Originally published on the NUJP website on 11 January 2017.
…and we’re back!
As we said then, we were down but never out because, no matter how hard the enemies of press freedom and free expression try, we, the NUJP, the independent Philippine media, the Filipino journalists, and all freedom-loving Filipinos who we serve will never be silenced.
We thank all those who helped spread the message and who stood by us, and those who assisted us in restoring the website.
At the same time, we urge the independent media community and our people to remain vigilant against all forces who wish to silence the free exchange of opinion and dissent in their desire to force us to sing one tune. They and their dark goals are anathema to democracy, which can only thrive in the full exercise of our freedoms and the full enjoyment of our rights.
MABUHAY ANG MALAYANG PAMAMAHAYAG!
Ryan Rosauro, chairperson
NUJP Hotline 09175155991