Law on Mass Media & Comm 7th Exercise “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard, Legitimate Public Interest Standard, Deadline Nov. 14

Law on Mass Media and Communication 7th Exercise “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard. Deadline extended to Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at 5pm.

      Enumerate at least five “protected aspects” of an individual’s privacy (private aspects of an individual’s life) that cannot be the subject of publication/ cannot be publicly disclosed unless they involve public interest and are newsworthy (or the person has waived privacy by volunteering the information ) ; then, submit a sample of a news feature/ news report/ feature report/ op-ed/ (time frame: media exposure/ media coverage  from August 1, 2019 to November 14, 2019) to illustrate when such an aspect of a public person’s life has become of public interest and therefore can be published or publicly disclosed.
BONUS: For an additional 5pts, and in a separate post marked as “Explainer”, explain why the subject matter in the sample you chose has become of public interest or is newsworthy by: 1)using the categories discussed in class and 2)applying the standards established by jurisprudence. (a general explanation will not merit any points).

     The deadline for both is on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5pm. As usual, this is on a “first-submitted-first-credited” method ( time frame : media coverage from Aug. 1, 2019 to Nov. 14, 2049) : Class members are not allowed to copy the sample or topic that has been submitted by their classmate.

    Happy reading!

25 thoughts on “Law on Mass Media & Comm 7th Exercise “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard, Legitimate Public Interest Standard, Deadline Nov. 14

  1. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life)
    1. Physical Condition/Health
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Family Relations
    4. Romantic Relations
    5. Sexual Orientation

    ‘Unbearable’ back pain forces Duterte to cut short Japan trip – 22 October 2019

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/243134-unbearable-back-pain-forces-duterte-cut-japan-trip-short

    Due to “unbearable pain” in his back, President Rodrigo Duterte “decided to fly back to the Philippines right after attending Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony in Japan,” announced Malacañang. The “unbearable pain in his spinal column near the pelvic bone [is] a consequence of his fall during his motorcycle ride last Thursday, October 17,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated. Duterte was seen aided by a cane when he attended Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony. Despite this, Panelo assured the public that “there is nothing to worry [about] as regards the physical health and condition of the President.”

    Additionally, a video shared by Senator Bong Go showed Duterte’s right eye drooping and “he looked tired as he addressed the Filipino people”. He also had a video call with his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman where he told her that he needed to see a neurologist, but Zimmerman told him that he needed to see an orthopedic spine specialist.

    This news report illustrates when private aspects of an individual’s life – in this case, physical condition/health – has become a matter of public interest and therefore can be published or publicly disclosed.

  2. Explainer

    News Article: ‘Unbearable’ back pain forces Duterte to cut short Japan trip

    The subject matter in this news article has become of public interest because President Duterte is a public official, specifically an elected public official. The rule is that when a report involves public officials, it becomes a matter of public concern; therefore, the news report on Duterte’s physical condition/health can be published or publicly disclosed.

    In this case, the “Public Figure Doctrine” sets in – “if the report is true, with or without malice, there is no liability”. The report is true because the information came from reliable sources, such as Panelo and Go. In addition, the news article is a form of qualified privileged communication because it’s a “fair and true report, made in good faith, without comment, of any matter of public interest and concern”. Therefore, it is exempt from libel.

  3. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    5 “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life):
    1. Sexual Orientation (Heterosexual, Homosexual, Bisexual)
    2. Sexual Relations (Person you go to bed with)
    3. Financial Status (Income, etc.)
    4. Emotional Condition (Temporary feelings including grief, etc.)
    5. Physical condition (Diseases like tuberculosis, etc.)

    News story showcasing a person’s sexual orientation as public interest:

    Amid controversy, ex-MYX VJ Alex Diaz comes out as bisexual – Oct 22, 2019

    Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/10/22/19/amid-controversy-ex-myx-vj-alex-diaz-comes-out-as-bisexual

    After being accused of making indecent proposals to a fitness coach, Alex Diaz revealed that he is bisexual. He explained, “It was not my intention to hurt anyone or elude the truth of who I am for all these years, but rather a showbiz decision based on the state of our nation in regards to acceptance and representation of who I am.”

