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Democracy under Aquino rule a tenuous claim

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Quezon Chapter strongly condemns the fatal attack against our colleague Rubylita Garcia, 52, a reporter for Remate.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unfair game

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As impunity goes, the murder of Rubylita Garcia ranks way up there. Garcia was a 52-year-old reporter who had worked for Remate for more than 20 years.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Malice an overstaying ‘despotic derelict’

A singularly pernicious impairment of freedom of (cyber)speech lurking in the present law is the legal presumption that “every defamatory imputation is presumed to be malicious, even if it be true, if no good intention and justifiable motive for making it is shown . . .” (Article 354, Republic Act No. 3815)

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

On FOI bill: hope stronger than fear

Last Nov. 26, the House of Representatives’ committee on public information held its second meeting where it tackled the various Freedom of Information (FOI) bills. We, youth leaders, attended the hearing and were able to witness the discussions and various manifestations from the committee members. (For almost a decade, FOI advocates have been campaigning in every Congress for a transparent and accountable government. And they are wary of those who wish to delay the enactment of an FOI law.)

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Like yesterday

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So when are we going to have a Freedom of Information Act?

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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