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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 callS for speedy resolution to Dinoy slay

DIGOS CITY – Media outlets on Sunday expressed grief over the brutal death of reporter and radio anchor Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy in Davao del Sur.Dinoy succumbed to gunshot wounds to the head and body inside his rented apartment along Mother Ignacia St., Poblacion Uno, Bansalan town… Read More

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

PTFoMS vows justice for slain Davao journalist

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is in close coordination with the police to attain justice for journalist Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy, who was gunned down inside his rented apartment in Davao del Sur on Saturday night.Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS… Read More

UNESCO: Philippine measures preventing crimes against journalists and media workers

PTFoMS welcomes report citing gains in safety of journos

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) recognition of the Philippines’ significant progress in protecting journalists is a “validation” of the Duterte administration’s efforts to uphold press freedom in the country, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Sunday.

MEDIA WORKERS MATTER. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary and Presidential Task Force on Media Security co-chair Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday (March 14, 2021) says the government values the life, liberty, and security of media workers. He cited the UNESCO’s 2020 Director-General Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity that indicated the Philippines showed significant progress in protecting the welfare of media workers. (PNA file photo)

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary and PTFoMS co-chair Martin Andanar issued the remark after the UNESCO’s 2020 Director-General Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity showed that “significant progress was made” by the country in the case of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, pointing out that on December 19, 2019, the court convicted 43 individuals, including the masterminds behind the attack. Read More

PH ‘biggest mover’, out of top 5 worst countries for journalists


Reporters Without Borders de-listed the Philippines from its list of top five most dangerous countries in the world for journalists

Duterte administration implementing laws meant to strengthen the protection of freedom of opinion and expression and the safety of media workers

 December 10, 2020

The country is reaping serious gains in addressing violent crimes against media workers, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Wednesday.”

From 1986 to the present, 244 cases of violence against media workers were reported. Out of the 244 cases, 180 were killings and… Read More

MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: Fight for ‘full justice’ continues

Fight for ‘full justice’ continues for massacre victims

 November 23, 2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The families of journalists here, who were killed in the grisly Ampatuan massacre on Nov. 23, 2009, vowed on Monday to sustain the fight for “full justice” for the victims — no matter how long it will take.The victims’ families reiterated the commitment… Read More

Gov’t won’t stop hunting down other Ampatuan massacre suspects

Justice has been achieved under the Duterte administration but many suspects remain at large

 November 23, 2020

On the 11th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, Malacañang on Monday vowed that government will continue hunting down suspects who are still at large and pursue charges against them.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement to commemorate the massacre in… Read More

DOJ indicts 8 in second set of Ampatuan massacre suspects