Statement by AlterMidya (People’s Alternative Media Network) during the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2023. This…
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On World Press Freedom Day, we remind ourselves that while there have been victories — in court, with the acquittal of Maria Ressa and Rappler of tax cases, for example — many, far too many of us are still facing threats and that our freedom is still fragile.
The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG), a network of farmer-scientists, has called on local governments to take the lead in preventing the commercial release of genetically modified crops Golden Rice and Bacillus thuringiensis eggplant, citing potential dangers.
The regional office of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC-XI) has proposed to ease the telephone companies’ requirement of valid government identification (ID) cards from citizens as the deadline for SIM (subscriber identity module) card registration extends to 90 more days.
While authorities hailed the arrest of Casilao and labeled him as a “communist terrorist,” his lawyers and family decry this tagging.
On the commemoration of International Women’s Day, Wednesday, members of the LGBTQ+ community joined the rally led by Gabriela-Davao at Freedom Park in Roxas Avenue to push for social equality and campaign against the pervasive violence against women and children. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
Five earthquakes with epicenter in New Bataan were recorded by the Philippine Volcanology Institute of Volcanology (Phivolcs).
Leaders of an indigenous community in Davao de Oro have protested the recognition of a chairman for an indigenous people’s group in a Davao de Oro town by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
The city government’s direction of modernizing public transport is making jeepney drivers worried as their units will be phased out and they will lose their source of income.
The drone light show was hyped as the first in the city, organized by Manic Nightnings Event Productions, and was one of the most anticipated events.