Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata
NOLI'S STATEMENT ON MEDIA
26 February 2006
we respect the right and power of the President
to protect the people
State from any destabilizing force, the best interest of the greater
Filipinos must be borne in mind.
the freedom of speech and of the press is primordial to the
preservation of our
democratic way of life.
should define and prescribe reasonable terms to guide
agencies acting pursuant to her declaration.
Vice President and as part of media, I reiterate my stand that the
respect human rights and protect civil liberties, especially, freedom
role of media is that of serving as a watchdog for exposing social
and abuse of power. The government
may do justice to media by
self-regulation and not repression. But at the same time, if law
believe that a media entity is committing crime against any person or
government, then they must immediately enforce the law.
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