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ABANTE WANTS JUSTICE FOR MURDERED SAMAR PASTOR

A House leader on Thursday urged authorities to address the rising spate of killings in the country, as he condemned the murder of respected pastor Rev. Dioscoro “Jet” Tan, Jr., who was gunned down in Samar just over a week after the ambush of Calabyog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino.House Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District […]

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TASK FORCE SLAMS MURDER OF EX-SORSOGON RADIOMAN

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has denounced the killing of former radioman Jobert “Polpog” Bercasio who was gunned down by motorcycle riding-in-tandem gunmen near Seabreeze Homes in Brgy. Cabid-an, Sorsogon on September 14. “The government strongly condemns the heinous killing of Mr. Jobert Bercasio,” PTFoMS co-chair and Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary […]

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MISSING COP HOLDS KEY TO SOLVING DUMAGUETE RADIOMAN’S MURDER – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said a missing police officer holds the key to solving the murder of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster Cornelio “Rex” Pepino. Citing reports from local investigators, the PTFoMS said Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS) Ruel D. Pinero of Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) and another policeman are […]

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TASK FORCE TAKES OVER PROBE OF DUMAGUETE BROADCASTER’S SLAY – SY EGCO

For better and tighter coordination between law enforcement agencies, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has announced that it has taken over the probe into the gruesome murder of broadcaster Cornelio “Rex” Pepino. PTFoMS chairman and Justice Secretary Mernardo Guevarra has designated Prosecutor Leonardo Mandajoyan to lead the Special Investigation Team for New […]

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TRIAL FOR SLAIN SURIGAO DEL SUR BROADCASTER BEGINS – SY EGCO

Rolly Mahilum, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of Surigao del Sur DXBF Prime Broadcasting Network manager and anchor Christopher Iban “Chris Rapido” Lozada in October 2017, was finally brought to trial. This welcome development was announced by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), the lead government agency tasked to investigate violence […]

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DO NOT OBSTRUCT PROBERS ON PEPINO MURDER — SY EGCO TO NEGROS EXECS

“We will follow where the evidence leads us. Charge those who will hamper your investigation.” This was the order given by Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco’s to Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents who are investigating the murder of Dumaguete City radioman Rex […]

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SUSPECT IN SURIGAO DEL SUR RADIOMAN’S MURDER ARRESTED – SY EGCO

Rolly Mahilum, the main suspect in the murder of DXBF Prime Broadcasting Network operations manager and anchor Christopher “Chris Rapido” Lozada in October 2017 has been arrested by the Surigao Del Sur Police Provincial Office. A report sent to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Secretariat in Malacañang said Mahilum was arrested on March […]

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PTFoMS ISSUES WARNING TO LOCAL GOV’T, POLICE EXECS ‘PROTECTING’ SUSPECT IN KIDAPAWAN RADIOMAN’S SLAY – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has issued a stern warning against some local government and police officials who are reportedly protecting the alleged mastermind in the brutal killing of Kidapawan-based radioman Eduardo Dizon. In a letter to Police Regional Office (PRO) Region 12 director Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, PTFoMS Executive Director Jose […]

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MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE SHOULD REVIVE DEATH PENALTY – MARCOS

The death penalty’s revival should be given serious thought “for crimes of an unimaginable level of brutality and inhumanity, as in the Maguindanao massacre,” Senator Imee Marcos said. “The scope of the Revised Penal Code at present does not fathom the horror suffered by the relatives of the brutally murdered victims, specially of the Mangudadatu […]

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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 […]