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Archbishop Makgoba tackles South African government on corruption

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For corruption to happen, you have to have a corrupter, someone willing to pay the bribe, and what I will call a “corruptee,” someone willing to take a bribe. For Africans, over the 50 or 60 years since liberation, the Western paradigm — if indeed there can be said to be one — is one in which Westerners have been the corrupters, and African elites the corruptees.”The archbishop also quoted from the African Union’s 2003 “Convention On Preventing And Combating Corruption,” which said corruption and impunity had “devastating effects on the economic and social development of the African peoples.”“The most egregious threat to our democracy today is the insidious cancer of corruption. I cannot say it any more simply than that corruption is anti-democracy,” he added.Quoting his Roman Catholic counterpart in Cape Town, Archbishop Stephen Brislin, he said corruption was not new in South Africa – the colonial and apartheid systems were highly corrupt. Nor did corruption affect only governments, it affected business, corporations, NGOs and even churches.“So, while all of must be concerned about corruption, no institution can be holier-than-thou about it,” Makgoba said.“Corruption is paralyzing progress across South Africa today … The moral compasses guiding our leaders and public servants are misaligned.”The full text of the address is available here. Archbishop Makgoba tackles South African government on corruptionlast_img read more

Metropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney

first_img Metropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794525/metropole-708-robert-m-gurney Clipboard “COPY” United States Apartments CopyApartments•Washington, United States Interior Designer: Save this picture!© Anice Hoachlander+ 18 Share Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Anice Hoachlander Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794525/metropole-708-robert-m-gurney Clipboard Manufacturers: Focus, Stone Source, 5” Quarter-sawn white oak, Stonesoure 24×24 Honed Pompeii Photographs Therese Baron Gurney, ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors Brook Rose ArchDaily Metropole 708 / Robert M. GurneySave this projectSaveMetropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney Contractor: CopyAbout this officeRobert M. GurneyOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWashingtonUnited StatesPublished on September 08, 2016Cite: ” Metropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney” 08 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Metropole 708 公寓 / Robert M. Gurney是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Engineer:Tadjer Cohen EdelsonArchitect In Charge:Brian Tuskey, Robert M. GurneyCity:WashingtonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anice HoachlanderText description provided by the architects. The Metropole is a sleek, new, urban condo development positioned on a prominent corner in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The seven-story building comprises 90 residences.Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderThe starting point for this project is a corner unit penthouse with walls of windows along a southern and western exposure. The space as inherited was raw and included a large double height space, anchored at the corner with expansive two-story walls of glass. These windows afford generous city views, including a defined view toward the Washington Monument.Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderThe design strategy employs part of the two story space to be used for a bedroom and bathroom while providing access to two rooftop spaces. These spaces are located away from the double height window wall. A large pocketing door in the bedroom provides views through the space below and south toward the Washington Monument. As designed, the stair location and arrangement of spaces allow public access to the larger rooftop terrace, while the smaller terrace becomes privately accessible from the bedroom.Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderThis project is organized around the two story corner window walls. A fireplace is suspended from the ceiling and floats in the space. A cantilevered glass platform extends from the bedroom and extends into the volume. Light fixtures that change color animate the space. The goal was to provide a dynamic space that anchored the unit while not distracting from the city views beyond.    Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderProject gallerySee allShow lessDongli Brewery / LATITUDESelected ProjectsREX Reveals Design of Perelman Performing Arts Center at WTC in New YorkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Washington, DC, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Robert M. Gurney Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Year: last_img read more

