The Daily Tribune

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The Daily Tribune is a daily English broadsheet publication in the Philippines. Its office is in the 9th Floor of the GLC Building along Kalaw, Manila. Its editor-in-chief is Ninez Cacho-Olivares.

The Tribune is known for being critical of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her successor Benigno Simeon Aquino III, often supporting ex-President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

On February 24, 2006, the Tribune was raided by police as part of the 2006 state of emergency in the Philippines. The police presence remained until the suspension of the SOE on March 4, 2006.

The paper continued to publish normally, making defiant statements throughout. The publisher claimed that some of her reporters were practicing self-censorship, but her own publishing decisions were unaffected. She received substantial publicity and her circulation expanded significantly during the crisis; however, she lost many advertisers who were intimidated by the unstable situation in the country.

Her paper is now said to face sedition charges. It is unclear whether they will be in any way effective against the newspaper.

Libel suits

Judge Winlove Dumayas of Regional Trial Court Branch 59, Makati City on June 5, 2008, found Ninez Cacho-Olivarez, publisher of The Daily Tribune, guilty of libel and sentenced her to a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 2 years imprisonment. She was also ordered to pay P 5 million ($ 113,636) in moral damages and P 33,732.25 in civil damages including libel fine of...
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