Press Release
July 24, 2019

Sen. Bong Revilla elected as Senate Committee Chair on Public Information and Mass Media

After the scramble for committee chairmanships, Sen. Bong Revilla was elected the Senate Committee Chairman on Public Information and Mass Media.

In an earlier report, Revilla expressed his desire to tackle Senate Bill No. 9 or the Anti-Fake News Bill filed by Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III which seeks to criminalize the spread of false information on the internet and other social media platforms.

Revilla believes that it is high time that the country establishes a system of responsibility and accountability in new media.

He also added that the proliferation and spreading of fake news is a threat not only to political stability, but more importantly, to public and general welfare and national security."

The Public Information Committee tackles measures concerning public information, mass communication and other matters establishing the artistic standards and quality of the movie and television industries.

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