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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 LAUNCHES HANDBOOK FOR MEDIA WORKERS – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) launched a handbook meant to provide media professionals with precautionary measures to ensure their safety during coverage. PTFoMs has started distributing the handbooks to Mindanao-based journalists in Cagayan de Oro City during a seminar on the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 (AO1) formulated and signed by […]

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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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MEDIA TASK FORCE INVESTIGATED, SOLVED 30 CASES – EGCO

The head of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) reported to the Senate its accomplishments, which he said were achieved despite formidable challenges, such as the lack of resources. In his report to the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, executive director of PTFoMS, said the task […]

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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 […]