National Campus Press Freedom Day To Be Held Every July 25
JULY 25 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared every 25th of July as the “National Campus Press Freedom Day” in the Philippine schools.
In the school setting, there is a student government and as well a campus press or school organ. They serve as the training grounds for students to enhance their leadership skills and as well as journalistic capabilities.
In the case of the campus press, the students who are part of this organization are tasked to release outputs to their fellow students. It may be in the form of a magazine, a newsletter, a tabloid, etc.
The outputs usually contain reports about the school events and as well as the writers’ side on certain matters. It may also include some literary works and masterpieces.
The present of a campus press is undeniably in line with the freedom of expression in the Philippines. The Duterte administration visibly supports strengthening the said freedom.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the measure seeking for a National Campus Press Freedom Day. It will be on July 25 of every year.
Citing DZMM TeleRadyo, the President signed the Republic Act No. 11440. It recognizes that the campus press “is an important institution in promoting and protecting the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression.”
In line with the National Campus Press Freedom Day, the educational institutions are ordered to support the activities organized by the students. Events can be held as well based on the report.
It was on August 28 when the President gave his go signal to the measure. It was just recently when a copy was publicly out.
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