A frontline medical worker standing inside a triage at Sta. Ana Hospital on Aptil 14, 2020 in Manila.

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FOCAP congratulates Maria Ressa

FOCAP congratulates Maria Ressa

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines congratulates journalist Maria Ressa on being the first Filipino to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Her win is a victory for press freedom advocates across the Philippines, which remains one of the most dangerous...

Fighting Harder in the Worst of Time

Fighting Harder in the Worst of Time

Atop a hill overlooking the grey wasteland wreaked by Taal Volcano, I felt that the depressing lay of human catastrophe all around me may be an omen. It was early January, but there I was, struggling to breath in a foreboding N95 mask and setting up a live disaster...

.@IanEsguerra in the @FOCAP2020 house earlier today.

Here are highlights of a very frank discussion:

1/ On asking difficult questions, he says you need to understand issues and be willing to risk it.

And he gives an experience w/ Sen. Bong Go as an example (and more):

Earlier today, we had US-based Filipino photojournalist @RosemMorton grace our annual lecture. Interestingly, she’s also a nurse.

Here are some highlights from the Q&A:

1/ “Filipinos are contributing to the health and wellness of the world. I hope my photos say that."

Here’s the slide I presented during the @FOCAP2020 forum earlier on how candidates and their media operators/propagandists bypass the press for better control of the messaging through their own socmed platforms or paid celebrities/influencers.

We have our work cut out for us.

The Correspondents

Buena Bernal of Channel News Asia

“This exclusive interview I did with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during...

Veejay Villafranca, covering for Der Spiegel

“This was in Our Lady of Grace Parish in Caloocan City while doing a story on...

Regine Cabato of the Washington Post

“Photographer Martin San Diego snapped this shot during a reporting trip in...

FOCAP congratulates Karen Lema of Reuters

Karen Lema of Reuters speaks to a resident of Marawi City, among the hundreds...

Barnaby Lo, covering for CGTN

“What a year of disasters 2018 was. I started coverage with floods in Japan in...

Jason Gutierrez of the New York Times

Jason Gutierrez of the New York Times walks over still-steaming ash that...

FOCAP congratulates Bloomberg’s Claire Jiao

Claire Jiao of Bloomberg’s Manila bureau has been appointed Jakarta...


The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines 45th Anniversary Video

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