July 2015 monitor Archives - CMFR

  • Reporting the South China Sea Dispute: Lack of context still at issue

    Associate Justice Carpio’s public lecture provided the necessary historical and empirical context to shed light on the causes of the dispute and explained the significant stakes involved and the... Read more

  • Front page PR for lothario drink

    JEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for publishing on its front page a story that carries to new heights reportage on trivia. The subject: how several lawmakers seem... Read more

  • Serious charges, unidentified sources

    ON MARCH 5, the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) issued an order to deport an alleged Chinese crime lord named Wang Bo who is being sought by the... Read more

  • An incident becomes a war

    IN THE afternoon of June 18, a group of University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman students armed with baseball bats and lead pipes attacked two others inside the campus.... Read more

  • An ad masquerading as a report

    JEERS TO the Manila Bulletin for making an advertisement look like a news article. Read more

  • Instant celebrity

    JEERS TO The Manila Times for publishing on its front page a report on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s guesting at a primetime comedy-variety show that belonged more in... Read more

  • Careless and simplistic about suicide

    JEERS TO several news organizations for another careless coverage on a suicide case. Read more

  • PR in Op-Eds

    JEERS TO three major newspapers for publishing opinion articles that seemed to have been based on press releases. They not only used the same words; they also served the... Read more

  • Misleading

    JEERS TO The Daily Tribune for its misleading story on the cause of further delays on the Pag-asa Island repairs. Read more

  • Aquino’s hair

    JEERS TO The Philippine Star for publishing a report on President Benigno Aquino III’s jokes in his speech during the graduation rites of the Technical Education and Skills Development... Read more