Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News June 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Philippines Help by sharing this information News November 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host gunned down, motive unknown Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of DWJJ Radio host Julius Cauzo, who was gunned down by an unidentified man on a motorcycle yesterday in Cabanatuan City, in Nueva Ecija province.“The lack of security for journalists in the Philippines is alarming and impunity is virtually systematic,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Cauzo’s murder must be investigated and the criminals responsible must arrested. The motive has yet to be established and, in view of the threats he had received, the police should seriously consider the possibility that it was linked to his work.”With just two weeks to go until International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, Reporters Without Borders calls on justice minister Leila De Lima to carry out her promise, made last September, to set up a special interagency investigative unit to prevent crimes of violence against journalists and to end impunity for those that are carried out.The unit is supposed to give journalists active protection from the moment they first receive threats.Aged 51, Cauzo was shot as he was returning to the radio station to host his morning programme. He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.He had received several death threats in connection his comments about local politicians and his criticism of corruption.The Philippines ranks 140th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Organisation Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped May 3, 2021 Find out more News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more
Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSAP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening dayUNDATED (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in an opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park. EHV-1 can cause an upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death.Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINEPrecautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is liftedNEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative.The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a result, they can enter races and train among the general population.The precautionary quarantine had been put in place a day earlier after a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms. Freudnme is being monitored by a private veterinarian. The colt last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019. June 28, 2020 Associated Press NASCAR-POCONOJones wins Sunday’s first race, crashes in secondLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Jones won the first of three races on tap at the Pennsylvania track with a two-lap sprint to the finish in a wreck-filled Truck Series race. He followed that by wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race. The day’s third event is a Cup Series race. Kevin Harvick is trying for his second Cup victory in two days. A person familiar with the game says the Yankees and Nationals are set to meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there hasn’t been an official announcement. The New York Post first reported the matchup.Cole started the previous game played at Nationals Park. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Major League Baseball will start a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. The schedule is still being worked out — there could be a game or two on the first day of play, or a full slate.In other baseball news:— The Texas Rangers say several of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. The team said anyone who had direct contact with those affected was sent home from Globe Life Field. The Rangers said no one will be allowed back inside without receiving a negative test for the coronavirus. The club is set to begin another round of training at the ballpark next week. The team said pandemic protocols are in place for front office employees at the new ballpark that’s set to open when the season begins.