CMFR/PHILIPPINES – Several journalists reported being harassed while covering the dispersal of the picket of farmers in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on 1 April 2016. The farmers were rallying to demand from the local government relief subsidies due to poor harvests because of prolonged drought.
Radio broadcaster convicted of libel, radio station ordered to close in Gingoog City
CMFR/ Philippines- A radio blocktimer was convicted of libel while a local radio station was ordered to stop operations in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. Misamis Oriental is 1389 kilometers south of Metro Manila.
Radio reporter shot dead in Zamboanga del Sur; first journalist killed in 2016
CMFR/Philippines – An unidentified assailant shot dead a radio broadcaster inside his house in Purok Bagong Silang, Poblacion, Zamboanga del Sur on February 16. Zamboanga del Sur is 1156 kilometers south of Manila.
$81-Million Bank Heist: Unnecessary, Irrelevant Racial Reference
JEERS TO the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star for its repeated and often unnecessary and irrelevant racial reference to the suspects in the money laundering scandal implicating the a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and businessmen involved in casino operations.