Lawmakers urged to prove independence as Duterte plans to veto any new franchise for ABS-CBN

“Perhaps it is not too late for the members of the House of Representatives to salvage their reputations, to prove that they are what the Constitution charges them to be, members of a co-equal and independent branch of government, and no longer the willing accomplices to the continuing siege on press freedom and all our other rights and liberties.”

International groups worried about the arrest of woman journalist, urge PH government to stop red-tagging

“While there has been no offered evidence of any such links, Philippine officials’ increasing penchant for such “red-tagging” is reckless, irresponsible, and dangerous. When amplified by no less than the highest ranking enforcers of government and the law  they inevitably compromise any guarantees of due process.”