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SY EGCO TO BARMM: ENSURE SAFETY OF MEDIA WORKERS

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) called for the creation of a regional counterpart in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to ensure the safety of media workers and prevent another Maguindanao massacre from happening again. “I urge the Bangsamoro Region to create a counterpart Task Force of PTFoMS. The mechanism […]

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MEDIA WORKERS NOW INCLUDED IN VAX PRIORITY LIST

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the inclusion of media workers in the government’s revised priority list of essential workers up for vaccination, but he maintained that vaccine supply should be assured as well. “This updated priority list of essential workers is good news,” said Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee. “Those who keep the public […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO MEDIA: SPREAD INFO ON LAWS, GOV’T SERVICES

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has proposed that the broadcast media and online news sites allocate a portion of their airtime to disseminate information on enacted laws and government services as well as announce vital information in the event of emergencies along with other matters of public interest. Villafuerte said his proposal will ensure that the power of the media […]

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SY EGCO TO PNP: PLACE UNITS ON ALERT TO PROTECT MEDIA WORKERS COVERING POLLS

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to place all of its units on heightened alert nationwide from May 10 to 15 to protect media workers who are either running for office or covering the elections. Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS Executive Director, made the request […]

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UNESCO, CPJ PLEASED WITH PTFoMS WORK – SY EGCO

The International organizations Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) were pleased with the work being done by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS). PTFoMS executive director and Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco met with officials of the CPJ and UNESCO to discuss the accomplishments […]

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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 […]