Category Archives: PRESS

GOVT TASK FORCE SUPPORTS ARMING MEDIAMEN VS. THREATS

 JOURNALISTS could be targets of election violence with the heat of the May polls in the air and the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is supporting suggestions to arm members of the press against threats.

“If pressed against the wall, we need to fight back because that’s the natural instinct of a person,” PTFoMS executive director Joel Egco said during the virtual launching of the Media Security Vanguards yesterday.

‘Media security vanguards’ to protect journos vs. poll violence

Read: ‘MEDIA SECURITY VANGUARDS’ TO PROTECT JOURNOS VS. POLL VIOLENCE

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that the Philippines remains one of the deadliest countries for journalists in the world.

Egco said the PTFoMS had requested the Commission on Elections to exempt media workers from the gun ban imposed by the poll body during the election period.

‘Media security vanguards’ to protect journos vs. poll violence

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Friday officially launched its “media security vanguards” who will be assigned to protect journalists from threats of violence, discrimination, misinformation, and corruption ahead of the elections in May.In his speech at the… Read More

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PNP names focal person in security for journalists during the national elections.

PTFoMS lauds designation of media security focal person

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) hailed the decision of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Dionardo Carlos to designate Col. Roderick Augustus Alba as the focal person in the protection and security of all journalists and media workers during the… Read More

MEDIA UNDER THREAT TO HAVE COPS AS BODYGUARDS VS. ASSASSINS

Cops’ designation as media security focal persons timely

The designation of police personnel as focal persons for media workers who need security assistance is timely and relevant, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday.

PNP spokesperson, Col. Roderick Alba, made the remark after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) designated officers of the PNP as media security focal persons in each province and city nationwide to provide a mantle of protection for members of the media who may face threats or intimidation in the course of the 2022 elections.

“The PNP finds it timely and relevant to designate focal persons purposely for media security, ayon na rin sa kautusan ng DILG (based on the order of DILG). Our PNP Chief (Gen. Dionardo Carlos) has high regard sa trabaho (job) and the sacrifices of our media partners. The job will be more challenging sa pagko-cover ng (to cover) election. Sila ang magiging takbuhan ng ating (these are the person to go of our) media practitioners kung may mga (if there is) threat or intimidation that relates to the performance of their profession,” Alba said in a message sent to reporters when sought for a comment. Read More

MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: MANY SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE

PTFoMS vows to pursue killers

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Tuesday said it is one with the nation in commemorating the Maguindanao massacre, which it tagged as one of the darkest moments in Philippine history and vowed to capture all suspects who are still at large.“We shall… Read More

Duterte admin to continue upholding press freedom: Nograles

MANILA – The Duterte administration will continue upholding press freedom, Malacañang said on Tuesday as the country commemorates the 12th year of the infamous Maguindanao massacre.In a Palace press briefing, Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles pointed… Read More

Murder rap filed vs. suspect in Davao journalist Dinoy’s slay

Journalist Orlando Dinoy shot dead in Davao del Sur | ABS-CBN News

A murder complaint has been filed against a suspect in connection with the killing of Newsline Philippines reporter Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy last Oct. 30, 2021, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Tuesday.Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS… Read More