About CEGP

 

The CEGP is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the country. Since its foundation in 1931, the Guild has remained steadfast in its commitment to uphold freedom of expression, press freedom and students’ democratic rights. This dedication is what continues to unite and consolidate CEGP’s more than 750 member publications from different schools nationwide.

An alliance of tertiary student publications

  • Membership is open to all tertiary student publications in universities, colleges, technical-vocational schools, seminaries, and convents.
  • It has over 750 student publications as members from more than 500 schools in 68 (out of 80) provinces and cities nationwide
A patriotic and democratic organization
  • It is patriotic. It ardently struggles against foreign domination and control in the economy, politics, culture and all spheres of national life.
  • It is democratic. It upholds and defends the interest and welfare of the Filipino youth and people. This commitment has kept the CEGP as the oldest-existing and the widest youth organization. The national center for the advancement of campus press freedom.

The National Center for the Advancement of Campus Press Freedom

  • It is steadfast in protecting and defending the right of every student to seek, receive and impart information through any medium without any interference.
Our Demands
  • Reopen all closed student publications
  • Establish publications in all schools
  • End all forms of campus press repression
Our Objectives
  • Work for the professionalization and independence of the campus press.
  • Uphold the highest standards and ethics of journalism.
  • Uphold and defend campus press freedom and other student democratic rights at all levels.
  • Raise the social consciousness of campus journalists and the Filipino people in general.
  • Support people’s issues and actively participate in their struggle.
  • Cooperate with organizations and prominent individuals here and abroad with the similar objectives
  • Support the professional media and their struggle for genuine press freedom.

LINEWORKS

Campaign
The Guild launches campaigns on campus press freedom, students’ and people’s issues inlocal, sectoral and national levels. We work to resolve more than 100 cases of campus press freedomviolations. The Guild leads nationwide campaigns to reopen all closed student publications, establishpublications in all schools, and end all forms of campus press repression.
 
Organizing
It continues to attract new members and give assistance to all publications without discrimination. It reaches even secondary student publications aspiring to establish the High SchoolEditors Guild of the Philippines.
 
Research and Publication
It conducts studies and comes out with publications on press freedom, education, and other contemporary issues. It publishes The National Guilder, the official publication of CEGP, and Kartilya, CEGP’s political journal.
 
Education Work
The Antonio Tagamolila Education Program (ATAEP) offers inputs on journalism skills, socio-political issues, campus press freedom, and on the CEGP itself. Venues include national and local conferences and education festivals.
 
Basic Masses Integration
It provides opportunities for campus journalists to learn from and share their skills with workers, peasants, and other oppressed sectors. It also conducts fact-finding, relief and medical missions as well as numeracy/literacy programs.
 
Alliance Work
We forge unities and conduct activities with other organizations—bilaterally and multilaterally—on press freedom, civil liberties, education, women and LGBT rights, human rights, environment, people’s issues, etc.
 
International Relations
It seeks link with similar groups abroad and launch projects with them. CEGP is a member of the Asian Students Association (ASA).
 
Finance
The CEGP relies solely on support from members. Funds go entirely to operations,p rojects, campaigns, and trainings.
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