Feb 14, 2020 @ 17:01
Justice reporters defend colleague from Calida
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.