Davao City police blocked the media trying to enter the gates of United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Haran, Davao City. This was after some 50 men wielding bolos, members of the paramilitary group Alamara, began tearing down the fence of the UCCP’s Haran Center on Saturday morning.
“We will not lose our family.” — Vice Ganda
“We call on Congress to do what is right and immediately pass the bill to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise.”
The new decade poses possible threat to ABS-CBN as the broadcast corporation’s franchise expiration approaches in less than two months, and with President Duterte’s ongoing tirades against the network’s franchise renewal.
The dedication of the creative team and the cast to remain true to the roots of the tribes in the Philippines sends a clear message of how they wanted the younger generation of Filipinos to re-educate themselves on our culture.
“We expect nothing less than a conviction especially those directly responsible and involved in the killings. Otherwise, the mockery of justice and the culture of impunity will continue to reign and worsen.”
“It (the ruling) is a rebuke against the continued exploitation of media workers through contractualization.”
“If we don’t fight now, when we grow up, we won’t have anything to fight for because it’s already too late.”
“With this ruling, we are hopeful that the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth will come out and that not only will it decisively and ultimately impel Indonesia to make her reprieve permanent or free her by any legal or political means, that all the perpetrators of the misery she went through will be made to pay, but also that this precedent will contribute to providing succor to many others who will be victims of circumstance and injustice which can all be traced from our economic and social ills.”
“The government’s view is: if you don’t want to be red-tagged then you need to condemn certain parties, which isn’t what a journalist does.”
The NUJP reminded state security forces forces that “ their mandate is to preserve and protect democracy, along with all the rights and freedoms that go with it, not stifle.”