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PTFOMS MEETS JOURNOS FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

In observance of World Press Freedom Day, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) went all out of its mandate to protect media workers by meeting with local journalists in several key regions all over the country to discuss ways and means to promote media safety. Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, Executive Director of PTFoMS, […]

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ARREST OF MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE SUSPECT LAUDED

Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the arrest of Datu Harris Ampatuan in Cotabato City, one of the suspects in the 2009 killing of journalists in what has been called the Maguindanao massacre. “I commend the men and women […]

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UNESCO CITES PH’S PROTECTION OF JOURNOS – SY ECGO

The Philippines has taken “positive steps” in protecting journalists, according to the 2021-2022 “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global Report” released recently by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), welcomed the comprehensive and […]

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SY EGCO: PROBE JOURNO’S FAKE COMPLAINTS MODUS

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) executive director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco appealed to both the Senate and the House of Representatives to immediately conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the “criminal enterprise” of a Pangasinan-based newsman, involving the filing of bogus rape complaints against government officials. Sy Egco said the scheme […]

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PTFOMS, PNP TO PROTECT MEDIA WORKERS DURING POLLS

Ahead of the campaign period for the 2022 national and local elections, the government initiated a novel approach to protect media workers and journalists with the launch of the Media Security Vanguards (MSVs) of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS). During the virtual ceremony and press conference, more than 500 Public Information Officers […]

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NEW FM STATION IN KALINGA TO BENEFIT IP – SY EGCO

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco welcomed the launch of DWPF 92.1 Gimpong FM Station in Tabuk City in Kalinga as a testament to the relentless efforts of the government in bringing vital information to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in remote areas. During the inauguration of the radio […]

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PTFOMS MARKS 5TH YEAR – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is in high gear as it celebrated recently its 5th year anniversary as the forefront agency of the government in defending press freedom by protecting the life, liberty and security of media workers in the Philippines. As one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s legacies to the Filipino people, […]

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ELCAC SPOX JOB IS PERSONAL ADVOCACY – SY EGCO

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco said he got his “redemption” after being appointed as one of the eight spokespersons of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Sy Egco, who admitted being a former communist rebel, said he had accepted the offer to […]

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ALBAY POLICE FIGHTS INSURGENCY WITH TFL PROJECT

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, commended the Albay Police Provincial Office (APPO) for the successful launching of its Tanglaw ng Lahing Filipino (TLF) project at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City. “Personally, I am happy because the TFL project involves a lot of stakeholders. This is basically […]

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PTFOMS: CLASSIFY AMPATUAN CASE AS RESOLVED

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is calling on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to heed the cries for justice of the families and colleagues of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre by classifying the case as resolved. The PTFoMS made the statement as it commemorated the 1st anniversary […]