Category: News in Pictures

Journalists, press freedom advocates call anew for ABSCBN franchise renewal

MANILA – Progressives and press freedom advocates held a protest action today, Feb. 26, outside the Supreme Court, where an urgent quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN is currently lodged. The protest action is part of the continuing call for the franchise renewal of one of the biggest media network amid the shrinking democratic space in…

ABS-CBN workers join candle lighting to call for franchise renewal

MANILA — Rank and file employees of television giant ABS-CBN joined the second Black Friday protest calling for their franchise renewal. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) organized the said nationwide silent protest and candle lighting on Jan. 24. Dressed in black and holding a tarpaulin bearing the call, #YEStoABSCBNFranchiseRenewal, members of…

Climate strikers : ‘We are the light amid darkness’

MANILA- “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible!” Filipino youths chanted as they marched in a lantern parade calling for climate justice in the streets of Manila, early this evening. Dubbed the “Global Climate Strike: Pailaw sa Kalikasan,” the Christmas-themed activity is part of the coordinated actions held worldwide on Nov. 29. Some 300…

P55-M cauldron could have been spent for live-saving treatment, equipment — health coalition

The groups said the P55 million ($982,323) spent for a cauldron in the SEA Games could have been used for life-saving purposes such as full-course of anti-TB medicines for 12,500 patients; one session of hemodialysis for 14,285 patients; CT scan for 6,250 patients; 161 units of mechanical ventilators/respirators, among others.