Lawmaker cheers lifting of order vs supposedly subversive books 

A MINORITY lawmaker on Monday cheered the language commission’s resolution to rescind an earlier order condemning the publication and distribution of books tagged as subversive.    Last month, the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) released a memorandum that banned five books that supposedly “incite to commit terrorism.”    “We welcome KWF Resolution 27 series of 2022 which […]

SunStar Eye: Cebu Press Freedom at 30

AFTER a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration returned to mostly in-person events from Sept. 17-24, 2022.The 30th staging of the celebration featured forums on cyber libel, cybersecurity, fighting disinformation and historical revisionism and what’s in store for Philippine media under the new administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” […]

Tell it to SunStar: Walden Bello’s arrest: Continuation of a restrictive space for free expression in the Philippines

The Asia Democracy Network denounces the arrest of former congressman, former vice presidential candidate, and rights activist Walden Bello on 8 August 2022 on two counts of cyber libel charges.The charges and arrest are emblematic of the difficult situation for freedom of expression and dissent in the country which has remained unresolved for the longest […]

NexBloc Launches FREEDOM Blockchain Top-Level Domain to Support Global Humanitarian Relief

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Mar 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – NexBloc today announced the creation of the .freedom blockchain top-level domain (bTLD) for use in Web 3.0. Anyone worldwide can purchase .freedom domains such as yourname.freedom with net proceeds going toward global humanitarian aid. Immediate use of funds will focus on bringing […]

Bank Freedom Finance Kazakhstan JSC Launches a Digital Mortgage

Almaty, The Republic of Kazakhstan, March 10, 2022- (SEAPRWire) – Bank Freedom FinanceKazakhstan JSC announces they have digitized mortgage loan by 90%. At the same time in leading countries such as Finland, South Korea, Sweden, USA the level of digitalization of mortgage products reaches just over 30%. In the UK, it is 55%. The UN’s 2020 study examined […]

Freedom Park not going to disappear

THE 2,000 square meters of Cebu City’s historic Freedom Park will not be affected by the Carbon Public Market’s redevelopment. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Market Administrator Irvin Cabales said this was made possible after Acting Mayor Michael Rama made the suggestion to preserve a part of the park where political gatherings, rallies, demonstrations and […]

Freedom Business Summit 2021 Online Will Bring Together 2000+ Worldwide Freedom Business Entrepreneurs

Delhi, India, Oct 20, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – This year on 6-7 November, 2021 we decided to bring together 2000+ the world’s best entrepreneurs to learn proven strategies, get proven systems to build a freedom business, build a winning mindset, and run your business globally from freedom entrepreneurs, world travelers, global investors […]

Pacquiao to jail thieves in govt

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao made a bold statement in Cebu City on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, saying he decided to run for the highest elective office because he wanted to send the corrupt government officials to jail. “Nagdesisyon ko nga modagan kay kahibaw ko sa akong buhaton. Mao gyud na akong pangandoy nga […]

Strategic competition between HR managers

The chief executive officer (CEO) of a newly established $10-million enterprise hired two junior human resource (HR) managers at the same time. They were told to handle specialized functions. Manager A is in charge of recruitment, compensation, benefits, and organizational development, while B handles training, employee engagement, discipline, and employee relations. The two managers were […]

Libre: Freedom

Freedom is a cause worth fighting for. People sacrifice their lives in the name of freedom. It is important for those who enjoy the freedom won from rulers and aggressors to mark the event with meaningful activities. On June 12, 2021, the Philippines observes the 123rd anniversary when Emilio Aguinaldo raised the flag of the […]

Editorial: Spreading information for public good

CHOOSE and verify information before sharing. Thirty years after the Windhoek Declaration, the campaign to uphold independence and pluralism in communication continues, specially in these times when new tools and conflicting agenda turn communication into a complicated and fraught arena. On April 29-May 3, 1991, African independent journalists formally declared their support for press freedom, […]