Concrete House Organized Around a Central Courtyard / CLAUWERS…

first_img Photographs Projects Year:  Belgium Concrete House Organized Around a Central Courtyard / CLAUWERS & SIMON architectes Concrete House Organized Around a Central Courtyard / CLAUWERS & SIMON architectesSave this projectSaveConcrete House Organized Around a Central Courtyard / CLAUWERS & SIMON architectes 2016 Houses Area:  219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lommel, Belgium Architects: CLAUWERS & SIMON architectes Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869626/concrete-house-organized-around-a-central-courtyard-clauwers-and-simon-architectes Clipboard Manufacturers: Bocci, Bomarbre, ThermowoodOther Architects:Harm SAANEN, Corinne SIMONArchitect In Charge:Inge ClauwersCity:LommelCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© CaroLine DethierRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. An honest confrontation with the character of it’s materials has been the main thread in the design of this Belgian casted concrete house. A home that matures with time.Exterior, the concrete is rough but at the same time the volume is still elegant due to a slightly sloping roof. Vertical wooden cladding (ash thermowood) alternates with the concrete walls contributing to a warmer character and scaling of the volume. Additionally the casted concrete leaves a distinctive signature by the use of a horizontal planked concrete formwork.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierGuided by the wooden planks we come to a covered entrance. Next to the front door an additional acces to the patio is also hidden in the wooden part of the facade.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierThe exterior finish is rough, in contrast the interior is designed more soft and smooth. The organization of the house is circularly arranged around a central courtyard, to bring in additional light, making a visual connection to the exterior brutal concrete. It’s an introverted plan that opens the kitchen and dining room generously towards the garden. Large white curtains almost bring a mediterranean atmosphere to the house. The house opens at the backside to the garden, the concrete literally embraces the garden. Thanks to the client, whose only demand was to have no visible supporting structure at the backside of their house, the large window opening of 840cm doesn’t have any concrete column. Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierThrough generous light from both sides in the kitchen it was possible to use dark tinged ash thermowood for the kitchen cupboards and island.A sliding door, also in dark tinged ash thermowood, divides the living room from a study, creating a space for privacy in the open-plan ground floor.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Elevation LeftRound window frames bring in light from the courtyard into the staircase. Upstairs The first floor gives room to 3 bedrooms and a guest room, sharing a stylish bathroom with granito tiles on the floor and part of the walls.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierProject gallerySee allShow lessVTN Architects Begins Construction on 5 Ceremonial Domes in Son LaUnbuilt ProjectConcéntrico 03, Logroño´s Architecture and Design FestivalFestival Biennial Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCLAUWERS & SIMON architectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLommelBelgiumPublished on April 21, 2017Cite: “Concrete House Organized Around a Central Courtyard / CLAUWERS & SIMON architectes” 21 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  CaroLine Dethier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869626/concrete-house-organized-around-a-central-courtyard-clauwers-and-simon-architectes Clipboard Save this picture!© CaroLine Dethier+ 23 Share ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

The Birdhouses / Werkt Studio

first_img Projects Houses Save this picture!© Asbjørn S. Falck+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960243/the-birdhouses-werkt-studio Clipboard Area:  182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Tobias Mürsch, Miroslava Casas Lead Architects: City:VærløseCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Asbjørn S. FalckRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. This house from the ’80s is located inside a residential area on the outskirts of Copenhagen. The family of 5 not only needed more but also better spaces, so they came to us for an extension and a renovation of their home. What first inspired the project was the placement of the house, oriented towards the south, looking over a lake and surrounded by nature. After trying various volumes and shapes for the extension, we came up with this succession of Birdhouses that decrease in size as you moved away from the main house. The idea was to divide the entire house into different houses allowing their children to visit and stay without disturbing the natural flow and functionality of the house.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe house had already an extension, which was demolished. The program required the addition of several rooms and renovation of the existing spaces. As you come in, you are received by a spacious entrance and an overall look of the living room and the big triangular windows. The kitchen is placed directly towards the terrace, which is accessed by a 4-meter folding door.Save this picture!© Asbjørn S. FalckThe idea was to open the kitchen and living room to the south making a wooden terrace and allowing the outside- inside line to blur. Following down the living room, a small corridor with windows from floor to ceiling takes you to two sleeping rooms, one of them with a loft. The second floor features the master bedroom with a bathroom and a sauna.Save this picture!© Asbjørn S. FalckSave this picture!© Asbjørn S. FalckThe architects also designed the inbuilt furniture and staircases with additional storage. The materials used for this project directly related to the area, surrounded by similar houses, all built the same. Made out of yellow bricks, the main house remained untouched. The existing brown roof tiles were changed to yellow, allowing it to stand out and be seen from the distance. Following the Birdhouse concept, the extension was cladded in shingles, giving it a light and cosy look.Save this picture!© Asbjørn S. FalckProject gallerySee allShow lessJuniper House / Murman ArkitekterSelected ProjectsSummer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und SchuberthSelected Projects Share The Birdhouses / Werkt StudioSave this projectSaveThe Birdhouses / Werkt Studio Architects: Werkt Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960243/the-birdhouses-werkt-studio Clipboard Denmark ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Værløse, Denmark Photographs:  Asbjørn S. Falck Photographs 2020 CopyAbout this officeWerkt StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookVærløseDenmarkPublished on April 17, 2021Cite: “The Birdhouses / Werkt Studio” 17 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” The Birdhouses / Werkt Studiolast_img read more

