Radio station DZME in Quezon City; its owner, Congressman Prospero Pichay; the content of political programs in 1996 (January 1996 - January 2000) [PHL36781.E]

The Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism states that "Twenty representatives [House of Representatives] declared business interests in the communication sector. They include...and Prospero Pichay Jr. of Carlo Publishing House and DZME (2001).

No additional information on radio station DZME in Quezon City, nor on Congressman Prospero Pichay could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism [Manila]. 2001. Yvonne T. Chua and Vinia M. Datinguinoo. "The Ties that Bind: New Wealth Emerges Dominant in the House." (Accessed 9 May 2001)

Additional Sources Consulted

Correspondence sent to one source

IRB databases


Internet sites including:

Amnesty International

BBC News

DERECHOS Human Rights

Index on Censorship

International Freedom of Expression Exchange


Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism

Philippine Human Rights Information Centre

Reporters Without Borders

World News Connections