    Alex Diaz added that he would “seek help, heal, and champion change, acceptance, and representation for the bisexual community and/or anyone who is met with prejudice in our society.” Furthermore, the actor said, “I sincerely thank everyone for not failing to remind me that I am human and that I, too, am loved. Never again will I be shackled by the fear of what might be said about who I am for fear of losing my career”.

    The news story shows a private aspect of one’s life – sexual orientation, being disclosed to the public, as the person involved is a public figure.

  4. Explainer:

    The news story can be considered a public interest (for some), as it gives light on an issue regarding a public figure who gained prominence for great talent/beauty.

    We can consider the report to be fair and true, without malice, as it cites the actor in the content. The story details Alex Diaz’s statement without painting any picture or twisting the actor’s words. As such, libel was not committed.

  5. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    5 “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life)
    1. Physical Condition
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Sexual Relations
    4. Family Relations
    5. Sexual Orientation

    Duterte to go on 3-day ‘rest,’ Medialdea to take over

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/244641-duterte-to-go-on-3-day-rest-medialdea-take-over-november-2019

    Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte will be having a 3 day “rest” this week, starting on November 12, 2019, Tuesday, after arriving from the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Summits held in Thailand.

    According to Panelo, the “rest” period is due to the President “always lacking sleep and overworked”. The trip to Thailand was preceded by a recent visit to Japan which was also cut short due to the President feeling back pains from a mishap involving riding motorcycles.

    Panelo also said that their is also no need for the “rest” period to be called an official “leave”, saying that the President has done similar things in the past, but this is the only time the President has assigned a caretaker, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. When asked why the Vice President was not given the task, Panelo replied that “She is so busy with the drug war.”

    The article showcases the physical condition of the President, which is of public interest because of its effects on how he handles government work, and therefore can be disclosed.

  6. For “yen”: Thank you for your post. This news event (PDu30 back pain etc. ) has been used as illustration by a class member priorly. Pls see instructions given at the beginning of the class. Marami pong salamat. -marichu
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    5 protected aspects of an individual’s privacy:
    1. physical condition/health
    2. personal beliefs
    3. sexual orientation
    4. romantic relations
    5. financial status

    Duterte gets medication for ‘muscle spasms’ after doctor checkup

    MANILA, Philippines – Doctors have advised President Rodrigo Duterte to rest and take medication for “muscle spasms” during a checkup for an “unbearable” back pain that had forced him to cut short a trip to Japan this week.

    Speaking to reporters at the Senate on Wednesday, October 23, Duterte’s trusted aide Senator Bong Go refused to say which hospital the President visited.

    But he said the consultation showed Duterte only suffered from “purely muscle spasms” and no other serious condition.

    “Ako na po ang mag-aassure sa inyo, nothing to worry [about]. Purely muscle spasms po ‘yun at kailangan lang po niya ng pahinga ng ating Pangulo, (Let me assure you: nothing to worry about. It was purely muscle spasms and all our President needs is rest),” said Go.

    Duterte underwent an MRI scan and was given a pain reliever.

    The doctor advised him to rest for the next few days, likely until the weekend, said Go.

    SOURCE: https://www.rappler.com/nation/243220-duterte-gets-medication-muscle-spasms-doctor-checkup

  7. For “yen” : Thank you for your post. This explainer is for a news event (PDu30 back pain etc. ) that has been used as illustration by a class member priorly. Pls see instructions given at the beginning of the class. Marami pong salamat. -marichu
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    EXPLAINER:

    News article: Duterte gets medication for ‘muscle spasms’ after doctor checkup

    Duterte’s health is of great public concern and interest not just because he is an elected official but because it concerns his capability as Chief Executive in leading the country. Furthermore, Section 2 Article 7 of the 1987 Constitution states that “In case of serious illness of the President, the public shall be informed of the state of his health”. While it can be argued that he is not seriously ill, the public must be informed, even with simple medical bulletins, to quell the rumors surrounding his health.

