Amid the hype about PNoy, PHL is still a very dangerous place
Marc Jayson Cayabyab and Patricia Denise Chiu, GMA News
May 3, 2013
The Philippines has emerged as a global media darling, especially for its hot economy, and President Aquino is praised for a variety of achievements, the latest by Time magazine for the RH law and standing up to China.
But the government is failing where it matters most to many Filipinos – ensuring their safety.
The latest indication is its ranking as the third deadliest country in the world for journalists, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). For all the hype about the Aquino administration, it has not stopped the culture of impunity that has made the Philippines a very dangerous place, media groups said Friday.
In a text message, Rowena Paraan of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said the ranking by CPJ, “is not surprising because nothing has basically changed.”
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