June 28, 2010 in Featured
By PHILLIPINE PRESS INSTITUTE
MANILA — It will be a no-holds barred discussion on the first automated elections during the 14th National Press Forum of the Philippine Press Institute from June 23 to 25 at the Diamond Hotel Philippines.
The annual forum, whose theme this year is “Assessing the 2010 Automated Elections’ will tackle subjects such as post election assessment, how the media fared in covering the elections, the emerging political landscape, priority social issues, the economy: what lies ahead.
Other topics such as the freedom of information act, media killings with focus on the Maguindanao massacre, advertising and circulation will also be discussed in a separate industry forum.
The confirmed resource persons are: Melinda Quintos-de Jesus of the Center for Freedom and Responsibility, Ramon C. Casiple of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, Isagani M. Yambot of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Erwin Oliva of Yahoo!Philippines, Atty. Rudolph S.E. Jularbal of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas, Manuel L. Quezon III of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the ABS-CBN News Channel, former senior government official Karina C. David, Prof. Solita C. Monsod of the University of the Philippines School of Economics, Atty. Prima B. Quinsayas of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists, Atty. Nepomuceno A. Malaluan of the Access to Information Network, Edwin “Edsac” C. Sacramed of the Circulation Managers Association of the Philippines, and Frederick M. Alegre of the United Print Media Group.
Yvonne Chua and Luz Rimban of Vera Files helped draft the program on the elections forum. They will also serve as forum moderators.
Renowned boxer, also known as the people’s champ, Cong. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao of the Province of Sarangani has been invited to grace the symbolic cutting of the ribbon for the opening of the exhibit on elections photos and stories by some community newspapers. A Mass will also be offered to the media-victims of the Maguindanao massacre which will turn 8th month on June 23.
The 2009 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards will highlight the three-day event. The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (TCCEC) – Philippines Division is the official partner of the awards program. Atty. Jose Midas Marquez, the Court Administrator and Spokesperson of the Supreme Court of the Philippines will keynote the awarding ceremony.
As in the previous years, the cash prizes for the winners will be provided by Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessWorld, Journal Group, The Philippine Star, and Manila Standard Today.
The National Press Forum and Membership Meeting is the annual gathering of publishers and editors from the seventy news organizations that are members of the Philippine Press Institute. The PPI is also known as the association of Philippine newspapers.
This event is also being supported by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, United Print Media Group, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Department of Tourism, Chevron Phil., Inc., the Body Shop, SM Retail, Inc., PhilHealth, Security Bank & Trust Co., GlaxoSmithKline, GMA Network, Inc., Mang Inasal, Land Bank of the Philippines, PLDT, RCBC, Pag-ibig Fund, Social Security System, Maynilad, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Luisa Ridge Resort, Unilever Philippines, PHILEX Mining Corporation Zest Airways, Inc., GSIS, PAGCOR, Robinson’s Land Corporation, David’s Salon, Diamond Hotel, Sun Cellular Café Puro, The Sulo Riviera Hotel, The Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd., Krispy Kreme, CitiBank and Angel Arts.# nordis.net