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Today on Rappler
- Will former president Estrada endorse Mar Roxas for 2016?
- University of the Philippines faculty call for the end of contractualization in media.
- Sony cancels the release of its controversial movie “The Interview.”
WILL ERAP ENDORSE ROXAS IN 2016? ‘IT DEPENDS’
Will former president now Manila Mayor Erap Estrada endorse Interior Secretary Mar Roxas come 2016?
He says he’s not closing doors.
JOSEPH ESTRADA, MANILA MAYOR: Alam mo may kanya-kanya kaming partido… Depende yan. (We have different parties… it depends.)
Estrada has nothing but praises for Roxas, who once served as his trade secretary. Estrada on Thursday says Roxas pushed for e-commerce during his stint as trade chief, paving the way for the business process outsourcing boom in the country. Estrada is the ally of Roxas’ rival Vice President Jejomar Binay who continues to lead surveys on the 2016 elections.
UP FACULTY MEMBERS BACK GMA-7 TALENTS IN REGULARIZATION PLIGHT
Faculty members from the University of the Philippines urge networks to put an end to the continued contractualization of media practitioners. At least 21 of the more than 100 protesting talents of network giant GMA-7 are broadcast communication and journalism graduates of the state university. 52 GMA-7 “talents” fighting for employment regularization will lose their jobs in 2015 for refusing to accept a contract tying them to a show, in what was seen as a sign-or-get-fired offer.
DOJ: TRANSFER TO NBI DOESN’T VIOLATE RIGHTS OF PRISON VIPS
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima defends the temporary relocation of 19 inmates from the New Bilibid Prison to the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters. One of the convicts’ legal counsel protest the move. The 19 were found living like kings in Bilibid in luxury cells with jacuzzis and stripper bars. Most of the inmates are in prison for drug-related charges.
US DENIES PH REQUEST FOR CUSTODY OVER MARINE
The United States rejects the Philippines’ request for the custody of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton accused of killing transgender Filipino woman Jennifer Laude. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg cites the Visiting Forces Agreement or VFA. He says, “It requires that if we assert that custody will remain with us, it will be done in that way.” But Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says the department will no longer insist on custody.
SONY CANCELS ‘THE INTERVIEW’ RELEASE AFTER THREATS
Sony Pictures abruptly cancels the release of controversial parody film “The Interview.” The movie, which revolves around a fictional plot to assassinate dictator Kim Jong-Un angered North Koreans and triggered chilling threats from hackers. Invoking the 9/11 attacks, hackers warned movie-goers in broken English a “bitter fate” await people who watch the film. Unnamed sources of most media organizations point to Pyongyang as behind the hack.
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