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‘We hope President Aquino is sincere in his promise’

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She wanted to be a journalist like her father. But her mother persuaded her not to pursue a career in journalism.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Zaldy Ampatuan asks court to let him post bail

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A day after he pleaded not guilty to the murder of 57 people in Maguindanao in 2009, former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Zaldy Ampatuan formally asked the court to allow him to post bail.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Responsibility and freedom

It was unfortunate for organizers of the ninth Media Nation conference that the event was held on the third anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre. The anniversary drew scores of media practitioners to the streets of Mendiola rather than the cushy confines of Tagaytay City hotel where the summit was held. A statement was released by […]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Media killings: Lessons in impunity, protection


WHEN broadcaster James Licuanan was shot and seriously wounded a day after journalists nationwide commemorated the second anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre last year, Licuanan, or his assailants, wouldn’t have known that the case would validate what many in media have been saying all along—the culture of impunity lingers.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Andal Jr., pa ask court to reverse ruling on military witness


Andal Ampatuan Jr. and his father are asking a Quezon City court to reverse its previous order allowing the prosecution in the Maguindanao massacre trial to present an Army captain as one of its witnesses.

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »