The Philippine Press Institute (PPI), also known as the national association of newspapers and considered the oldest professional media organization in the country, is a non-stock, non-profit private organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission whose principal mandate is to defend press freedom and promote ethical standards for the professional development of the Filipino journalist.
Founded in 1964 and reactivated in 1987, it was rendered moribund during the martial law regime (1972 – 1986). July 3, 1986 marked the formal revival of the Institute when the reconstituted Board of Governors met for the first time. On June 8, 1987, it became an incorporation under Philippine laws.
Also known as the national association of newspapers, it represents the interests and concerns of the newspaper sector in media and in all forums. Its membership includes most of the major national and provincial daily and weekly newspapers in the country.
The institute conducts training programs and organizes educational activities for Filipino journalists, seeks to protect their rights and freedoms in the pursuit of their practice, creates and introduces opportunities for the development of the journalist as a practitioner.