The Office of the Solicitor General's attempt to close down ABS-CBN is a direct attack against the shared freedom of all citizens.
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has launched a search for a new executive director following the decision of Malou Mangahas -- PCIJ executive director over the last 11 years -- to retire effective December 31, 2019.
Ombudsman Martires knew that as a public official with expertise and mandate on the issues raised, he was speaking face to face with a journalist with a legitimate journalistic purpose, on a matter of public interest. The conversation occurred in a public space and even with the full knowledge and in full view of his own personnel from the Office of the Ombudsman.
The Ampatuans and their associates had 597 bank accounts, 500 hectares of real property assets, 130 motor vehicles, 420 firearms, and a private army many hundreds strong. Their scions now stand accused in the murder of 58 persons, including 32 journalists and media workers, in the Ampatuan Massacre of Nov. 23, 2009.