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True grit FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/08/2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

True grit

Ninez Cacho-Olivares

We — and I mean all of us who are with, and connected to, The Tribune — must have being doing right all these years, to be able to have been in existence for 10 years, which is a long time in the newspaper business, and this despite a lot thrown against us in the early days, such as, for instance the many rumors spread about our inability to go on as a newspaper, and that we would be facing closure soon, to the rumor of being wracked by resignations, to being branded as an opposition paper, to being sued for libel on the whims of the powerful and influential, to the government sending its forces to close down the paper, having been critical of the Malacañang occupant but whose move was stymied as we — and I mean the editors, the deskmen, the reporters, the business personnel and officers, the correspondents — united to fight the government move to close us down, tooth and nail, not giving the police and military sent to take over our newspaper an inch of giving in to them.

That, if I am asked to describe The Tribune officers and staff, is what true grit is. We are determined and we never give up the fight.

And true grit is what we at The Tribune have, and the reason we have survived all these years, despite the sling and arrows thrown our way by the powerful and influential.... MORE

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