Members of the various media organizations took turns in criticizing House Speaker Prospero C. Nograles for instituting repressive measures against journalists perceived to be critical of his administration in the lower chamber by filing libel charges against them.
The latest media reaction came as an offshoot of the libel case filed by Nograles versus Roger Balanza, editor of the Davao weekly Durian Post and his publisher Edgar Velez, on charges of maligning Nograles and his office.
Balanza was charged by Nograles for the article titled “Does he deserve your vote? Nogie shaming city before world, nation” at the Durian Post dated February 15-21, 2010.
Mario Maximo Solis, who heads the Standards Authority (SA) of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas in Region 11 (KBP-11) lambasted Nograles for getting back at media personalities who apparently drew the latter’s ire in the publications and news stories that get published as well as the commentaries that get aired. Continue reading