenter" width="500"] REPORTERS in the Philippines light candles during a commemoration for the Ampatuan Massacre, the single deadliest attack on journalists in the world. Thirty-two media workers and reporters...

By Earl G. Parreno “Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility. Ethical journalism means dedication to accuracy: fact-checking and credible sources." - US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg “Quality journalism enables...

We are printing the full text of the speech given by Rowena Paraan, chairperson of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines given during the forum for World Press Freedom Day in Manila, Philippines entitled "Let Journalism Thrive: The right...

Earl G. Parreno THEY are some of the most destructive land reclamation projects in the country. But unlike other planned developments that have become controversial because of their adverse impact on the environment, these are all taking place almost...

PHILIPPINE regional trial court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes has finally denied the petition for bail of Andal Ampatuan Sr., the principal suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre that led to the death of 58 people, 32 of them journalists and media...

By Cong B. Corrales "ATTORNEY, iuwi nyo na Nanay ko ha?" This poignant plea comes from a boy of six. And all he could do was whisper it in a bashful tone at the airport on Tuesday as lawyer Edre Olalia took his final steps to board the plane for...