"It was an eye-opener," said Art Bonjoc Jr., the area news manager of ABS-CBN news and current affairs in Northern Mindanao, when he talked about the massacre that killed 58 people, 33 of them journalists, in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao two years ago on November 23.
"It made me realize the Philippine press is not free at all; and if journalists are not free, then, Filipinos, in general, are not free.
The more reason for media to be vigilant," said Bonjoc
, also chairman of Cagayan de Oro chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
could not have said it more appropriately...