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Cebu media loses veteran journalist Elias Baquero (1959-2023)

January 29th, 2023 · No Comments

Official statement, Saturday, January 21, 2023 Cebu just lost a multi-media practitioner whose work in community media had spanned more than three decades. Elias O. Baquero died of cardiac arrest Saturday, January 14. He would’ve turned 64 this July 10. Elias O. Baquero (EOB) was one of a few Cebu journalists whose work straddled multiple […]

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CCPC  says Congress definition of ‘fake news’ must exclude specifically honest mistakes in news reporting

January 29th, 2023 · No Comments

CCPC statement, Dec. 8, 2022 The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) has condemned and deplored the proliferation of  false and deceptive stories in media platforms.  On proposals in Congress, however,  which seek to criminalize  misinformation and disinformation,  CCPC has repeatedly called for  a clear and specific definition  of  “fake news.” CCPC believes the definition of Senate Bill […]

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F.O.I. ordinance didn’t make it to Mayor Rama’s First 100 Days list. Process of legislation and enforcement mechanism not yet complete.

October 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

Cebu City Ordinance #2657, also called Freedom of Information Act of 2019, was signed into law last July 28, 2022  by Mayor Michael Rama. Today, 67 days  after the  signing, the ordinance is still inoperative.               The ordinance is not yet complete, legislatively and administratively. The city’s Legal Office […]

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CCPC hails signing of FOI ordinance

July 31st, 2022 · No Comments

Statement of Cebu Citizens-Press Council on newly signed FOI Ordinance, July 28, 2022          The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) applauds the signing of the Freedom of Information (FOI) ordinance by Cebu City Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama.            Last June 1, CCPC appealed to the City Council “to finish its work” on the ordinance before the […]

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Statement, June 1, 2022

June 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

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