Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas
|Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines|
|Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas|
|Formed||April 7, 1973|
6th Floor LTA Building,118 Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
|Agency executives||Butch S. Canoy, Chairman
Ruperto S. Nicdao, Jr., Vice Chairman
Herman Z. Basbaño, President
The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (English name: Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines, abbreviated KBP) is a broadcast media organization in the Philippines which provides its members broadcasting standards. The KBP was organized on April 27, 1973 in order to promote professional and ethical standards in Philippine broadcasting both in radio and television (TV). The KBP provides broadcast media regulations and guidelines for news, public affairs and commentaries, political broadcasts, children’s shows, religious programming, and including advertising to its members. The members of the KBP are composed of the owners and operators of radio and television stations including the radio and television stations themselves.
Broadcast code of the Philippines
The broadcast code of the Philippines is a set of standards for performance and ethics which are followed by radio and television stations who are members of the KBP. The code is composed of 3 parts, part 1 includes the 33 articles of which the standards for programming are illustrated. Part 2 pertains to the implementing rules and regulations of the KBP while part 3 illustrates the penalties if a violation has been committed.
The 33 articles of part 1 cover all broadcast mediums (radio and television) that are members of KBP. They mainly tackle how programs such as news and publics affairs programs remain just, fair and unbiased of point of views or opinions. The code also states that news sources must be clearly identified, except when the sources meet a confidentiality condition. The code also states how corrections should be done when a broadcast entity has come out with un-factual information. The code also gives standards to all types of programming and how it should be monitored when showing contents whose materials have with sexual content and violence. The KBP advocates the 18-minute advertising per hour rule for Philippine TV stations, the 18-minute rule was strictly implemented to prevent ads cluttering the TV programs.
The KBP Golden Dove Awards
Since 1990 the KBP has held the Golden Dove Awards, it is an annual awards recognition event which pays tribute to broadcast practitioners for their contributions and achievements in the broadcast industry. The judges for each of the categories are from selected media practitioners, advertisers and the academic community. As of the 17th Golden Dove Awards they have been giving away awards for the following categories:
- Broadcaster of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding AM and FM Station
- Outstanding Comedy Program & Host
- Outstanding Drama Program & Host
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Field Reporter
- Outstanding Game Show & Host
- Outstanding Magazine Program & Host
- Outstanding Magazine Talk Show & Host
- Outstanding Newscast Program & Host
- Outstanding Newscaster for Television & Radio
- Outstanding Public Affairs Program & Host
- Outstanding Public Announcement
- Outstanding Public Service Program Radio and TV Host
- Outstanding Radio Jock
- Outstanding Science and Technology Program & Host
- Outstanding TV Station
- Outstanding Variety Show Program for both Manila and other provinces
Broadcast stations in the Philippines
As of December 2008, the Philippines has a total of 297 television broadcast stations from 173 in 1998. Currently there are also 659 FM stations and 383 AM stations this comprises regional subsidiaries and smaller entities in provinces which was based from the total National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) licenses distributed. Cable television (CATV) remains to be outside of the KBP’s broadcast code but the programs are still reviewed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board of the Philippines (MTRCB).
Broadcast stations by region
|Region||AM Stations||FM Stations||TV Stations||TOTAL|
|National Capital Region (NCR)||31||25||22||78|
|Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)||11||20||10||41|
|Region 1 – Ilocos Region||33||38||13||84|
|Region II – Cagayan Valley||19||38||16||73|
|Region III – Central Luzon||18||24||13||55|
|Region IV – Southern Tagalog||31||76||30||137|
|Region V - Bicol||36||68||30||134|
|Region VI – Western Visayas||35||71||29||135|
|Region VII – Central Visayas||27||47||21||95|
|Region VIII – Eastern Visayas||22||30||11||63|
|Region IX – Western Mindanao||23||44||21||88|
|Region X – Northern Mindanao||22||37||21||80|
|Region XI – Southern Mindanao||34||77||31||142|
|Region XII – Central Mindanao||14||23||9||46|
KBP to Rekindle the Pride in Original Filipino Music
The “2010 KBP Pop Music Festival” is a songwriting competition open to all amateur and professional composers who are Filipinos or of Filipino descent. It is organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) and the Filipino Composers Development Cooperative (FILCOMDEC). Songs submitted as entries to the competition and which meet the criteria set by the organizers will be aired by radio stations of the KBP and uploaded to Click Music Philippines, the official music download site of CLICK MUSIC PORTAL PHILIPPINES, INC.., an alliance of the KBP and FILCOMDEC to rekindle the pride in original Filipino music.
Objective/s: 1. Maximize music as a medium for promoting the Philippines and Filipino values. 2. Foster the use of music as an instrument for positive cultural development. 3. Create a renewed interest in original Filipino music by providing sustained exposure in the airwaves. 4. Promote new Filipino talents. 5. Establish the strategic alliance of KBP, FILCOMDEC and CLICKMUSIC Philippines as a moving force in developing the economic potential of Filipino music compositions for the local, regional and world market. 6. Recognize and affirm the importance of RADIO in the development of the Philippine Music & Recording Industries. 7. Develop FILCOMDEC’s role in providing a channel through which Filipino composers can gain entry to international songwriting competitions
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- Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)
- National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
- Click Music Philippines
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