New head of ACEVO profiled

New head of ACEVO profiled  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 July 2000 | News Stephen Bubb is to head up the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) in September. Formerly director of personnel and administration at the National Lottery Charities Board, Bubb will work to secure sponsorship and funding to implement ideas such as the creation of a virtual leadership academy for the voluntary sector.Read Leading from the front by Liza Ramrayka in The Guardian. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Royal Family’s charitable works ranked

The latest edition of Who’s Who in Charities reveals which members of the Royal Family undertake the most charitable appointments. The Queen leads the family with 244 appointments, with Prince Charles in third place with 98 appointments, up from 86 last year. Princess Michael of Kent has five appointments.Who’s Who in Charities also lists the top charitable companies in the UK, and the number of appointments with charities of non-Royal people. These include Lord Attenborough, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Dame Judi Dench.Read Charitable Prince ‘rebrands’ himself by Elizabeth Judge at The Times. Advertisement Visit the UK Fundraising Bookshop for books on charities and fundraising. Howard Lake | 18 December 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Royal Family’s charitable works ranked AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

NI company launches new training courses for fundraisers

first_imgHow to Design a Winning Fundraising Strategy, 17 October 2002Strategic Planning for Not-for-Profit Organisations, 31 October 2002An Essential Guide to Internet Fundraising, (with top UK Internet fundraising expert Howard Lake of fundraising.co.uk), 7 November 2002Management Skills for the New Millennium 21/22 November 2002How to Make Successful Applications to Charitable Trusts, 5 Dec 2002Senior Consultant of PLM CONSULTING, Philip McClean, said: “The voluntary sector in Ireland generally has been growing significantly in the last decade – although not necessarily with the training and capacity building for voluntary sector managers commensurate with that growth. We are delighted to be offering this wide range of courses and sSeminars that, hopefully, will help in some way to bridge the gap. Interestingly, we have had enquiries from England, Italy, and even Africa about the courses on the Internet.”A full brochure is available from PLM Consulting at [email protected] Alternatively you can ring 02890 598432 or fax contact details on 02890 598370. Howard Lake | 19 September 2002 | News NI company launches new training courses for fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Northern Ireland-based not-for-profit consultants PLM Consulting have announced a new range of training and cCapacity building courses to be held this Autumn in Northern Ireland.Some of the courses are, according to PLM, “the first of their kind to be offered in Ireland.” The courses confirmed so far are: Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Children’s hospital charity asks people to gift something other than chocolate this Christmas

first_img Melanie May | 11 December 2018 | News Tagged with: christmas Fundraising ideas About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is trying to encourage people to buy less chocolate for children in hospital this Christmas, with the offer of an alternative this December.ECHC receives a great number of sweet donations every year from members of the public who want to treat children across Edinburgh and surrounding healthcare settings. However, this means it often ends up with far more chocolate than it can use.Early chocolate gifting this year has already given the charity plenty, and it is now asking for monetary donations instead through its ‘Selection Box with a Difference’.The selection box offers the public the chance to donate something that will have a real impact. It features different options designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families, such as a vibrating Buzzy Bee that disrupts nerve pathways and eases pain for children receiving injections.Sue Diamond, Community Fundraiser at ECHC, said:“The gesture is so sweet and it’s lovely that the public think about children in hospital over Christmas – that’s exactly what we want to encourage. But the reality of the situation is that we just get so much chocolate that it ends up going off or going to waste.“If the equivalent monetary value was donated to the charity each year, we’d be able to do so much more and put in place experiences, equipment and entertainment that would really last.“What we’re trying to put across with the Selection Box is that we can simply do so much more with financial donations than we can with chocolate. Even small amounts of money all add up and can go towards providing fantastic pieces of medical equipment that will transform treatment and stock playrooms throughout the hospital with games, books and arts and crafts that provide a therapeutic distraction.”  253 total views,  5 views today Advertisement Children’s hospital charity asks people to gift something other than chocolate this Christmas  254 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

Journalist faces possible prison sentence if convicted of “insult and calumny”

first_imgNews to go further News Organisation EcuadorAmericas Reporters Without Borders today said it hoped the Quito supreme court would not find journalist Celio Rosario Chamba of the El Correo de Machalá guilty of “insult and calumny” – which are punishable by imprisonment – for reporting that two veterinary doctors plagiarised a Cuban book for a thesis they wrote, especially as they finally acknowledged copying much of it.“Convicting Chamba of insult and calumny would be absurd and dangerous,” the press freedom organisation said. “Dangerous because these charges do not correspond to the alleged facts. Chamba did not insult or malign anyone. He could at most be accused of libel. And anyway, the two people who sued him have themselves acknowledged the substance of what he wrote in his article. We therefore urge the court to rule in his favour on both procedural and substantive grounds.”The current president of the College of Journalists of El Oro, Chamba wrote in El Correo de Machalá (a daily newspaper based in the southern city of Machalá) on 20 August 2005 that the two vets copied most of their thesis from a Cuban book without permission. After bring a suit against him and losing before a lower court on 27 November 2006, the vets appealed to the Quito supreme court, which held its final hearing in the case on 15 May and is expected to issue its verdict in the next few days.The authors of the Cuban book, Santiago Torrens and Armando Alvarez Díaz, have acknowledged that they agreed principle to their book being used as a bibliographic reference although they did not explicitly agree to its reproduction. The two vets finally admitted to borrowing heavily from the Cuban book but insisted this was not a problem. One of the vets, Luis Antonio Brito, was a candidate for the post of rector of Machalá university when the article came out, and he claims Chamba wrote it with the intention of undermining his candidature. RSF_en June 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist faces possible prison sentence if convicted of “insult and calumny” April 10, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Ecuador Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sourcescenter_img News June 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News EcuadorAmericas Receive email alerts December 24, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Newspaper editor arrested after President Gloria Arroyo’s lawyer accuses her of libel

first_imgNews News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific August 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor arrested after President Gloria Arroyo’s lawyer accuses her of libel Follow the news on Philippines to go further RSF_en Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today wrote to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo condemning the arrest of Daily Tribune editor Ninez Cacho-Olivares on 4 August after her opposition newspaper reported corruption allegations implicating the president’s personal lawyer and other associates of the president.”Your lawyer has every right to file suit against a newspaper if he considers he has been libelled, but it is quite improper to arrest a journalist or editor for reporting corruption allegations,” Reporters Without Borders wrote, urging the president to intervene personally to ensure that Cacho-Olivares is released as soon as possible. Cacho-Olivares was arrested at her home in Parañaque City following the issue of 19 arrest warrants in response to complaints accusing her of criminal defamation filed by President Arroyo’s personal lawyer, Arthur “Pancho” Villaraza. Her lawyers obtained an order for her release on bail on two of the complaints, but the police still had 17 other arrest orders.After being detained, Cacho-Olivares said she was the victim of “political persecution.” Her lawyer said she had been arrested “to prevent her continuing to criticise the Arroyo government.”President Arroyo’s husband Jose Miguel was not named, but several allusions suggested that he was also implicated in the scandal. The newspaper based its allegations on recordings of conversations between Villaraza and executives with a German company involved in the construction of a new terminal of the Manila international airport. Villaraza was reported to have demanded 20 million US dollars for “background services”.The is the first time a newspaper editor has been arrested since democracy was restored in 1986. The Daily Tribune is a national daily launched in 1999. The editor and her newspaper support former President Joseph Estrada, who is currently in prison. Organisation Newscenter_img May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information PhilippinesAsia – Pacific June 1, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Receive email alerts News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more