Monday, 25 August 2008


Here's a small development in the Herald sexual harassment case guys...
Sources close to the Goa State Women's Commission claim that the victim
has now been sent a Rs 1 crore defamation notice by Manjunath, through his lawyer.
Guys at the Herald tell us that the management is leaning in Manjunath's favour too...
This isn't a fair thing happening guys.
The Her
ald management which operates the premises in which both the victim and the accused were working has to ensure that a fair environment exists for a enquiry.
What about the Vishakha committee now?
When is Herald Publications Pvt Ltd going to constitute the committee as laid down by the Supreme Court? (As a reader Augusto Pinto raises a point in his comment, how many newspaper have a committee to probe incidents of sexual harassment at workplace? Shouldn't the Editor's Guild deliberate this? Shouldn't GUJ discuss this?)
Guys, the numbers we have listed below are the guys who to be told again and again that they must ensure a fair trial.
Pls call them... Keep calling them till they either tire of you or constitute the committee and ensure a fair enquiry.
It wont cost you much fellas, just a buck if you are in Goa. A bit more if you are abroad. But we are sure that calls like these would ensure that the Herald management is at least aware that people are watching their moves in this case. They need reminding guys...
We are also leaving behind numbers of those people who can make some sort of a difference in this case. You guys could call them too to buck them up.

Raul Fernandes 9822100188 (Herald MD and owner)
Oswald Fernandes 9823013308 (MD Raul's brother)
Manjunath 9822130034 (Herald GM)

Nissar 9422437029 (Editor HCN, that's where the victim was employed)
Michael 9822122304 (MD Raul's PA)

Ashwin Tombat 0832-2433373 (Herald Editor, direct line)
Ashwin Tombat 9421246332 (Herald Editor, mobile)
Herald board numbers 0091-832-2224202,2224460,2228083
Sunita 9881099260 (President Goa Union of Journalists)
Dr Pramod Salgaonkar 9822123050 (Chairperson, Goa Commission for Women)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in response to some comments on your blogspot saying that Manjunath's victim was an aide to Angela Calina. Apparently, this has got your other readers into believing that the young girl had no other qualification except be someone else's guide. Fact is, she was just showing the Filipino lady what Goan hospitality was all about, a trait that we Goans are supposedly known for. So why don't we see it the positive way from now on? The young girl was nice enough to accompany Angela in just ONE shopping trip at the beginning of her employment with the company, the latter being a first-time visitor here. Can we just stop being negative and instead be proud of this young girl's efforts of being hospitable to a stranger? How would you feel if you went to another country and find that no one is nice enough to help you find your way around? And to set the records straight, please stop refering to the victim as being incompetent so that she can only be someone else's shopping aid. She may be young but other HCN employees can attest to this: she did her work to the best of her abilities. She may be inexperienced but she was willing to learn, a trait we all should possess lest we stop growing. And best of all, she did what she had to do (file a case, etc.) not only to protect herself but to set an example for every Goan girl who may be going thru this same situation - to speak out rather than be silent about a supposedly shameful situation. Finally, I think it's high time we put this in our heads: SHE IS THE VICTIM HERE. To dwell on her looks (as some have) or alleged incompetence (to which there is no truth)is being too harsh, don't you think? Why can't we just be supportive of her cause?

25 August 2008 at 18:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


25 August 2008 at 19:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all trying to call them up is just useless.when a issue like this is happening where is m.d irresponsible's his idea to sue the lady.these cheapoo's act smart because he shelter's them that's all.all you lady's see that 'herald' dose'nt enter your homes untill the investigations complete..crooks

25 August 2008 at 20:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey herald & Goans : You people please dont be surprised if one fine day you read the news which reads " Young girl molested by her own father" in Verna , A migrant M..... molests his own daughter.
Yes dont get surprised fellas he might be capable of doing so when he can do such thing with his own staffer who is much younger to him almost like his daughter then why not his own...
Just warning you guys Please dont be surprised . If that is the case then the poor girl would go where?
Womens Commision , GUJ,Bailancho saad if these all departments are under control of so called Mr M & Mr M who may have been bribed than what ?
Its been 3 weeks no action have been taken so far i have not read any follow up in none of the papers except GT & Goan observer but this week there has been nothing no follow ups at all ,Have the goan Media & the reporters been sold....or are they been getting threatening calls too?
Hats Off to Penpricks ...... i wish you come up with a printed edition soon .. cheers to you .
A Goan citizen...
Inacio gomes

(Comment edited -- PP)

25 August 2008 at 20:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fillipino lady as i know angela kalina did no work only play.just watch her she gets into the office mid afternoon and leaves as and when she likes.she must have requested the victim to accompany her. poor soul in her innonence must have assisted her.its a lesson for all us when we extend hospatality check twice it can back fire.she take's fat salary[kalina] indian work culture is different from the pillipines

herald employee

26 August 2008 at 08:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

victim please stay positive don't give up at the same time mark that 'herald' is by the crook,for the crooks,.tey will try their best to cover up.just don't opt for out of court settlement.let manjunath and the crooks sheltering him get their dues.women's commission and mr salgaonkar please help the needy

26 August 2008 at 22:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to know if there was anyone who called the nos provided and what responses did they receive from the concerned person....???
pen pricks pl help i think we need to know what's their stand on the issue

27 August 2008 at 23:16  

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