Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Press Group Formed In Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Aleih Saiburavoc / 27 Aug) A small group of local journalists have organized themselves into what is tentatively called the Zamboanga Journalists Group.

The ZJG aims to fill in the need of an organization comprising mostly of full time journalists whose main source of livelihood is their profession.

It has been observed that some press organizations started with full time journalists but have ended up with non-journalists getting into the ranks and eventually taking over the organization.

The ZJG organizers also noted that some journalists association have been tainted with unsavory activities of some of their members to include pseudo ones masquerading as journalist when actually they are not practicing their profession anymore.

Elected president of the ZJR is Liza Jocson of TV-11 while Sheila E. Covarrubias of Radio ng Bayan was elected Vice President.

The other officers are Jomeleth Tabotabo of TV-11. – Secretary, Baby Macapagal Santos of DXMR –Treasurer and Andy Navarro-Auditor.

The officers will constitute themselves into a screening committee to process interested applicants who would like to affiliate or become members of the group.

The officers agreed to undertake activities to enhance their respective profession to include conducting in-service training and in house education of their respective crafts.

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