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Ricky R. Poca, 58

December 26, 2017 · No Comments

Roderic “Ricky” Rama Poca was a journalist and educator.

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. [Read more →]

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Mercado receives 2014 Asia Communication Award

December 13, 2017 · No Comments

Veteran journalist Juan Mercado has finally received his silver plaque as 2014 AMIC Asia Communication Awardee three years after having been recognized by the group for excellence in journalism.

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) secretary general Ramon Tuazon personally handed him the Selangor Plaque at Mercado’s home in Cebu City last Dec. 6. [Read more →]

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Libel, ‘false’ news now carry stiffer fines

November 28, 2017 · No Comments

CCPC cautions journalists
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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 authored by Sen. Franklin Drilon was signed into law by President Duterte last Aug. 29. [Read more →]

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Erma M. Cuizon, 81

November 11, 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. [Read more →]

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Define fake news, measures vs. Net ghosts: CCPC

October 6, 2017 · No Comments

RESOLUTION STATING POSITION OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON SENATE BILL 1492 CRIMINALIZING FAKE NEWS

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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.  [Read more →]

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