Statement of National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemning Army’s attempt to bar Davao Today’s reporter, Kath M. Cortez, from covering Marawi protest released on March 31, 2018.
We appeal to you to let Marawi be rebuilt the way our ancestors did: one house at a time, one masjid at a time. One village at a time. We welcome those who are willing to help us in this endeavor, for the challenges are daunting and the costs are high. We appeal though that please help us rebuild according to our will in pursuit of the will of Allah (swt). Stand with us, help us, please, be one of us.
Year after year, the rituals of Holy Week will come and go. But how have they transform us? Perhaps this year, as we go about the rituals and liturgies, we could make a difference if we try to listen to the voices of those crying for justice, to cross the borders of difference and animosity, and to walk the paths of the people closest to Jesus heart: the poor and the sinner.
To express one’s dissent is of course not the ultimate solution to everything, but it is incorrect to dismiss it as useless. It is only when we talk that we generate better ideas; it is only when we generate better ideas that we create better policies; it is only when better policies are created that we, our actions are better directed.
Speech of Bro. Carlito “Karl” Gaspar, Ph.D., one of this years’ Datu Bago Awardees, during the conferment ceremony on March 13, 2018 held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City. The award is the highest honor given by the local government of Davao City to its outstanding constituents.
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It isn’t just Kodao Productions, Rappler, VeraFiles, NUJP or the Catholic Media Center that are under siege, but press freedom, free expression, and the entire Philippine media and press community as well—and with it, the rights and liberties and future of the Filipino people. The Philippine press and media must transcend their narrow interests, and expand their awareness enough to come together for the nation’s sake.
The cancellation of the peace negotiations let loose the floodgates of bloodshed, human rights violations against unarmed peasant communities and indigenous peoples, avarice and arrogance among top government officials.
“…we call on the military to police their ranks and ensure that there are no more trampling on the rights of the people, especially the embattled Maranaos.”