|Pinoy journalists to mark Press Freedom Day with flowers, songs|
|Written by GMANews.tv|
|Friday, 02 May 2008 12:33|
Filipino journalists will celebrate World Press Freedom Day on Saturday by offering flowers at the National Shrine of Marcelo H. del Pilar in Bulacan in the morning and a jamming session by members of media in the evening.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said it decided to honor Del Pilar, editor of the revolutionary paper La Solidaridad, "to emphasize the need for journalists not to forget the past, particularly periods of history during which media played a very important role."
Among the news organizations that will offer "Press Freedom wreaths" are the NUJP, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, the Philippine Press Institute, ABC 5 and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
NUJP will hold the wreath-laying ceremonies at the Del Pilar shrine, in Bulakan, Bulacan. The program will start at 8 a.m.
Meanwhile, the jamming session, dubbed "Pa-imPRESS ka JAM", will be held at the Freedom Bar at Anonas St. cor. Aurora Blvd. in Quezon City and will start at 8 p.m. - GMANews.tv