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By John Nery
Almost a hundred days ago, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed President Aquino in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
Remember Barry Riddel? The very lovable and hard-driving British journalist who covered Malacañang and the Senate as a correspondent of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) for over 40 years? He died last Dec. 10 from cardiac arrest. He was 76.
By Amando Doronila
President Aquino started the new year by picking a fight with the independent news media. Firing broadsides at his critics in the press, he pledged that as his New Year’s resolution, he would “just ignore” them.
I wish to commend Day Desk chief Juliet Labog-Javellana for her detailed description of the life story of former South African President Nelson Mandela (Front Page, 12/7/13).
We find it unfortunate that the Inquirer statement on the Dasmariñas incident misses the point: The reporter relied on an unnamed source who fed her lies. Not several sources, but principally just one source, as clearly stated in the Dec. 19 story.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine in Camiguin posted an item on his Facebook profile (via a third party) about a so-called news item that purportedly appeared in the Daily Mail: “Food flown to Philippines from UK ends up in shops hundreds of miles…”
By John Nery
The controversy over the Obama “selfie” at the Mandela “funeral” invites us to reconsider the role photographs play in the public space, in the Instagram age.
Nineteen journalists have been killed for their work in the Philippines since Benigno Aquino III assumed the presidency in 2010. And in 2013 alone, at least 66 instances of threats, physical assaults, illegal arrests, libel suits and other forms of harassment were recorded.
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) unleashed winds with an average strength of 235 kph and gustiness running up to 275 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. More than 6 million people are said to have been affected, and hundreds of thousands of families have been left homeless and displaced. Thousands of others were killed.
By John Nery
Read, and wince. “During this time, they said, girls and boys were raped in the dark and had their throats cut and bodies were stuffed in the kitchens while looters and madmen exchanged fire with weapons they had looted.” It won’t be easy to identify which esteemed media organization ran this sensational passage.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
The first images of the fury of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that were sent from the eye of the storm to the outside were from the media persons who were themselves trapped, battered and in near-death situations when the horrific onslaught from sea and sky began and continued for several hours. The sounds and images did not come out fast and easy from devastated Central Philippines. For many hours, communication was dead and those of us in Metro Manila and elsewhere had no idea how deadly Yolanda (international name: “Haiyan”) was, that nothing like this had pounded this country, or this world for that matter, in so many lifetimes.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Watching CNN coverage of Supertyphoon “Haiyan” aka “Yolanda” was frustrating for expatriate Pinoys worrying about friends and relatives back home. The video clips were limited and repeated at every segment when CNN could’ve shared video from Philippine news organizations. I stayed up all night waiting for substantial news that would provide a sense of what was happening on the ground. Instead I heard voices (no video) of near-hysterical individuals who had been asked how they felt having endured the strongest typhoon on record.