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Panelists for the 2015 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar will discuss peace in Mindanao, corruption and 2016 elections | CMFR

Panelists for the 2015 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar will discuss peace in Mindanao, corruption and 2016 elections


SEVEN JOURNALISTS from online, print and television will give their views on the coverage of the issues of peace in Mindanao and the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Elections and Corruption as panelists in the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar to be held on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the SGV Hall of the AIM Conference Center Manila (Benavidez corner Traisierra Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City). Organized by the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR), the annual event serves as a memorial for the late Jaime V. Ongpin for his work as a press freedom advocate against the Marcos regime in the early eighties. CMFR’s flagship programs include press freedom protection and the promotion of media ethics.

The panelists for this year’s seminar and their media organizations are:

Lore Mae Andong

Carolyn O. Arguillas

Gigi Grande

Cherry Ann T. Lim
Sun.Star Cebu

Ed Lingao

Joseph Morong
GMA Network Inc.

Raffy Santos

The seminar begins promptly at 9:30 a.m, followed by the presentation of the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Fellow and the recipient of the Award of Distinction which will go to an individual journalist or news organization for outstanding work.

The Embassy of Canada, with SunLife Financial Inc., sponsors the Marshall McLuhan fellowship named after the Canadian communication theoretician.

The fellowship consists of a two-week familiarization and lecture tour of Canadian media and academic institutions, and later, a lecture tour of selected Philippine universities under the auspices of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

The program has been open to students and faculty of universities and colleges by reservation.

  • ismaelmathaysr

    [1] On Mindanao: how can we have peace in Mindanao without passing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law? I see BBL as a form of corruption. ‘God does not love corruption’ (Surat al-Baqara, 205)…… Muslims who share the basic values believe in the need to act together with Christians and others; and compete with each other in doing good (Surat al-Ma’ida, 48)… …. [2] On 2016 Elections: why there are so many old people in power and not many representatives of the youth and ‘ideal citizens’?? how do we introduce or apply restrictions for criminals from seeking political office? there should be Laws restricting the capacity of convicted criminals to engage in politics. 60 or older should be ‘disqualified’ from seeking (any) political office….. [3] On Corruption: why not reinstate capital punishment to choose between hanging and firing squad for corrupt politicians and public servants?? this is the only way to ‘discourage’ corruption. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. Life is too short but dirty old men will always be dirty corrupt hot and ‘topak’. Get mo Juan Ponce Enrile???