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Stopping the police ‘perp walk’

June 17th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTJune 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.” What Versoza ordered was a rung or two higher than what Cebu media […]

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Cebu Citizens-Press Council defines fake news

March 16th, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTMarch 6, 2018 CCPC offersdefinitionof ‘fake news’ The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) today released its definition of “fake news” or “false news.” In five paragraphs, the definition tells what “fake news” is, what it is not, when standards of journalism are violated, and scope of content. Amid confusing use of the phrase, […]

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Transparency victim in Rappler reporter lockout

February 21st, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENTon Rappler incidentFebruary 21, 2018 Whether Malacañang has the legal right to lock out Rappler news reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from Malacañang is obscured by the ugly light it casts on a government committed to openness and transparency. Besides, what can it hide from other media that it can […]

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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 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. The Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s […]

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Tags: Announcements · CCPC Papers and Resolutions

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. Poca followed in the footsteps of two journalists in his clan—the late […]

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