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CCPC calls for defense of democratic systems amid destabilization claims vs. media

April 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL Statement on alleged media plot to destabilize government April 23, 2019 One, the news report cited anonymous sources. Two, the basis was a matrix that didn’t show it was evidence-based and thus could be just self-serving. Three, allegation of a conspiracy of media with other sectors did not mention specific incidents or present […]

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Stopping the police ‘perp walk’

June 17th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENT June 17, 2018 The decision of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde to stop parading crime suspects puts back in place the order of then PNP chief Jesus Versoza in 2007 that bans the Philippine equivalent of the U.S.-style “perp walk.”

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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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