JEERS TO THE ABS-CBN, GMA7, Solar TV, TV5, and the Manila Bulletin for their careless reporting of a suicide at the Metro Rail Transit Guadalupe station last May 8.
REPORTER NIKKO Dizon, whose byline appeared in the April 24 Philippine Daily Inquirer article “Bayan clears NPA: No extortion, it’s civil war”, covers the defense beat for the said newspaper. She recently completed her Master’s in National Security Administration at the National Defense College of the Philippines and has been commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Force, according to an Inquirer report.
JEERS TO THE Philippine Daily Inquirer for the flagrant inaccuracies in its front page story “NDF Anniversary: Bayan Muna clears NPA: No extortion, it’s civil war” dated April 24 (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/396177/bayan-defends-npa-says-ambush-not-case-of-extortion#ixzz2RMxxluBv) that tend to put a party list group in a bad light.
CMFR/Philippines – A politician and his aides mauled and attempted to shoot members of a television crew covering an alleged vote-buying incident in Ozamis City last 12 May 2013, the eve of the Philippine midterm elections.
A broadcaster allegedly staged her own abduction last 12 May 2013 to preempt her getting killed.
IT’S BEGINNING to look like a stretch, but assuming the integrity of the May 2013 mid-term exercise—meaning the votes cast were accurately counted by the Comelec’s problematic PCOS machines and transmitted—the efforts of individual Netizens as well as groups to influence the outcome seems to have come to naught.
The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) wrote the Department of Interior and Local Government to to take necessary actions against a police director involved in unjustly arresting radio broadcaster in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
Maria Lourdes “Nini” Cabaero is the second recipient of the Sandra Burton-Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists.