Urgent appeal to believers of press freedom

Elmer James Bandol
Elmer James Bandol

Newsman Elmer James Bandol of Daraga, Albay is facing libel case in Masbate City for writing an article in an online media website that brought into public knowledge an audit report of the Masbate Electric Cooperative in December 2011.He was accused of libel. He posted bail.

Lately, Thursday of April 28, 2016, newsman Bandol was detained as ordered by the Masbate court when he appeared 30 minutes late for the trial, after travelling by boat and land from Daraga, Albay.

We, in behalf of believers and practitioners of press freedom, are asking financial contribution to set-up for the legal defense of Elmer James Bandol.

We have come to realization that a court case is very costly, and we are asking help from generous individuals and institutions who can help defray the cost for the fight to uphold press freedom. [BicolToday.com]

If you wish to share a little amount please send thru PayPal account:

You can also send your donations thru Western Union or Money Gram to:

Bicol Media & Communications Center
Sorsogon City, Philippines 4700
Call/Text: + 63 920-807-2222 (Smart) +63 936-908-2144 (Globe)

Bicol Media & Communications Center
China Banking Corporation (ChinaBank): S/A No. 191-154771-6
Sorsogon City Branch
Swift address: CHBKPHMM

Please e-mail us bicoltoday@gmail.com.


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