Press Club junks Zimnet personnel as members PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:02

The Zamboanga Press Club, Inc. (ZPCI) has finally decided not to recognize Zimnet personnel as members of the club citing its Constitution and By-Laws.
In its monthly regular meeting, the ZPCI Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution “not to recognize Zimnet personnel as official members of the ZPCI, citing its Constitution and By-Laws.”
The decision came after ZPCI Board of Directors deliberated on the issue, specifically, when ZPCI President Jerry Lacastesantos received a letter from Vic Arevalo, publisher of  Daily Zamboanga Times and Zamboanga Today, dated October 21, 2010, informing the club that the said persons  from Zimnet -- Jigs Nepomuceno, Mikko Allas, Kates Allas, Riza Lacbao, Nova Jane Loquingan and Kayle Valdez --  “are not in any way connected with Zamboanga Today and/or Daily Zamboanga Times newspapers and online.
Arevalo’s letter also stated that “the official website of Zamboanga Today is www.zamboangatoday.ph and that of Daily Zamboanga Times is www.zamboangatimes.ph. The websites www.zambotoday.com and www.zambotimes.com are not in any way connected with our newspapers and does not represent us.” 
The letter added that the publisher “also requested to cease from using Identification Cards bearing the name and logo of Zamboanga Today and Daily Zamboanga Times.”
In line with the publisher’s letter, the ZPCI sent a letter to Zimnet informing them that the “ZPCI ceases to recognize their personnel as regular members of the club.”
To this effect, ZPCI has also requested Zimnet to surrender its respective Identification Card (ID) issued by the club.
The ZPCI formerly recognized and accepted Zimnet personnel as regular members of the club for reasons that Zimnet was maintaining the websites of Daily Zamboanga Times and Zamboanga Today for the two newspapers' online version.
ZPCI Board of Directors has lengthily deliberated on issues and concerns of Zimnet, thus, decided on the matter citing its Constitution and By-Laws that only regular members who belong to a certain outfits are being recognized by the club. -- MLF