  8. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    Physical Condition
    Sexual Orientation
    Mental Condition
    Family Relations
    Romantic Relations

    Duterte slightly hurt in a motorcycle mishap

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/242769-duterte-hurt-motorcycle-mishap-october-17-2019

    “MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte got slightly hurt while taking a motorcycle ride inside the Malacañang complex on Wednesday night, October 16.

    “The Palace assures that there is nothing to worry about regarding the President’s condition following news that he figured in a motorcycle accident last night, October 16,” said Panelo.”

    It was reported that the President had gone through a motorcycle accident. The reports suggest that the injuries were no more than just bruises and scrapes of his knee and thus won’t affect his duties as a President any time soon.

    Due to the nature of it having the President’s accident and physical well-being. this news article illustrated that this is also a matter of public interest despite it being a private aspect of an individual’s life – physical condition.

  9. Explainer:

    Duterte slightly hurt in a motorcycle mishap.

    As stated in the 1987 Constitution, Section 12, Article VII,

    In case of serious illness of the President, the public shall be informed of the state of his health. The members of the Cabinet in charge of national security and foreign relations and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, shall not be denied access to the President during such illness.

    In this article, the spokesperson was able to include the current update on the President’s physical well-being, indicating that the injury he acquired were minor bruises and scrapes, thus not necessarily preventing him from any work as a public official.

    It is also stated that if the person involved is a public official, then this legitimizes it as a matter of public concern, especially in this case because it is the President of the Philippines that was under such an accident.

  10. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    Family Relations
    Romantic Relations
    Mental Condition
    physical condition
    personal beliefs

    Gretchen speaks up amid reported scuffle at father’s wake

    source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/10/17/19/duterte-urged-gretchen-marjorie-to-shake-hands-but-instead-scuffle-ensued-eyewitnesses

    “MANILA — What began as an attempt to patch things up between feuding members of the showbiz Barretto clan ended in a confrontation and a scuffle at the wake of the family patriarch, Miguel. The latest incident in the Barretto family saga took place on Wednesday during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte, who counts actress Gretchen Barretto as a close supporter.

    Gretchen remains at odds with another sister, Marjorie — a former actress and a former councilor of Caloocan City. Recently, they had a public spat over a controversy involving Marjorie’s daughter, young actress Julia Barretto.

    While the President was talking to some members of the family, the sources said, a woman – later identified as one of the Barretto grandchildren – suddenly lunged at Gretchen who was in one corner talking to some friends. The source said the friends restrained Gretchen and prevented her from retaliating against her niece. Just when they thought the worst was over, the source said, Gretchen suddenly grabbed her niece by the hair and a scuffle ensued. Members of the Presidential Security Group had to break up the fight.”

    Although the event happened in a wake, the incident involved public figures such as the Barretto sisters who are both actresses and, more significantly, the President. Thus, by nature of the individuals’ professions, the incident can be considered to be of public interest.

  11. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    5 “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life)
    1. Sexual Relations
    2. Romantic Relations
    3. Physical Condition
    4. Personal Beliefs
    5. Financial Status

    Duterte’s foreign trips in limbo due to health condition – Palace

    Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1183081/dutertes-foreign-trips-in-limbo-due-to-health-condition-palace

    MANILA, Philippines — The upcoming foreign trips of President Rodrigo Duterte remain in limbo due to his health condition, Malacañang said Tuesday.

    Duterte on Monday told reporters that “a muscle spasm by itself is not really a nothing,” adding that “there has to be something” but said his doctor told him to keep quiet.

    Duterte is set to attend the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit on November 2 to 4 and is expected to join world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit on the second week of November.

    The President is also scheduled to grace the Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit on November 24 to 26 in Busan, South Korea.
    While Panelo said Duterte’s attendance to the Asean Summit is now a go, nothing is certain on the President’s trip to Chile and South Korea.

