The local chapter of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) is implementing the nationwide KBP policy of imposing provisions of the Broadcasters Code of Ethics among all blocktimers in this political season.
On March 12, KBP local chairman Michael Palma of DYYDfm will meet with all blocktimers at the Dumaguete Press Club to brief them on this broadcast policy.
All radio station managers of the KBP have agreed to ban on air those blocktimers who do not adhere to the Radio Code of Ethics. The managers also agreed not to accept those banned blocktimers in other stations.
The KBP has required all blocktimers to sign a covenant with the radio stations concerned, stating that they will abide by the Code of Ethics of broadcasting as they go on air. The formal campaign period starts on March 29.
All on-air personnel will also be required to pass the radio accreditation test. The stations will also act on written complaints by identifiable listeners complaining about unethical broadcasters on-air.
Plans are afoot to invite a regional or national KBP official to talk on radio ethics-on-air before blocktimers.