Ako Bicol joined the NCCT Child-Friendly Content Standards and Research Regional Launching event held yesterday, October 8, 2019 at the Hotel Venezia in Legazpi City. The activity discussed about the significance of the strict implementation of the R.A . No. 8370 otherwise known as the “Children’s Television Act of 1997” and the research on the impacts of media consumption, its motivations as well as parental mediation methods that affect the young population.
Ako Bicol supports the implementation of it’s guidelines which promotes positive development of children in the creation of media content and programming. The event was attended by various representatives from the media, academe, local government units, and other entities both from public and private sectors of the society.
This is the third time Ako Bicol has supported the NCCT’s yearly advocacy of ensuring that child-friendly content is given 15% of a network’s total airtime. It may also be noted that the late Congressman Rodel M. Batocabe is a strong supporter of this noble initiative.