    Duterte last week cut short his Japan trip due to ”unbearable pain” in his spine after he fell from a motorcycle.
    But the President on Monday said there was no need to release his medical bulletin to quash speculations about his deteriorating health.

  12. Explainer:

    According to Article 7, Section 12 of the 1987 Constitution, “In case of serious illness of the President, the public shall be informed of the state of his health.” Moreover, since the President is an elected official, this makes him a public official, therefore, his physical condition/health is a matter of public concern as this affects his work.

  13. 5 “protected aspects” of an individual’s privacy:
    1. Sexual Orientation
    2. Romantic Relations
    3. Family Relations
    4. Personal Beliefs
    5. Emotional Condition

    Julia Barretto: ‘Wala akong inahas, wala akong nilandi’

    SOURCE: https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/238368-julia-barretto-response-gerald-anderson-bea-alonzo-issue

    Last August 22, 2019, Julia Barretto spoke up about the speculations during the interview that Gerald, after courting her, is now her boyfriend.

    The young actress said that she is not involved with the falling out of Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson. She added that Gerald didn’t court her nor he is her boyfriend. Julia Barretto also addressed that the suffering and pain she endured amid this issue, saying that “we’re all dealing with our own pain” and that what hurt the most was seeing their own families being affected by the controversy.

    Julia Barretto then ended the interview by reiterating the need to “get back on our feet, move forward, and heal from this” because according to the young actress, there was no other choice but to do so. “We just have to respect each other’s pain. Everyone is hurting. Hindi madali yung pinagdadaanan naming tatlo.” she added.

    The news report illustrates private aspects of an individual’s life – romantic relations- in which it became a matter of public interest because and are public figures. Therefore, it can be published or publicly disclosed.

  14. EXPLAINER:

    The news article “Julia Barretto: ‘Wala akong inahas, wala akong nilandi’ ” can be considered as a public interest for some people since it involves public figure who gain prominence by the reason of a great talent. Hence, we can conclude that Julia Barretto’s statement regarding the controversy to be true, without malice, because she somehow didn’t show a motive for revenge, disregard for the truth, nor has a false knowledge.

  15. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy. The Newsworthiness Standard. Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life)
    1. Physical Condition/Health
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Family Relations
    4. Romantic Relations
    5. Emotional Condition (Temporary feelings including grief, etc.)

    News story showcasing a person’s family issues/relations as public interest:

    Morissette Amon apologizes after walking out of Kiel Alo’s concert (November 11, 2019)
    MANILA, Philippines – Singer Morissette Amon apologized days after she walked out of Kiel Alo’s concert.

    On her Instagram stories on Monday, November 11, Morissette began by saying sorry to entertainment columnist and talent manager Jobert Sulcadito and his talent Kiel Alo. Morissette was supposed to be a guest performer during Kiel’s concert.
    “I guess I was also triggered by the surprise interview minutes before performing, regarding the issues between me and my family. This private matter is something I purposely did not want to openly share for fear that healing might not prosper between us. The moment got the best of me, and it wasn’t fair to those who expected me to come out on stage as one of the concert’s guests that evening.”

    In an interview with the concert producer Jobert Sucaldito who narrated that the questions thrown at her from Kapamilya reporter Mario Dumaual was actually very generic and harmless. The intention of the interview was merely for promotion. But right after the interview, he saw and heard Morisette banging her head on the wall.
    The concert producer said that he understood her situation and the personal problems she’s been going through but what he cannot understand is her dropping the show, a commitment, minutes before performing. He asked for at least a little professionalism from her because she was paid, she rehearsed, and committed to it which was expected of her to fulfill.

    The incident transpired in a concert sold and advertised to the public. Morisette Amon’s video of walking out was taken and uploaded on social media by news reporter Maricris Nicasio. The news report uncovers private aspects of an individual’s life – family/romantic relations- in which it became a matter of public interest because several public personalities and artists were involved; it can be published or publicly disclosed.

