Justice reporters defend colleague from Calida

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The Justice and Court Reporters Association (Jucra) slammed Solicitor General Jose Calida for calling out ABS-CBN reporter Mike Navallo, who’s also an abogado, during the filing of a petition for quo warranto before the Supreme Court.

In a statement, Jucra said Calida’s hostility to Navallo “failed to rise to the exacting standards of his profession both as an officer of the court and as a ranking civil servant.”

“We take it as an affront to our constitutional right to report. We believe that such veiled threats to reporters, especially when coming from a government official, have no space in a democracy,” said the Jucra.

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