4 months Lopez favors liberalization of mass media, online platforms MB |Biz
By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez is amenable to allowing foreign ownership of online platforms and mass media saying this should be part of planned amendments in the economic provisions of the Constitution. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez Lopez expressed his personal view on the question whether or not online platforms be treated as mass media, which is protected under the Constitution to be Filipino owned, during the recent E-Commerce Dialogue. The Philippine Constitution’s Article XVI, Section 11 is categorical: “The ownership of mass media shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines.” Most ... more