Self-Regulation and the Philippine Broadcast Code


The new KBP Radio and Television Code is a product of many minds and years of painstaking debate, collaboration, consultation, and revision. The process was long and tedious. This paper documents this process and more importantly, summarizes the major changes made in the Code. The methods used for this paper include interviews with key KBP figures involved in the revision of the Codes, including the participation of this author, a member of the KBP Standards Authority who has been actively involved in the process of crafting the new codes since 2000. Several documents also served as key sources for analyzing the old and new codes, as well as in tracing the history of how and who crafted the broadcast codes as we know them today.