Filipino Sign Language Insets Mandated in TV

Insets of sign language interpreters using the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) in television news and public affairs programs will become mandatory in one year. This is part of a broad set of measures enacted by Congress under the Filipino Sign Language Act, signed into law by President Duterte in November 2018. The law declares FSL as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and…

Bigger Discounts for Campaign Ads on Radio and TV

Candidates for public office and political parties will be paying less for their political ads in broadcast media starting this year. Radio and television stations are required to charge political candidates and parties less than regular commercial advertisers with the approval by Congress last November 2018 of Senate Bill No. 1985. The bill amends Section 11 of Republic Act No. 9006, otherwise known as the…

KBP Chairman Cites Challenges of Broadcast Media

KBP Chairman Ruperto S. Nicdao, Jr. cited three challenges facing the Philippine broadcast media today and these are: “covering an unconventional president”, “competing in an increasingly fragmented attention economy”, and “combating the spread of false information”. Nicdao cited these challenges while speaking in the opening of the annual meeting and 43rd Top Level Management Conference (TLMC) of the KBP, the country’s national association of broadcasters,…