A journalist gunned down southeast of Manila

first_img May 3, 2021 Find out more November 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist gunned down southeast of Manila RSF_en Organisation PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders voiced mounting concern about violence against journalists and the news media in the Philippines today after a second journalist was gunned down in the space of three days. The latest victim was Roberto Ramos of Katapat, a newspaper based in Laguna, southeast of Manila, who was shot dead yesterday for as yet unclear reasons.“Although no links have yet been established between these two murders and what the victims were working on, the government’s efforts to enable reporters to practice their trade without fear seem inadequate and we urge the authorities to step up protection for the media,” the press freedom organisation said.Ramos was at the side of the road near his newspaper in Cabuyao (about 100 km southeast of Manila) yesterday when two men on motorcycle stopped next to him and one of them shot him twice in the head with a .38 pistol, killing him instantly.Radio reporter Ricardo “Ding” Uy, a member of the radical left-wing party Bayan Muna and head a local reporters’ association, was gunned down in similar circumstances in Sorsogon City on 18 November.Jose Torres, the president of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said: “The growing practice of violence towards the media and journalists is unacceptable acceptable (…) Philippine journalists are in danger, despite the government’s statements of support for press freedom.”Before these latest murders, Reporters Without Borders had registered five journalists killed in connection with their work since the start of the year in the Philippines, which is now the deadliest country in the world for journalists after Iraq. News Reporters Without Borders voices mounting concern about violence against journalists in the Philippines after Roberto Ramos, a reporter with Katapat, a local newspaper based in Laguna, southeast of Manila, was gunned down yesterday for as yet unclear reasons. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News June 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Follow the news on Philippines to go further February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Comments Sought on Tacoma Harbor Deepening Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has issued notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for the Tacoma Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project.The Corps will analyze alternatives for navigation improvements to the Blair Waterway of Tacoma Harbor, including potential deepening and widening of the waterway.According to USACE, the initial alternatives include deepening the Blair Waterway from -51 feet to up to -58 feet MLLW, and widening the existing authorized channel (330 to 520 feet wide) to better accommodate larger vessels already calling at Tacoma Harbor, such as the post-Panamax Generation 4.The purpose of this Public Notice is to solicit comments from interested persons, groups and agencies on the environmental impact of the proposal and issues for consideration in the EA.Deadline for sending written comments is February 21, 2019.last_img read more

DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img General Secretary Mr. Thomas LetangThe Dominica Public Service Union in an effort to address the ongoing challenges which the members of their union employed at the Public Service Corporation are facing, held a “think tank” session and have released a report with a view to resolving these concerns.General Secretary of the Public Service Union (PSU) Mr. Thomas Letang, told a press conference this morning that there are several concerns and challenges at Public Works Corporation which needs to be addressed. The major concern explained by Mr. Letang is the non-payment of salaries.“The problem is that a number of people are employed and are not getting paid nor getting work to do, while other institutions are awarded contracts,” he said.The report also indicates that due to the financial contraints of the PSU, their competitior Emile Gaddarkhan Et Fils has the upper hand in receiving contractual works which the Corporation otherwise should receive. According to Letang, “the Corporation is being sidelined every time a big project of the Government comes up stream and situations like non-adherence to contractual terms by the Ministry of Works, disruptions in work schedules, non-collection of revenues for work done, and frequent changes in management are the main issues.”Letang contends that the constant changes in management leaves the Corporation very weak and therefore issues remain unaddressed.The report has been copied to the Honorable Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Public Works Corporation and the General Manager of the Public Works Corporation.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DPSU releases think tank report to address ongoing challenges at the Public Works Corporation by: – July 19, 2011 100 Views   no discussionslast_img read more