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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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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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HUNT ON FOR KILLER OF ‘BROADCASTER’ – SY EGCO

Authorities are hot on the trail of the alleged killer of John Michael Decano, a massage therapist and beautician who was killed more than a year ago and who was erroneously referred to as a broadcaster. Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), through its Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Egco, recently released to the public […]

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SUSPECTS IN PANGASINAN RADIOMAN’S SLAY CHARGED

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said murder charges have been filed against three suspects in connection with the killing of former Pangasinan news reporter and broadcaster Virgilio S. Maganes. Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS Executive Director, announced this latest development right after the successful launching of the webinar series on press freedom […]

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UN CITES PH GAINS IN MEDIA PROTECTION – SY EGCO

The Philippines has made significant progress in protecting journalists according to the 2020 Director-General Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) welcomed the report as concrete proof of President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment […]

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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 […]

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PALACE CONDEMNS KILLING OF PANGASINAN NEWSMAN

Describing it as an act of cowardice, Malacañang strongly condemned the killing of radio announcer Virgilio S. Maganes in Villasis, Pangasinan and vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible. “We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Virgilio Maganes and extend our sincerest condolences to his family. This administration condemns any type of […]

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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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UNESCO CLASSIFIES AMPATUAN MASSACRE CASE AS RESOLVED – SY EGCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially classified the Ampatuan Massacre as “resolved,” proof that the country’s justice system in safeguarding press freedom is truly working under the Duterte Administration. This was announced by UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information Mr. Moez Chakchouk in his letter to Ambassador Theresa Lazaro. […]

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PALACE LAUDS HOUSE PANEL FOR SWIFT PASSAGE OF MEDIA WORKERS’ WELFARE BILL – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) praised the swift approval of the Media Workers’ Welfare bill by the Lower House Sub-committee on Labor Standards. House Bill No. 2476, principally authored by ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Niña Taduran, seeks to grant journalists and media workers hazard pay, living wage, employment security plus additional insurance and […]