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ILOILO GUNS FOR ‘CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY’ TAG

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is supporting the bid of the Iloilo City government to be designated Creative City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network 2021.  The Creative City tag will be part of the campaign to boost tourism, create environments that foster innovation, and creativity […]

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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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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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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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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 TEAMS-UP WITH UNESCO TO END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES VS JOURNALISTS – ANDANAR

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) will have closer coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) beginning next year, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. In an interview over radio dzBB, Andanar said PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, has informed him about the team-up […]