Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales WHILE various political and economic issues have dogged the country this year, a big majority of Filipinos still maintain a hopeful outlook for next year, a recent survey by a creditable pollster showed. The Pulse Asia Research’s...

Country's ranking improves in latest transparency survey JUST FIVE days shy of the United Nations-declared International Anti-Corruption Day, the Philippines showed a slightly better score in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of an international...

Timely salaries for frontliners crucial in battle against epidemic A WORKER who is paid well and on time will always be more effective and productive. A United Nations organization says that timely payment of salaries of Ebola frontline workers are...

By Julius D. Mariveles IT IS as certain as the sun rising in the East: investigative journalism is still needed in Asia. Not only that Asia is home to more than 4.3 billion people or 60 percent of the global population, it is also here where...

By Julius D. Mariveles KEVLAR helmets and bullet-proof vests may not be the ultimate guarantees to keep a journalist alive. And safety is not only the responsibility of the individual reporter, it should also be the concern of editors and the news...

A GATHERING of hundreds of journalists and press freedom advocates from around the world, and the lighting of a million candles to rekindle dimming hopes and to light the way for justice will mark the commemoration of the Ampatuan Massacre on November...

FROM THE ranges of the Himalayas, to the steppes of Thimphu, the rolling hills of Kerala, to the concrete streets of Manila, journalists from at least 25 countries across Asia and other parts of the world will gather two days from now to share with each...