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Put up or shut up 09/02/2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Put up or shut up
09/02/2010
The Daily Tribune’s editorial board is protesting presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda’s repeated threatening remarks on the newspaper’s Malacañang beat re-porter Aytch de la Cruz, of her facing libel charges for doing her assigned job of coming out with daily stories from the Palace that President Aquino’s subalterns find critical of the new admi-nistration.

While not new to an antagonistic Palace, the Tribune editors consider the Palace spokesman’s regular tirades against their reporter as a form of prior restraint on her ability to carry out her daily journalistic chores.

Lacierda yesterday uttered “Ayoko ‘yan, Tribune ‘yan, gagawan na naman ako ng story n’yan” (I don’t like that, that’s Tribune, it will again spin the story) to De la Cruz when she tried to chase him for a com-ment on a previous story about the thousands of justices and judges who wanted to find answers as to whether their unpaid benefits would be provided by the Aquino government.

Even before De la Cruz could shoot her question, Lacierda stopped her cold with his remarks in a
supposed effort to evade other reporters seeking to clarify stories.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100902hed5.html

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