Cebu media loses veteran journalist Elias Baquero [1959-2023]

Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s official statement Saturday, January 14, 2023 *** CEBU just lost a multi-media practitioner whose work in community media had spanned more than three decades. Elias O. Baquero died of cardiac arrest Saturday, January 14, 2023. He would’ve turned 64 this July 10. Elias O. Baquero (EOB) was one of a few Cebu […]

Bill seeks mandatory insurance, hazard pay for journalists 

A BILL that will provide mandatory insurance benefits and hazard pay to journalists was filed in the House of Representatives, citing risks related to the job.    “During important assignments, journalists face the most dangerous situations like typhoons, disasters, floods, riots, war and conflicts, to name a few, in order to deliver the news to the […]

Philippines 7th worst for journalist murders — CPJ

THE PHILIPPINES remained the seventh worst country in the world where journalist killers get away with murder, according to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The country, where 85 Filipino journalists were killed between 1992 and 2022, had 14 unsolved murders involving reporters, the New York-based watchdog said in a report. “The […]

CFBJ, PRO-7 hold 2nd Shoot-For-A-Cause

MARKSMEN from various police units, other law enforcement agencies and civilian gun enthusiasts strutted their wares in the second edition of the Cebu Federation of Beat Journalists (CFBJ) Shoot-For-A-Cause shooting competition on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at the Front Sight Gun Club Inc. in Barangay Tubod, Minglanilla, Cebu.No less than Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia graced the […]

Cabaero: Ressa’s Nobel platform

When Rappler’s Maria Ressa spoke of sharing her Nobel Peace Prize 2021 with all journalists staying true to their journalistic values and mission, she definitely meant women members of media included. One point made in her Nobel lecture, given before royalty and Nobel officials in Oslo, Norway, last Friday, December 10, 2021, was on how […]

Editorial: Keep journalism alive

IN journalism, finding the truth is never easy. It requires courage and legwork. It requires a strong will and sweat. It requires a discerning mind and an eye for nonsense. Journalism is not just a business. It is a public service—delivering stories to inform the citizens and help them mold their decisions. Behind the stories […]

Cabaero: ‘The Chilling’

It sounded like the title of a horror movie but it was not. It was for real. The full title of the research paper is “The Chilling: Global trends in online violence against women journalists.” It is based on a Unesco study that points to a “sharp increase” in online violence against women journalists. Results […]

Cabaero: Online violence against women

A woman once called out a Facebook group for passing around rape jokes. She told the group rape was never funny. After that, she got ridiculed and those who commented said she must have experienced being raped or that they wished she got gang-raped. Her calling them out did not deserve such a threatening response. […]