Cebu Citizens-Press Council

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Will reporters receiving City Hall aid be required to suppress information? CCPC asks

January 16, 2018 · No Comments

COMMENT ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE GRANTING FUND AID TO REPORTERS COVERING ANTI-CRIME OPERATION
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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.
  2. The Cebu Citizens-Press Council’s (CCPC) concern is only on any of these:
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Rappler has right to continue publishing: CCPC

January 16, 2018 · No Comments

CEBU CITIZENS-PRESS COUNCIL (CCPC) STATEMENT
January 16, 2018

Rappler has right
to go on publishing.
And it’s not a matter
of procedure.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly said Rappler can still operate its website because the news organization’s appeal of the SEC ruling revoking its incorporation papers is still pending.

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Ricky R. Poca, 58

December 26, 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.

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

Poca followed in the footsteps of two journalists in his clan—the late senator Vicente Rama, who founded Ang Bag-ong Kusog, and Napoleon Rama, former publisher of the Manila Bulletin.

A law graduate of the Ateneo de Manila, Ricky juggled a media career with life in the academe. He was a former chairman of the political science department of the University of San Carlos.

In 1995, Poca hosted the radio program “Pagpakabana” in dyLA and later, “Ang Isyu Karon” in dyRF. He also co-anchored “Hello Cebu: Maayong Buntag, Pinoy,” a public affairs program on CCTN Channel 47.

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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.

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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.

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