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Tell it to SunStar: Tailing NUJP staff
THE chairperson of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines’ (NUJP) Bacolod chapter reported being tailed by a suspicious motorcycle rider Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, as she returned home from covering the killings in Negros Oriental province.Marchel Espina, who ...
From 727 days ago
Espina: A new low for Bacolod
OVER the last weekend, Bacolod City suffered a great disservice to its people and, most importantly, to efforts at keeping at a safe city in the face of the seeming spike in violence we have seen since the past year.The ...
From 926 days ago
Espina: Sir, ma’am they’re making a list and checking it twice
TRADITIONALLY, by the time the long Christmas season winds down in these tropic climes, the only lists on hand are New Year’s resolutions that are likely to be forgotten before the month ends.But it seems the holiday spirit – or ...
From 937 days ago
Espina: Happy New Year? Let us make it so
THERE is no doubt the year 2018 has been a most trying one.Well, come to think of it, the last two and a half years since Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency on a wave of discontent over corrupt and apathetic ...
From 941 days ago
Espina: Generation of orphans
THIS week, I came across a story that was so heartbreaking it made me both cry and fear for our future.It was about an 11-year-old girl from Navotas who chose to give up her dream of buying a pair of ...
From 954 days ago
Espina: Why rights matter?
DECEMBER 10 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the historic document that lays down the inalienable -- meaning that cannot be taken away – rights, we, as human beings, are entitled to.Or are supposed to, ...
From 965 days ago
Espina: Duterte’s war on the church and everybody else
IT WOULD be so easy to write off Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on the Catholic church as the braggadocio of a bully resentful at being told off by an elder, or the rantings of an idiot, full of sound and ...
From 968 days ago
Espina: The real emergency
WE SHOULD have seen it coming.This, after all, is an administration that has, from day one, worked hard to secure an iron grip on power by undermining rule of law and the checks and balances crucial to democracy, coupled with ...
From 979 days ago
BEN, I am sorry I cannot formally bid you goodbye when they lay you to rest.But I am certain you, of all people, will understand why.I will be with the families of the 32 journalists who were among the 58 ...
From 989 days ago
I UTTER the word as a malediction, a curse upon those who would malign the dead, paint victims as complicit in their own fates, and subvert the cause of justice for their own nefarious ends.Yes, shame on you, Western Visayas ...
From 993 days ago