PPI Board in Kapihan, re-affirms ‘no to fake news’

Coming at the heels of its scholastic press seminar-series on “Let’s Get Real on Fake News”, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) sat in the panel at Tapatan sa Aristocrat, a regular Monday Kapihan organized by seasoned journalist Melo Acuna. PPI chairman-president Alfonso Gomez Pedrochejoined other panelists Prof. Danilo Arao of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Mass Communication, Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files, and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in the forum on “Fake News, Media Trends and Media Ownership” moderated by Acuna and Sky Ortigas.

The PPI is exploring a ‘partnership’ with Acuna for some topics it can recommend for his Kapihan.

The scholastic press program is being supported by Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC). The last two remaining legs this year will be held in the cities of Bacolod and Dumaguete.

This was followed by the PPI Board’s regular meeting. Discussed were the organization’s training programs and partnerships.

(Photos by Ariel C. Sebellino)