Baguio mayor calls on NTF-ELCAC officials to fact-check, observe due process

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Retired Police General and Baguio City mayor Benjamin Magalong urged the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) officials to check their facts and uphold due process before giving statements supporting accusing local officials of communist rebels. During his March 22 press conference, the mayor expressed dismay for … Read more

Void Rappler-Comelec fact-check deal for violating free speech

MANILA, Philippines – In yet another novel pleading, Solicitor General Jose Calida went to the Supreme Court Monday, March 7, pleading to void Rappler’s fact-checking agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) saying that fact checks violates free speech. “Such power granted by Comelec in favor of Rappler clearly constitutes prior restraint on freedom of … Read more