Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...

We are reposting this article originally titled "Brazilian investigative journalist beheaded" and first published on the website of the International Press Institute on May 21, 2015.  By Elena Pramesberger, IPI Contributor VIENNA, May 21, 2015 – A...

By Cong B. Corrales A WEAK AND EFFETE Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be like giving the Bangsamoro people "a house without a roof" or "plates without food." This was how peace advocates from Mindanao and Manila responded to recent statements by...

By Ferdinandh Cabrera Contributor TAMONTAKA, Awang Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao -- While gunfire and bombs rained on residents of Datu Unsay and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in this province, about 60 young Mindanaons gathered here recently for a peace...

Text and photos by  Cong B. Corrales A SEA OF RED banners, pennants, shirts, and streamers engulfed Liwasang Bonifacio yet again on May Day 2015. The site of countless protest rallies against dictatorship, corruption, and violations of people’s...

[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...