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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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PANGILINAN THANKS MEDIA FOR ‘ODETTE’ COVERAGE

Senator Kiko Pangilinan thanked Filipino journalists and their companies for their coverage of Typhoon Odette and the ongoing relief and rehabilitation operations in Cebu, Leyte, Surigao, Dinagat Island, and Palawan. “Napakahalaga ng role ng media, at nagpapasalamat tayo. Napakahalagang nandyan kayo sa frontlines para malaman ng mga kababayan natin ang mga problema,” Pangilinan said. “Mahalaga […]

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PROTECT PH MEDIA VS CYBER-ATTACKS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has expressed serious concern over the recent cyber-attacks against Philippine news websites news.abs-cbn.com and Rappler.com, two news media organizations critical of the Duterte administration. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Justice and Human Rights, said the cyberattacks against these two news media organizations seem to be a deliberate act to deny access to their respective two […]

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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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MEDIA MUST REPORT ON IMPORTANCE OF GETTING TESTED FOR COVID-19 – GORDON

Citing the important role of the media in nation-building, Senator Dick Gordon called on journalists to provide the public, not only with accurate updates on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but also to inform the people on what should be done to ensure victory over the disease, particularly on the importance of getting tested. […]

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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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GIVE MEDIA WORKERS PROTECTION AMID COVID-19 THREAT – SY EGCO

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) stressed the need to give media workers equal protection, security, and benefits, especially now that the country is battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. PCOO Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco renewed his call for Congress to pass the proposed Media Workers’ Welfare Act to help address the vulnerabilities of media […]

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ABS-CBN CLOSURE WILL AFFECT MILLIONS OF VIEWERS, THOUSANDS OF WORKERS — ARAGONES

Laguna 3rd Representative Sol Aragones on Tuesday had taken up the cudgels for millions of viewers and thousands of workers who will be adversely affected by the closure of ABS-CBN. Aragones, who began her career as an ABS-CBN reporter before running for public office, reminded her colleagues at the House of Representatives that over 11,000 […]

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MEDIA MUST PARTNER WITH GOV’T TO PROTECT PRESS FREEDOM – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is calling on members of the Philippine media to partner with government in protecting press freedom in the country. “We are calling upon our colleagues in the media to be continuing partners in sustaining the gains in terms of protecting press freedom and be reminded of the […]

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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 […]