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Citing lack of evidence, Ressa asks Manila court to dismiss cyber libel case

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends to her arraignment on Tuesday, April 16, 2018, at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46. Ressa and her co-accused, former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr, pleaded not guilty to one count of cyber libel before Judge Montesa. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Sandiganbayan denies PCGG appeal over Batangas beachfront property

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The anti-graft court upholds its April 2019 order for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to reimburse Ramon Quisumbing P40 million for the improvements on the property

DENIED. The Sandiganbayan denies the government's appeal over a contested property in Mabini, Batangas. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] ‘Tuloy ang laban!’

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.

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Dec 19, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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Cebu journalists seek charges vs 'fake news' page admin

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Cebu Flash Report Facebook page has posted about a supposed bomb in Lapu-Lapu City, and also about an alleged canine distemper virus outbreak in Liloan town – both false news

FIGHT VS FAKE NEWS. CFBJ President Elias Baquero is interviewed by Cebu reporters following the meeting with PRO 7 director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

The police's menace of guns, power, and machismo

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

When we give a gun to a person tasked to police and protect us, do we hope or do we worry?

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:06 PM

According to the International Federation of Journalists Larry Que is the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration

INVESTIGATE. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella call on authorities to investigate the death of Larry Que – the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Journalist survives ambush in Pangasinan

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:27 AM

UPDATED The attack is the second on a journalist this year says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Lawmaker wants protection program for journalists

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The proposed Journalist Protection Security and Benefit Act seeks to protect members of the media who have reasonable grounds to believe that their lives are in danger

MEDIA SAFETY. The Philippines remains one of the most deadly places for journalists in the world.

Duterte on media killings: 'What can I do?'

Jun 03, 2016 - 10:29 AM

The president elect is dismissive and vague about how he intends to address the alarming rate of media killings in the Philippines

DUTERTE AND MEDIA. Duterte holds a media briefing at the Presidential Guesthouse at DPWH Depot Compound, Panacan, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Journalist shot dead in Manila – police

May 28, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Alex Balcoba is the second journalist to be murdered in the Philippines this year and the 34th since 2010 when President Benigno Aquino III came to power

ANOTHER JOURNALIST KILLED. A Filipino funeral parlor worker closes a door of a morgue next to the remains of slain journalist Alex Balcoba in Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

'Lifelong journalist,' ex-press secretary Rodolfo Reyes dies

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED He is remembered kindly and respected highly by all those whose lives were touched by his humble and gentle ways Malacañang says of Reyes a multi awarded journalist who served two presidents

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Rodolfo T. Reyes served the Ramos and Estrada administrations. Photo from the Ateneo Library of Women's Writings

Gunmen kill radio reporter in Zamboanga del Sur

Feb 17, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Elvis Ordaniza 49 of radio dxWO is the first journalist killed this year in the Philippines according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

KILLED. Radio reporter Elvis Ordaniza is the latest journalists to be killed in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the International Federation of Journalists

Aquino on 'Tita Letty': Her look turned blood into ice

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:06 AM

The President says Letty Jimenez Magsanoc the Inquirer s late editor in chief was a strict taskmaster watching the government

REMEMBERING 'TITA LETTY.' President Benigno Aquino III shares his memories of Inquirer co-founder and editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc after a mass held in her honor on December 29, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'Change doesn’t come swiftly and in dramatic ways'

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We hold a mirror to society bear witness and in doing so etch marks in our collective memory so that we do not forget

CNN Philippines cameraman shot dead in Cavite

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED Jonathan Oldan will be the 27th journalist to be killed under the Aquino administration if his death is proven to be work related says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

DEATH IN CAVITE. Jonathan Oldan, CNN Philippines driver and assistant cameraman, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Cavite on June 25, 2015. Photo from CNN Philippines

Maria Ressa is Rotary Club of Manila's Journalist of the Year

May 22, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The first Rotary club in Asia also recognizes 6 other individuals and 6 media organizations

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa receiving her award from the Rotary Club of Manila. Photo by Rappler

PH 3rd most dangerous country for journalists in 2013

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:31 PM

A report by the International News Safety Institute shows more print journalists were killed and more were killed during peace time