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Focus on duties despite attacks on press, Palace reporters tell student journos

Focus on duties despite attacks on press, Palace reporters tell student journos

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III MALACAÑANG REPORTERS urged journalism students on Monday to continue performing their duties despite the continuous attacks of the Duterte administration on the press. Rappler Palace reporter Pia Ranada reminded students that journalists should not disregard the rules and journalism ethics despite the attacks of the government on the press. “[E]ven if the government is vindictive, media cannot be vindictive. Just because the government has become an existential threat for us, it doesn’t mean that we also have to throw away the rules and just write whatever negative things about the government, make up stories, fake news, siraan lang 'yung government,” she said. “[T]hat’s exactly why it’s hard to fight this fight, because they’re not playing by the rules, but...