Amnesty International urges Calida to withdraw ‘dangerous’ ABS-CBN gag order petition

The international human rights group Amnesty International yesterday urged Solicitor General Jose Calida to withdraw a Supreme Court filing seeking to impose a gag order on embattled media giant ABS-CBN. The network has been fighting for its survival amid a sustained assault from the Duterte administration and its allies in Congress, both of whom have ...

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Cayetano accuses ABS-CBN of ‘deception,’ but insists license row not a free speech issue

Cayetano accuses ABS-CBN of ‘deception,’ but insists license row not a free speech issue

ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal woes have nothing to do with press freedom, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano maintained yesterday, as journalists, activists, and celebrities...

San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon Ang says news report of his son’s death is fake

San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon Ang says news report of his son’s death is fake

Guys, we hate to be buzzkills, but apparently, even in 2020, this still needs to be said: don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Ramon Ang, the president of San...

Despite court victories, water companies no longer asking gov’t to pay back losses after Duterte attacks

Despite court victories, water companies no longer asking gov’t to pay back losses after Duterte attacks

Water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad are no longer seeking to collect the combined nearly PHP11 billion (US$ 216.8 million) they’re owed by the Duterte...

‘Don’t f**k with me’: Duterte rants about Manila Water, Maynilad again

‘Don’t f**k with me’: Duterte rants about Manila Water, Maynilad again

President Rodrigo Duterte once again attacked water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad for allegedly “screwing” the government and the public. The president...

Cayetano says House of Representatives will not discuss ABS-CBN franchise renewal in 2019

Cayetano says House of Representatives will not discuss ABS-CBN franchise renewal in 2019

ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal will not be discussed by the House of Representatives this year, its leader Taguig Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano said today. Cayetano, who is...

‘They are screwing us’: Duterte slams Ayalas and Pangilinan for allegedly onerous water contracts

‘They are screwing us’: Duterte slams Ayalas and Pangilinan for allegedly onerous water contracts

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday lashed out at water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water a week after the latter was awarded damages in a court case against the...

Internal Revenue Bureau, Finance Dep’t shut down gaming operator for alleged tax evasion

Internal Revenue Bureau, Finance Dep’t shut down gaming operator for alleged tax evasion

Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) New Oriental Club88 Corporation, the largest of its kind in the country, was shut down yesterday by the Department of Finance and the...

Regent Foods Corporation says it may leave Pasig City after mayor sides with striking workers

Regent Foods Corporation says it may leave Pasig City after mayor sides with striking workers

Regent Food Corporation (RFC), the snacks company recently accused of mistreating its workers, today threatened to leave Pasig City after Mayor Vico Sotto openly sided with its...

Pasig City Mayor Sotto condemns snacks company for imprisoning workers during strike

Pasig City Mayor Sotto condemns snacks company for imprisoning workers during strike

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto yesterday condemned the owners of Regent Foods Corporation, a company that produces chips and other snacks, for the alleged violent treatment of its...


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