Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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Changes to city’s anti-obscenity ordinance opposed

September 25, 2014 · No Comments

CCPC RESOLUTION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CEBU CITY ORDINANCE ON ANTI-OBSCENITY

WHEREAS…

[] Cebu City Councilor Lea Ouano-Japson filed an ordinance proposing amendments to Ordinance #1408, also known as the Anti-Indecency Ordinance, which the Committee on Laws, Ordinances, Public Accountability and Good Government, in its report dated ” August 20, 2014,” said was “within the power” of the City Council to enact; [Read more →]

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CCPC doesn’t support obscenity

July 17, 2014 · No Comments

RESOLUTION REPEATING AND CLARIFYING STAND OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON OBSCENITY AND CONFISCATION OF PRINTED PUBLICATIONS BY THE ANTI-INDECENCY BOARD

WHEREAS…

[] Last month, the Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (CAIB), without any search warrant, barged into BookSale located inside SM City Cebu and confiscated FHM, Cosmopolitan and Maxim magazines and Kamasutra books for allegedly being obscene and/or pornographic. [Read more →]

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CCPC alarmed by Anti-Indecency Board raids

July 9, 2014 · No Comments

STATEMENT OF CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL ON CAIB RAIDS
July 8, 2014   

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) is alarmed by news reports that the Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (Caib) confiscated magazines    from a bookstore inside a mall. [Read more →]

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Who needs a Freedom of Information law?

July 1, 2014 · No Comments

By Rosemarie Olaño-Versoza

(This article was first published in the Cebu Journalism and Journalists 8 magazine released in September 2013.  Versoza is a member of the Cebu Media Legal Aid, the legal adviser of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council. To date, the Philippines has yet to pass a Freedom of Information law.)   

The continuing struggle for the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) law in the Philippines is a battle not just for journalists, reporters or mediamen, but more so, for ordinary citizens. [Read more →]

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Why CCPC doesn’t want libel decriminalized

April 11, 2014 · No Comments

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STAND OF THE CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) ON THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT DECLARING ONLINE LIBEL AS CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSIDERING THAT

[1] On Feb. 18, 2014, the Supreme Court, ruling on Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Law, declared, among others, the constitutionality of online libel; [Read more →]

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