Ramos dares journalists:
Fight corruption, greed
BY CARLA GOMEZ
MANILA – Former President Fidel V. Ramos last night challenged representatives of community newspapers across the country to be part of a sustained national team effort against the forces of greed, complacency and corruption, and to work for the maximization of opportunities for the Filipino people.
Ramos, who was the keynote speaker at the Philippine Press Institute 2013 Civic Journalism Awards Night, held at the Traders Hotel here yesterday, said being the so-called fourth estate and the "conscience of the nation", journalists must be true to their calling.
He stressed the need for a credible press that lives by three attributes: VIA for veracity, independence and accountability.