Duterte hails ‘bonafide’ media as ‘partners for change’

/ 05:56 PM July 25, 2016

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said his administration would not tolerate violation and repression of media.


During his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the joint session of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives, Duterte said the media are his “partners for change.”

He made the statement after he drew flak for supposedly condoning extrajudicial killings of corrupt media practitioners who were paid to attack or defend politicians.


READ: Duterte: Media corruption root cause of journalists’ killings 

Duterte had said before that journalists in the payroll of politicians are risking being killed for getting involved in corruption.
“This government does not condone violation and repression of media,” Duterte said in his Sona.

“The bonafide media [have] always been our partners for change,” he added.

Duterte appeared to be extending a hand of reconciliation to media when he announced that he had formed a superbody to investigate the extrajudicial killings of journalists./rga

READ: Duterte dares media: Boycott me!



Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 17th Congress, Duterte state of the nation address, Nation, news, Sona 2016
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.