Fernan Angeles, reporter for the Daily Tribune, was seriously injured after being shot six times on March 11 near his home in Pasig, located in Manila. According to his wife, Gemma Angeles, the reporter was dragged into an alley by three men, beaten, and then shot with a 45-calibre handgun. The…Full Article PHILIPPINES JOURNALIST DEATH WATCH: The Bloody Assault on Journalists Continues
Isagani Yambot, publisher of the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper, one of the Philippines’ leading newspapers, passed away on March 2 at the age of 77 after an unsuccessful cardiac bypass surgery. Yambot was an active journalist from the days of the Marcos regime and continued to mentor young journalists, emphasizing…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Another Legendary Journalist Dead, Though Not By Violence
Amidst raging pop stars and celebrity gossip queens, Armed Forces Chief Lieutenant General Jessie Dellosa jumped on the Twitter bandwagon after encouragement from his children. His account @CSAFP gained over 60 followers within hours. Dellosa’s first tweet reads, “This is the official twitter account of the Chief of Staff, AFP.…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Tittering About General’s Twitter
Forget about the old-fashioned police sketch artist! Student iGeeks come to the rescue. The Bank of the Philippines Islands Department of Science and Technology awarded a student team in St. Louis University (SLU) in Baguio with Best Project of the Year for 2012 in a competition that recognizes the excellence…Full Article PHILIPPINES: How the Media Can Help the Police Get Their Man!
Speaking of extremely dubious distinctions … Christopher Guarin, publisher of Tatak News Nationwide and presenter for radio station dxMD, was shot dead earlier this month in General Santos City, making him the first Asian journalist to be killed in 2012.Full Article PHILIPPINES: Is Aquino Finally Taking Assassinations Seriously?
This past week marks the two-year anniversary of the massacre in the town of Ampatuan in northern Mindanao. Fifty-eight people were killed in the massacre, thirty-three of them, journalists.Full Article PHILIPPINES: Gunning for Journalists?
Nearly two years after the Maguindanao massacre in which 32 journalists were murdered, the Catholic-run radio station dzVT in Luzon has been hit with an arson attack that destroyed 10 million pesos (about 230 thousand USD) worth of transmission equipment. The police believe the fire started in the dead of night and found…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Radio Station Latest Target in Wave of Media Attacks as Government Falls Asleep