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Will reporters receiving City Hall aid be required to suppress information? CCPC asks

January 16th, 2018 · No Comments

COMMENT ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE GRANTING FUND AID TO REPORTERS COVERING ANTI-CRIME OPERATION —————————– January 16, 2018 1. Financial aid from the government, local or national, has been occasionally granted and accepted by media. Acceptance by the individual beneficiary, however, depends solely on the recipient and his news organization. Internal rules of each newsroom apply.

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Ricky R. Poca, 58

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Roderic “Ricky” Rama Poca, 58, Cebu Daily News columnist and host of the weekly 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, died of cardiac arrest today, Dec. 26, 2017. On dialysis for years, he had been due for a kidney transplant.

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Libel, ‘false’ news now carry stiffer fines

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments

CCPC cautions journalists —————————————————————————————————————————- Libel now carries a higher penalty of fine, from the old rate of P200 to P6,000 to the new rate of P40,000 to P1.2 million. That is the change that stands out under Republic Act 10951, which adjusted among others the fines imposed under the Revised Penal Code. The Senate bill […]

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Erma M. Cuizon, 81

November 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Erma Cuizon, SunStar Cebu editorial consultant and former SunStar Weekend editor, passed away at 5 p.m. on November 9, weeks after suffering a fracture following a tumble down the stairs. She was 81.

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Define fake news, measures vs. Net ghosts: CCPC

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments

RESOLUTION STATING POSITION OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON SENATE BILL 1492 CRIMINALIZING FAKE NEWS ———————————————————————————————————————- IN SUM, CCPC ASKS CONGRESS: 1. For an explicit definition of “fake news” as it tells only what fake news can do and not what it is. 

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