July 25 declared as National Campus Press Freedom Day
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte declares every July 25 as the National Campus Press Freedom Day.
In signing Republic Act 11440, Duterte directs all schools in the Philippines to observe the celebration.
Section 4 of the law provides that, all educational institutions are mandated to provide full support and assistance to the preparation of the annual program of activities and events to be conducted by students.
“As part of media, the campus press is an important institution in promoting and protecting the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression,” the President said.
“As a testament to its remarkable contribution in the continued advancement of these freedoms, the State shall, as a matter of policy, promote the observance of July 25 every year as ‘National Campus Press Freedom Day’,” the new law read.