Thirty-seven radio blocktimers, commentators, announcers and station managers (see
foto above) unanimously agreed (except one) that all on-air personalities should abide
by the code of ethics of the Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas ( KBP ) even if they purchase airtime from local radio stations.
This was the concensus during a KBP-initiated meeting held at the Dumaguete Press Club building, which is open for use by all working mediamen and journalists in line with their respective media duties.
Chaired by Michael Palma, the KBP local chapter seeks to adhere to the national mandate that all on-air personalities should make a signed undertaking that over and above the interests of their political sponsors, they will use language on-air that is civil, polite, and constructive, not destructive.
However, it was noted that the unique emerging blocktimers culture is to destroy the credibility of their co-blocktimers, instead of their candidates. Some candidates feel secured that the blocktimers are hitting each other on-air and thereby isolate the candidates concerned.
The Dumaguete Press Club , INc. chairman emeritus Ely Dejaresco, welcomed the move that blocktimers and radio commentators will organize themselves. As such, whoever will be their president of their legitimate organization will automatically become a director of the Dumaguete Press Club, Inc.
The Dumaguete Press Club board of directors is composed of station managers, newspaper editors and publishers, managers of TV and cable TV stations, deans of masscom schools, head of government media organizations, head of public information officers,
The following radio on-air personalities attended the KBP blocktimers meeting: DYGB: Ranulfo Majo, Paul Sedigo,Willy Manaban,Dodo Renacia,Macala Almida,Rex Santos,David Bryan Cortez,Maritoni Salvoro,
DYEM : James Hughs,Florence Baesa, Ely Dejaresco SM , Efren Dela Cruz,Rex Cornillo,Dindo Generoso, ,Noel Mokong Ramirez, Tiffany Acosta