By Joan Orendain
The Liwayway press on Pasong Tamo, Makati City, like so many other bigger printing establishments, situates its printing press on the ground floor, the assembly and shipping sections located at the farthest end of the same floor of that long building, all of which sections provide an awesome panorama when seen through glass panels from the second floor—all the more awesome for the fact that the next sheet it will churn through its rollers could be your printed story.
By Nick Joaquin
Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.
Mayor Belen Fernandez on Monday welcomed any investigation on her alleged link to the shooting and wounding of a local radio station manager here.
By DJ Yap
President Benigno Aquino III may not have mentioned the Freedom of Information Bill in his State of the Nation Address, but lawmakers, at the prodding of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., expressed support Wednesday for its passage.
Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday, July 10 to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.