December 2014 monitor Archives - CMFR

  • Highlighting a policy need

    Cheers to the Manila Bulletin for highlighting the need for a national policy on shelter development—something one does not see regularly in the Philippine press. It also reminded journalists... Read more

  • Probing anomalies

    Cheers to Investigative Documentaries for further probing the unabated practice of anomalous infrastructure project deals. Read more

  • Bulletin’s “miracle”

    Jeers to the Manila Bulletin for a report that had its readers asking: “Wait, what?” Last Dec. 9, the Bulletin reported that a 90-year-old man in Aklan had reportedly died... Read more

  • Expensive PR piece

    Jeers to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for letting its Dec. 14 “Talk of the Town” special turn into a PR piece for the government’s Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF),... Read more

  • Unsubstantiated claim

    Jeers to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for publishing an unsubstantiated claim from embattled Vice-President Jejomar Binay, further muddling up the current discourse and debate regarding the political controversies involving... Read more

  • Context seriously missing

    Jeers to the Manila Bulletin for failing to provide context in a Dec. 15 report on politician and political kingpin Luis “Chavit” Singson, who heads the Singson political dynasty... Read more

  • Small-scale mining revisited

    CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for its two-part special on small-scale mining and how a small community in South Cotabato can serve as a template for small-scale mines... Read more

  • Background missing

    JEERS TO The Philippine Star for failing to provide background in a story involving suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima. Read more

  • Explaining the different “Ruby” forecasts

    CHEERS TO GMA News Online for explaining what was in everybody’s minds as Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) was approaching the Philippines: Why did the forecasts of Ruby's path not agree? Read more

  • Callous Korina

    JEERS TO TV Patrol’s Korina Sanchez for her insensitive and irresponsible remarks on Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in her program’s Dec. 3 newscast. Read more