  16. EXPLAINER:

    The news story can be viewed as open for public interest – mostly for fans associated with the show, as it addresses an issue regarding several public figures who gained prominence for casting/being of great talent/beauty.

    The report has no malice and was treated fairly and reasonably; as it cited and quoted the personalities in the content. The narrative details both Morisette and Joel’s statements without insinuating or turning their words against them. As such, libel was not committed.

    Morissette Amon apologizes after walking out of Kiel Alo’s concert (November 11, 2019)
    Source: https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/244655-morisette-amon-apologizes-walkout-concert

  17. Five Protected Aspects of an Individual’s Privacy
    1. Physical condition/health
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Romantic Relations
    4. Sexual Relations
    5. Emotional Conditions, including grief

    News story showcasing a person’s physical condition as a public interest.

    Duterte dons ‘air purifier’ as protection from ‘coughs and colds’
    October 18, 2019

    Source: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/inside-track/242869-duterte-dons-air-purifier-protection-cough-colds

    President Rodrigo Duterte had been wearing an unusual white gadget hanging from his neck as he hosted Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in Malacanang.

    The necklace is an “air purifier,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Friday, October 18.

    “That is an air purifier, so he will be protected from persons within his proximity who have coughs and colds,” Panelo told media in a text message.

    It’s supposed to eliminate germs, viruses, bacteria, odors, and allergens by emiting a “constant stream of healthy negative ions that force airborne pollutants away from your personal space,” reads the description on Amazon.com.

    Is the 74-year-old Duterte particularly vulnerable to coughs, colds, or germs in the air?

    What we know is back in the day, Duterte was a heavy smoker, such that he eventually acquired Buerger’s Disease, a rare condition involving the constriction of blood vessels in the arms and legs, blocking blood flow. (READ: LIST: ‘Migraine everyday’ and Duterte’s other ailments)

    He’s often skipped events or gone on week-long absences due to health reasons not explained in detail by Malacañang. (READ: LIST: Duterte’s skipped events, long absences)

    Only two nights ago, Duterte had also gotten slightly injured in a motorcycle accident on Malacañang grounds. (READ: LOOK: Duterte shows arm wound after motorcycle mishap)

    The news article by rappler shows President Duterte’s physical condition/health, being disclosed to the public, as he is a public official.

  18. Protected Aspects of An Individual Privacy
    1. Physical Condition/Health
    2. Sexual Relations
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Family Relations
    4. Sexual Orientation

    President’s health: Touchy topic for Duterte, public concern for Constitution
    SOURCE: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/208762-health-president-duterte-touchy-topic-public-concern

    MANILA, Philippines – The President’s health has always been an issue of great public interest because it concerns the capability of the Chief Executive to lead the nation.

    Health is of particular concern for President Rodrigo Duterte, the oldest Philippine president upon assumption. Duterte, who took his oath at the age of 71, is the country’s first septuagenarian president.

    Worries about the state of his health resurfaced when he dropped by a hospital on July 22, a day before delivering his 3rd State of the Nation Address.

    Though Malacañang eventually announced it was for a “routine medical check-up,” Palace officials at first kept mum about the visit.

    This news is of public interest because it involves the President of the Philippines, who is tasked to lead the nation and we have the right to know whether or not he is capable of running the nation due to his health condition. It may be a “touchy topic” for President Duterte but he has to know that he is already a public figure, hence his health is also a matter of public interest. Once a person has become a public figure, they have lost an extent of their privacy.

  19. Sorry I’ve forgotten to log-in through wordpress :(( (mine’s the one above)

    Protected Aspects of An Individual Privacy
    1. Physical Condition/Health
    2. Sexual Relations
    2. Mental Condition
    3. Family Relations
    4. Sexual Orientation

    President’s health: Touchy topic for Duterte, public concern for Constitution
    SOURCE: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/208762-health-president-duterte-touchy-topic-public-concern

    MANILA, Philippines – The President’s health has always been an issue of great public interest because it concerns the capability of the Chief Executive to lead the nation.

