Do you have a complaint against a Cebu newspaper? File it online

And here’s the link to the complaint form. Our editor-in-chief, one of the driving forces behind the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC), asked me to build the council’s website in time for the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration in September. CCPC WEBSITE, as featured in a recent issue of Philippine Journalism Reports. Click on image toContinue reading “Do you have a complaint against a Cebu newspaper? File it online”

Johnny-come-lately

I’m in Cebu Journalism and Journalists 2, a glossy magazine that comes out during the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration. The magazine’s purpose is “to put between its covers people, institutions, and activities that have helped bring Cebu journalism to what it is now: dynamic and thriving.” I wasn’t initially picked to be among theContinue reading “Johnny-come-lately”

The glass cannot be half-full

Either there is press freedom or not, according to Sun.Stars pooled editorial. The editorial points out the danger of making police the evaluators of media. Why do cops make poor evaluators? They dont know the craft and its nuances. Their mind-set is that of victims, whipped frequently by media for lapses and offenses. The paperContinue reading “The glass cannot be half-full”

Manuel Oyson, Jr., 71

Sun.Star Cebu columnist Manuel Oyson Jr. died Monday, months after suffering a massive heart attack. Oyson, considered the dean of Cebu sportswriters, suffered a heart attack reportedly after an emotional outburst over his legal battle with an insurance company. Oyson had been claiming insurance payments for one of his properties that had been destroyed inContinue reading “Manuel Oyson, Jr., 71”

Listing of top Philippine news sites

The government-owned Philippine News Agency listed yesterday the top mainstream Philippine news websites based on Netcraft ranking. The data is taken from browsing habits of users of the Netcraft toolbar. I don’t know how big and representative that user base is. I also don’t know how PNA compiled the list, I tried looking for aContinue reading “Listing of top Philippine news sites”

Domain of Cebu-based newspaper expires

TheFreeman.com is no more. The domain name of the newspaper I used to work for expired and is now just a landing page. The Freeman, however, no longer uses the domain and for months the pages there were no longer updated. TheFreeman.com has a Google page rank of 5 and when I checked the domainContinue reading “Domain of Cebu-based newspaper expires”

Newspaper editor Ivan Suansing dies

Cebu Daily News editor-in-chief Ivan Suansing died yesterday after a 10-hour heart surgery. He was 43 He was a sensitive and brilliant editor-in-chief who developed the paper like an attentive father. He made sure it lived up to high standards of independence and professionalism, CDN publisher Eileen G. Mangubat said in a statement printed inContinue reading “Newspaper editor Ivan Suansing dies”

Press Freedom Week ends and I get star-struck

The San Miguel Beer party of the Cebu Press Freedom Week is the only event I’ve consistently attended in the past few years of the annual celebration. It’s held on a Saturday, the last day of the celebration and my day-off from the newsroom. Yesterday, Marlen and I attended the gathering. We met old friendsContinue reading “Press Freedom Week ends and I get star-struck”

Press freedom week and haute cuisine

This week is Press Freedom Week in Cebu. The event, held on the week where Sept 21 falls, is an annual gathering of Cebu journalists. The event traditionally starts with a march from City Hall to Capitol, this year it was from Capitol to the University of the Visayas. I missed last Sunday’s march becauseContinue reading “Press freedom week and haute cuisine”