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House members back passage of information law

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

Members of Myanmar's military march in formation during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Media unplugged: SC bars live presscon

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court’s Public Information Office on Tuesday has barred live coverage of its press conference.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe: Right of reply curtails press freedom

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Sen. Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe on Friday urged public pressure against any bid to pass a “right of reply” law in the House of Representatives amid the pork barrel scandal allegedly involving some of its members.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NUJP slams ‘Red’ tag on radio station

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has criticized the military in southern Mindanao for allegedly harassing the staff of a radio station in Tagum City and branding the station as procommunist.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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