    Health is of particular concern for President Rodrigo Duterte, the oldest Philippine president upon assumption. Duterte, who took his oath at the age of 71, is the country’s first septuagenarian president.

    Worries about the state of his health resurfaced when he dropped by a hospital on July 22, a day before delivering his 3rd State of the Nation Address.

    Though Malacañang eventually announced it was for a “routine medical check-up,” Palace officials at first kept mum about the visit.

    This news is of public interest because it involves the President of the Philippines, who is tasked to lead the nation and we have the right to know whether or not he is capable of running the nation due to his health condition. It may be a “touchy topic” for President Duterte but he has to know that he is already a public figure, hence his health is also a matter of public interest. Once a person has become a public figure, they have lost an extent of their privacy.

  20. Explainer

    Duterte dons ‘air purifier’ as protection from ‘coughs and colds’

    Hanging a purifier around his neck may or may not be a sensitive topic but the public has the right to know about the President’s health. As an elected Chief Officer of the Philippines, the public’s concern about his health is valid and is recognized by the Constitutional provision of “the right of the people to information on matters of public concern,” according to Vera Files.

    As stated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Section 12 of Art. VII, “In case of serious illness of the President, the public shall be informed of the state of his health.”

    While it can be argued that he is not seriously ill, the public must be aware of the necessity to wear such technology, to inform them of the seriousness of his health.

  21. “Protected Aspects” of Privacy .THE Newsworthiness Standards.Legitimate Public Interest Standard.

    5 Protected Aspects of Idividual’s Privacy

    Sexual Orientation
    Sexual Relation
    Physical condition
    4.Romantic Relation
    Mental Condition

    News : Romatic relationship : “‘For so many years I’ve felt I was alone’: Vice Ganda thankful to have met Ion Perez”

    Source :https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/10/26/19/for-so-many-years-ive-felt-i-was-alone-vice-ganda-thankful-to-have-met-ion-perez

    Vice Ganda was midway through admitting how difficult it had been throughout the years to mask the pain of “feeling alone.” 

    The comedian was trying to explain the thought process behind his “Magpasikat” performance, which was about fighting to love oneself despite harsh criticism.

    And while, he said, the bashing from the past year was not any less painful than those from before, at least this time he has someone to help him heal: Ion Perez, his rumored boyfriend. 

    Stopping short of confirming their relationship, Vice Ganda described Perez as his “katuwang sa buhay.” 

    Vice Ganda said: “Mahirap iyong maramdaman mong mag-isa ka, at pilit mong kinukumbinsi iyong sarili mo na kaya mong mag-isa. In reality, hindi po namin kaya mag-isa.” 

    “Kailangan namin ng katulong. Maaring pamilya o ang Panginoon, pero kailangan natin ng tulong.” 

    “Sa puntong ito, ang sarap-sarap sa pakiramdam na naramdaman ko na hindi ako nag-iisa. Kasi for so many years, for so many times in the past I’ve felt like I was all alone.”

    “At itong pangsampung taon ng ‘It’s Showtime’ ang suwerte ko kasi hindi na ako nag-iisa. Mayroon na akong katuwang sa buhay.” 

    “And I am so happy. Hindi ko makakalimutan itong 10th year ng ‘It’s Showtime’ dahil …ang sabi ko, ‘You don’t need to be loved by the whole world, you only need yourself and one person to accept and love you back.’ At mayroon na ako nun.”

  22. Vice ganda as a Public Figure and an open member of Lgbtq+ that is in the entermaint industry is newsworthy topic to talk about his romatic relationship with Ion Perez. Every one esp. Millenials and members of LGBTQ+ community really wants to know Vice Ganda status of relationship. So it can be viewed as public interest.

