Articles worth reading
Photo Courtesy of University of the Philippines Los Ba%uFFFDos

1.83 million college students receive vaccines

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

A total of 1,839,846 college students have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair J. Prospero de Vera III said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In an online media briefing, de Vera said the figure ...

Housing czar Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario / DHSUD

Del Rosario wants to sustain gains in housing sector - PNA

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario on Wednesday said the government gains from pushing through decent and affordable housing units for all Filipinos should be sustained. In a statement, del Ro...

Enderun launches mobile app 

account_balanceCaloocan access_time5 days ago

Enderun Colleges recently introduced the Enderun app, an exclusive mobile phone app that offers students, faculty, employees, and alumni a new way to stay connected. The Enderun app revolutionises student life by introducing a fun and engaging way to...

Metro News

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Gov't respects Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize

account_balanceMetro News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Malacañang on Tuesday maintained its stance on the awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

“The Philippines is a democratic society and every view, regardless of affiliation, must be accorded with respect,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement.

Roque made the remark, after the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) schooled him about censorship of Filipino journalists under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte.

On Monday, Roque said Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize award is “not a slap” on the government’s face as “no one has ever been censored in the Philippines.”

Reacting to Roque’s statement, the NUJP on Tuesday said the Philippine press has been “under siege” for the last five years.

“As someone who once stood before the Supreme Court bench and defended the freedom of the press against the Cybercrime Prevention Act, you should know that censorship comes in many forms,” the NUJP said. “If you refuse to listen to the journalists who you used to represent, just ask your former colleagues in the human rights community.”

Roque maintained that while the Palace congratulates Maria Ressa for winning the Nobel Prize Award, it also agrees with National Artist F. Sionil’s opinion about her award.

He also backed Jose’s statement that the Philippine press is “alive”.

“Having said this, we regard F. Sionil Jose's opinion as the better view of the state of the press freedom in the country,” Roque said.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, citing their efforts “to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

LGUs have power over mandatory vaccination

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Local government units (LGUs) have the authority to impose mandatory inoculation against Covid-19 and eliminate hesitancy and brand preference, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DI...

Presidential adviser wants shorter mandatory quarantine 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 hour ago

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has appealed to the government to revert the mandatory quarantine in accredited facilities or hotels to three days as many overseas Filipinos plan to spend their Christm...

Ernest John Obiena

Obiena vows to continue to represent PH

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has assured that he will continue to represent the Philippines despite offers to switch allegiances, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The world number six pole vaulter confirmed late Monday night t...

Return of face shield policy opposed

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

A leader of the House of Representatives on Tuesday said the government should implement strict border control measures instead of re-imposing the mandatory wearing of face shields to directly address the spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature