23 May 2017
Sponsorship
Speech Transcript


 


SPONSORSHIP SPEECH COMMITTEE REPORT NO 83

 

 

Mr. President, Honorable Colleagues of this august Chamber:

As Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, I rise to sponsor Committee Report No. 83, which recommends the approval of Senate Bill No. 747 entitled "An Act Declaring July 25 of Every Year as National Campus Press Freedom Day" authored by yours truly.

BACKGROUND:

Through campus journalism, students are able to practice their right to freedom of expression, opinion, and information. As responsible campus journalists, they have the opportunity of having a deeper understanding of the societal issues in our country and communicating these issues it to their readers.

The state should also recognize the importance of training these young campus journalists, who are the future guardians of our democracy.

This bill is also in accordance with every citizen's constitutional right to free speech and expression by declaring as a policy of State the observance of press freedom day in all educational institution.

Mr. President, I earnestly insist that this Chamber act expediently on Committee Report No. 83 / Senate Bill No. 747 entitled "An Act Declaring July 25 of Every Year as National Campus Press Freedom Day."

Thank you, Mr. President.


 

 


 

 

 



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