    ‘For so many years I’ve felt I was alone’: Vice Ganda thankful to have met Ion Perez :https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/10/26/19/for-so-many-years-ive-felt-i-was-alone-vice-ganda-thankful-to-have-met-ion-perez

  23. Protected Aspects of an Individual’s Privacy
    1. Physical Condition
    2. Financial Status
    3. Romantic Relations
    4. Sexual Relations
    5. Personal Beliefs

    “Bong Tan hospitalized after basketball game collapse”

    Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/11/10/1967504/bong-tan-hospitalized-after-basketball-game-collapse

    MANILA, Philippines — PAL Holdings Inc. president Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., son of taipan Lucio Tan, was brought to the hospital yesterday.

    A statement issued by the family said the 53-year-old Tan collapsed during a basketball game in Mandaluyong City. 

    He was admitted to a nearby hospital where he was in stable condition as of press time.

    “He is currently under observation and will undergo a series of diagnostic tests,” the Tan family’s statement said.

    “During this difficult time, the Tan family is requesting media and the public to respect their privacy,” it added.

    Bong has taken a more active role in Philippine Airlines (PAL) in recent months.
    He was appointed president of PAL Holdings, the holding company of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, late last month.

    He also serves as vice chairman of PAL and head coach of the University of the East basketball team.
    PAL, the country’s only four-star global airline, has a network covering more than 30 domestic and 40 international destinations with a young fleet of 98 advanced-technology aircraft.

    The flag carrier is ranked the 30th Best Airline in the world, having recently been awarded the World’s Most Improved Airline honors for 2019 by Skytrax and the 4-Star Major Airline award from the US-based Airline Passenger Experience Association.

    Bong’s father, Lucio Tan also known as Kapitan, was ranked sixth wealthiest in Forbes magazine’s “2019 Forbes Philippines Rich.”

    The Tan family’s LT Group Inc. is a listed holding company and is one of the country’s biggest conglomerates with businesses in banking through Philippine National Bank, tobacco through Philip Morris-Fortune Tobacco, liquor through Tanduay Distillers, property development through Eton Properties Philippines Inc. and beverage through Asia Brewery Inc.

    The family is also behind listed MacroAsia Corp., an aviation-related services company involved in various businesses such as aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, catering, ground handling and water.

  24. Explainer

    Bong Tan was a public figure in two aspects: 1) he had great wealth, as a son of one of the wealthiest men in the Philippines and head of several businesses; 2) he was vice chairman of Philippine Airlines, one of the country’s leading domestic airlines—making his profession one of national importance. These aspects made the state of his health one of public interest.

    Naturally, his family recognized this matter and personally chose to publicly release the information about his hospitalization. News reports regarding this information, therefore, fall under the category of a “fair and true report, made in good faith, without comment, of any matter of public interest and concern.”

  25. “Protected Aspects” of an Individual’s Privacy (Private Aspects of an Individual’s Life)
    1.) Family relations
    2.) Romantic relations
    3.) Sexual relations
    4.) Mental Condition
    5.) Personal beliefs

    ‘Atong’ Ang, caught in Typhoon Barretto, denies dating Gretchen despite cuddly photo

    October 25, 2019

    SOURCE: https://entertainment.inquirer.net/349279/atong-ang-explains-viral-photos-of-him-gretchen-she-tonyboy-ride-separate-planes

    The article is about Charlie “Atong” Ang explaining his side on the viral photos of him and Gretchen Barretto holding hands on a flight while sleeping.

    When asked about the photo in an interview over ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol, Ang said that Gretchen is like a sister to him and defended: “Gentleman tayo, tatawid tayo, maglalakad tayo, alangan naman hindi mo hawakan yung isang tao.” He also said that, “Ganito kasi yung rules ni Tony sa family nila eh, sabay silang magta-travel pero magkahiwalay lagi ng eroplano kasi iisa anak nila eh, baka may mangyari sa isa.”

    Ang also denied the allegation that Gretchen and him were romantically involved.

    This news article is of public interest because the parties involved are public figures–Gretchen, a public figure who gained prominence by reason of profession and great beauty, and Atong, a person who rose to national prominence when he became a co-accused (and subsequently jailed) in then President Joseph “Erap” Estrada’s impeachment trial in 2001.

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