Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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Freedom of Information: Capitol, Cebu and Mandaue Cities regulate access

August 19, 2016 · No Comments

By Mayette Q. Tabada

(The Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s project to find out the transparency stance and mechanisms of the potential heads of selected local government units in Cebu started before the May 2016 elections. Questions formulated by University of the Philippines Cebu assistant professor Mayette Tabada and University of San Jose-Recoletos Department of Journalism and Communications chairman Nestor Ramirez, both CCPC members, were sent to mayoral and gubernatorial candidates. When some candidates did not reply before the elections, the project was revised after the elections to accommodate the answers only of the winning candidates.) [Read more →]

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CCPC glad, cautious about executive order on FOI

July 24, 2016 · No Comments

Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s statement
on the executive order on freedom of information

July 24, 2016

It’s an executive order, not the law, but it amply shows the president is serious about transparency and access to public information. [Read more →]

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CCPC laments ‘gospel of death’ of president-elect

June 3, 2016 · No Comments

By Justin K. Vestil

Journalists in Cebu condemned the recent statement of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte justifying the murder of corrupt journalists.

In a statement, the Cebu Citizens Press-Council (CCPC) lamented that the incoming president refuses to abandon the “gospel of death” that he preached during the campaign period. [Read more →]

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Killing media SOBs; where Duterte’s right and where he’s wrong

June 3, 2016 · No Comments

By Pachico A. Seares

Why should President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s statement about murdering corrupt journalists appall journalists here and abroad? [Read more →]

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Encouraging murder assaults oaths Duterte took

June 1, 2016 · No Comments

Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s statement
on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s views
on media killings

June 1, 2016

From a political leader who won on a platform of killing criminals and crime suspects, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s statement about killing corrupt journalists should not shock us anymore. [Read more →]

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