ERMIN GARCIA: ABS-CBN charged for violation of franchise, not for abusive language or false statements

Press freedom cannot be invoked to defend and promote a media outlet’s business operations KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. Not only does ABS-CBN have all the latitude and airtime to discuss and reject charges filed by Sol-Gen Calida. It has talents, writers, … Continue reading ERMIN GARCIA: ABS-CBN charged for violation of franchise, not for abusive language or false statements

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SONNY MENDOZA, Davao City columnist dies

              SONNY MENDOZA, veteran columnist of Davao City has died. Mendoza for years wrote the column PERCEPTIONS which was published in several local Davao City dailies like Sunstar Davao and Mindanao Times and briefly the Durian Post weekly. Before joining the Davao media scene, Mendoza worked for the National Media Production Center where he dablled in news reporting and television production. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mindanao Press Foundation. Mendoza died on Thursday after a lingering illness. His daughter Continue reading SONNY MENDOZA, Davao City columnist dies

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DAVAO CITY COUNCIL TOLD TO DECLARE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER CALUMNISTS AMANDO DORONILA, PATRICIA EVANGELISTA AS PERSONA NON GRATA

EDITORIAL BY ROGER M. BALANZA  UNFRIENDLY TO DABAWENYOS Manila print journalists, calumnists, este, columnists, in particular, had a holiday crucifying Mayor Sara Inday Duterte for having punched court sheriff Abe Andres who refused to heed her plea to stop the implementation of a court-ordered demolition on July 1 that would have rendered more than 200 urban poor families in Agdao district. Inday Sara has been pushed into the media limelight for the ‘Sara punch,’ gaining for her a certain level of popularity but there was a downside to it that should raise the hackles of the Dabawenyos.                                                                                    cartoon by … Continue reading DAVAO CITY COUNCIL TOLD TO DECLARE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER CALUMNISTS AMANDO DORONILA, PATRICIA EVANGELISTA AS PERSONA NON GRATA

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HOUSE CLEANING IN THE AFP

COMMENTARY By SONNY MENDOZA                 The current congressional inquiry into the AFP fund scam is certainly an eye-opener for most Filipinos who have been following the Garcia investigation. More than three hundred million pesos of the AFP funds had been diverted into the pockets of a few high ranking officers in the military establishment, according to reports, and the investigating authorities are still trying to determine how Gen. Carlos Garcia could get away with it.                 Is it possible that he and he alone are responsible and that nobody else above or below him is involved? As it is beginning … Continue reading HOUSE CLEANING IN THE AFP

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