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FILIPINO JOURNALISTS, MEDIA ARE HEROES IN FIGHT VS COVID-19 – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMs) hailed Filipino journalists and media professionals as “heroes” in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. In a press statement, the PTFoMS recognized the importance of media workers’ role amid the country’s fight against COVID-19. The PTFoMs also acknowledged the Philippine media’s […]

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DARK CHAPTER IN PH MEDIA IS BEING CLOSED NOW – SY EGCO

The supposed dark chapter in the history of Philippine media is about to come to an end, as President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is working harder to protect journalists in the country, the executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said. During the launch of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign, Undersecretary Joel Egco […]

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MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE CASE VERDICT IS A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) welcomed the conviction of the principal suspects in the Maguindanao massacre, dubbed as the world’s worst killings of journalists in history where at least 32 media workers were murdered. Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMs executive director, said the Quezon City court’s verdict is “a cause for celebration […]

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PNP PROVIDES 21 COPS TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS – SY EGCO

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has detailed 21 police officers to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) as part of efforts to protect media practitioners, especially during the election season. PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, expressed gratitude to Police Security and Protection Group director, Police Brig. General Filmore Escobal, for this […]

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DRIVE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS TO CONTINUE – SY EGCO

Gains on the program to protect Filipino media practitioners will continue especially now that the Philippines has been removed from the list of top 5 deadliest countries in the world for journalists. During the launch of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Press Freedom Caravan at The Cent Co-Working Space in Bangkok, Thailand, Undersecretary Joel […]

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DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION GIVES PRIORITY TO MEDIA SECURITY – ANDANAR

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has reassured the commitment of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in providing a safe environment for media members in the country. Andanar, along with Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco, made the assurance in a recent dialogue with media members […]

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CREATION OF PTFoMS IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT – EU ENVOY

European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen described the move by President Rodrigo Duterte to form the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) as a good development in addressing media concerns in the Philippines. “The PTFoMS is indeed a welcome development,” Jessen said in his speech, delivered by Enrico Strampelli, head of […]

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I WILL HELP END PRACTICE OF MAKING JOURNOS WITNESSES IN DRUG BUSTS – GO

Former special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, Bong Go, has vowed to facilitate an agreement between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and journalists to end the practice of requiring members of the media to serve as witnesses in drug busts. “In my personal capacity ako ang inyong tulay…atong ipasabot sa ilaha (I will facilitate…we will […]

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PTFOMS COMMITTED TO EXHAUST ALL MEANS TO PROTECT LIFE, LIBERTY AND SECURITY OF MEDIA WORKERS – EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has strongly condemned the online attacks against Inquirer Mindanao Bureau reporter Julie Alipala. “We strongly condemn this malicious meme, which was posted and shared multiple times by several Facebook users,” PTFoMS Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco said in a statement. Alipala became the subject of hate […]

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STRENGTHEN INDUSTRY, REMOVE VULNERABILITIES OF MEDIA WORKERS – EGCO

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco said addressing the security issues of the media must involve improving their living conditions without resorting to either “regulation” or “accreditation”, which, he stressed, are both “wrong.” Undersecretary Sy Egco cited the need to strengthen the industry and remove the vulnerabilities that media […]