STATEMENT: On Duterte’s media boycott dare

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines wishes to clarify that it was not the Philippine media which called for a boycott of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s press conferences.
For the record, it was the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontiers; RSF) that issued the call, one that was, rightly, not heeded by the Philippine media.

In fact, the NUJP and other media organizations clearly said that to boycott the President-elect would be to abdicate our duties and responsibilities to inform the Filipino people.
We hope the incoming president will bear our persistence in chronicling the twists and turns of his presidency.