Application Deadline for Absentee Voting for Media

Members of media who would not be able to vote on election day, May 13, 2019, due to their work assignments on that day should file their application for absentee voting by March 11, 2019. This deadline has been set by the COMELEC in its Resolution No. 10443, issued on November 8, 2018, regarding the rules and regulations on local absentee voting in connection with…

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…