RAPPLER JOURNALISTS MAY RAISE CYBER LIBEL CONVICTION TO COURT OF APPEALS

Rappler executive editor and chief executive officer Maria Angelita Ressa and writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. who were found guilty of cyber libel by a Manila court may raise an appeal with the Court of Appeals (CA), their counsel said. Defense … Continue reading RAPPLER JOURNALISTS MAY RAISE CYBER LIBEL CONVICTION TO COURT OF APPEALS

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HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS: Ressa, Santos conviction an assault to media freedom

Conviction highlights the ability of the Philippines’ abusive leader to manipulate the laws to go after critical media  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday slammed the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. for … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS: Ressa, Santos conviction an assault to media freedom

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PANELO TO FILE LIBEL RAPS VS. RAPPLER, INQUIRER

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo is filing libel charges against the online news site Rappler for reporting that he “endorsed” and “recommended” the early release of convicted rapist and murderer former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez. At … Continue reading PANELO TO FILE LIBEL RAPS VS. RAPPLER, INQUIRER

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DAVAO BROADCASTER GAGS SELF, CLEANS FACEBOOK POSTS OVER FAKE NEWS VS. FLOIRENDO

The manager of a radio station in Davao City has stopped broadcasting his public affairs radio program and totally cleaned up his Facebook account of libelous politically-slanted posts over accusation he was spreading fake news. Michael Manguhig, radio station manager … Continue reading DAVAO BROADCASTER GAGS SELF, CLEANS FACEBOOK POSTS OVER FAKE NEWS VS. FLOIRENDO

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ANDANAR assures no public funds wasted in Europe “Rappler caravan”

There will be no public funds wasted in the government’s Press Freedom Caravan in European countries to discuss media-related issues, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said on Monday.  PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar made this clarification after saying in an … Continue reading ANDANAR assures no public funds wasted in Europe “Rappler caravan”

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DURIAN POST EDITOR, PUBLISHER ACQUITTED IN NOGRALES LIBEL RAPS

The Regional Trial Court in Davao City has acquitted two print journalists in libel cases filed by former House Speaker Prospero Nograles in 2010. The October 16, 2017 decision by RTC Branch 11 Judge Leo Tolentino Madrazo dismissing  2 consolidated … Continue reading DURIAN POST EDITOR, PUBLISHER ACQUITTED IN NOGRALES LIBEL RAPS

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100 DAVAO JOURNALISTS TO SUE PAMATONG OVER DEATH THREATS

 FOR THREATENING TO KILL THEM BY FIRING SQUAD, about 100 Davao City journalists are separately filing criminal charges against a self-proclaimed lawyer, who had been described once as “crazy.” Ely Pamatong had threatened to kill by firing squad the journalists … Continue reading 100 DAVAO JOURNALISTS TO SUE PAMATONG OVER DEATH THREATS

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PAMATONG THREATENS TO EXECUTE DAVAO JOURNALISTS BY FIRING SQUAD

A self-proclaimed lawyer who had previously filed libel charges against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and newspaper publisher and editor Roger Balanza has stirred another ruckus this time threatening to kill by firing squad Davao City journalists who did not … Continue reading PAMATONG THREATENS TO EXECUTE DAVAO JOURNALISTS BY FIRING SQUAD

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