More media organizations, including the New York-based Human Rights Watch, are calling for the immediate repeal of the newly passed Philippine anti-cyber crime law which included internet libel as a criminal offense. “The Cybercrime Prevention Act actually broadens the scope of a libel law so antiquated and draconian that the United Nations Human Rights Council...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine governor who whacked a broadcaster on the head with a microphone has been suspended for a month. President Benigno Aquino III ordered Gov. Jocel Baac of northern Kalinga province suspended without pay a year after a video showed him bursting into DZRK radio studio and attacking announcer Jerome Tabanganay....
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two motorcyle-riding gunmen have shot and wounded a radio commentator in the central Philippines in the latest attack on journalists in the country. Senior Police Inspector Stephen Somosot says Fernando Gabio was outside his home in Iloilo city on Friday when the assailants fired three shots, hitting Gabio’s leg. The 62-year-old...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine men’s magazine has apologized and pulled its cover after critics described it as racist. FHM Philippines said Monday it has decided to change the cover of its March issue which showed a fair-skinned actress, Bela Padilla, in a hot pink bikini flanked by dark-skinned women in black bikinis. The...
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 12 launched a manhunt for the suspected gunman who shot and killed General Santos publisher Christopher Guarin on the evening of January 5 following the filing of a murder case Wednesday morning. CIDG regional chief and Task Force Guarin vice chair Senior Supt. Albert Ignatius Ferro...
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