Media Security

Que’s alleged killer guilty of murder try

MANILA -- Former Catanduanes policeman Vincent Tacorda, who initially confessed and later retracted his statement of killing 54-year-old Catanduanes-based newspaper publisher Larry Sy Que, was found guilty in a separate case of frustrated murder.In an 11-page verdict released on Friday (February... Read More

4 Ampatuan massacre suspects fall in January: PTFoMS

MANILA – The recent arrest of another accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre brought to four the number of suspects who are now under police custody over a month after the conviction of the principal respondents in the decade-old case, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS)... Read More

Cops arrest another 2009 Maguindanao massacre suspect

COTABATO CITY – Police operatives arrested another suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre at the boundary of Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao provinces on Monday.Lt. Col. Barney Condes, commander of the police’s Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) -12, said operatives swooped down... Read More

PTFoMS to launch twin-tack drive to end impunity

MANILA -- To mark the beginning of a fresh chapter in safeguarding press freedom in the country, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has introduced a new approach in the campaign to end impunity by combining the twin efforts of ensuring the delivery of justice for victims of... Read More

Cop tagged in Generoso murder nabbed

MANILA -- An active police officer who is accused of being the gunman in the killing of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster and blocktimer Mercedario "Dindo" Generoso has been arrested.Roger Rubio, one of the four alleged suspects in Generoso's murder, was presented to the media in a press conference... Read More

PTFoMS: Manhunt on for 2 suspects in Generoso slay

MANILA -- The manhunt is continuing for two of four alleged suspects involved in the murder of Dumaguete broadcaster and blocktimer Mercedario “Dindo” Generoso, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Sunday.PTFoMS co-chairperson, Undersecretary Joel Egco said... Read More

PTFoMS condemns radio broadcaster's killing in Dumaguete

MANILA ---The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Wednesday condemned the killing of a radio broadcaster in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.“This dastardly deed will not go unpunished. Whoever is behind this senseless murder will be brought to justice,” PTFoMS executive... Read More

PTFoMS probes slay try on Sultan Kudarat radioman

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is now investigating the attempt on the life of a radio journalist in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat who is in critical condition after being shot by unidentified assailants on Wednesday.PTFoMS co-chairperson, Undersecretary Joel Egco... Read More

No culture of impunity despite unsolved media killings

MANILA -- Malacañang believes that there is no culture of impunity in the Philippines despite landing on the list of countries with the worst record of unsolved media killings nearly every year.New York-based press freedom watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the... Read More

Radio journalist, Remate corres shot, critically injured

TACURONG CITY -- An unidentified gunman shot and critically injured a local radio journalist at about 2 p.m. here Wednesday, radio reports said.Benjie Abdul Caballero, 38, acting station manager of Radyo ni Juan FM and provincial stringer for Remate tabloid, is now fighting for his life at the St.... Read More

Criminal raps await Gonzales’ killer: PTFoMS

MANILA — Authorities have already identified one “person of interest” (POI) in the twin killings of newspaper columnist Jupiter Gonzales and his companion in Arayat, Pampanga, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced on Tuesday.PTFoMS executive director,... Read More

PTFoMS condemns killing of Remate columnist

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Monday condemned the killing of Jupiter Gonzales, a columnist for tabloid Remate.“The Presidential Task Force on Media Security is deeply saddened and condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of Jupiter... Read More

PTFoMS condemns ambush of DavNor broadcaster

MANILA --The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) denounced on Friday the ambush of a radio broadcaster in Davao del Norte, saying it would be closely coordinating with authorities to get the perpetrators.Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS executive director, said he immediately... Read More

Arrest warrant out vs. suspects in broadcaster slay: PTFoMS

MANILA -- A regional trial court in Kidapawan City has issued a warrant of arrest against suspects in the killing of Brigada News FM anchor Eduardo Dizon, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Monday.The PTFoMS said Judge Henelinda Molina-Diaz of Branch 61 of the Regional... Read More

Palace condemns arson attack on Abante’s printing plant

MANILA -- Malacañang condemned the arson attack on the printing plant of Abante New Group in San Isidro, Parañaque City on Monday.“We’d like to condemn the assault on this Abante printing press shop. We cannot allow this thing to happen against any member of the Fourth... Read More

PTFoMS condemns attack on Abante’s printing plant

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Monday strongly denounced the vicious attack by still unidentified men on the printing plant of the Abante News Group in Barangay San Isidro, Parañaque City.Initial reports said that four hooded armed men forcibly entered the... Read More

Suspect in killing of Ozamis City broadcaster arrested

MANILA – A suspect in the killing of DXOC-Ozamiz City anchorman Cosme Maestrado was arrested in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced on Wednesday.In a statement, the PTFoMS said joint operatives of San Juan Del Monte Police Station,... Read More

Kapa members tagged in Kidapawan radio anchor's slay

MANILA -- Three members of the Kapa-Community Ministry International (Kapa) were tagged in the murder of Brigada News FM radio anchor Eduardo “Ed” Dizon in Kidapawan City, Cotabato last July 10.In a Malacañang press briefing on Thursday, Presidential Communications Operations... Read More

Ifugao journo shooting incident not work-related: PTFoMS

MANILA -- Initial findings of an investigation showed that the shooting incident supposedly involving a journalist in Ifugao province "could not have been" related to media work, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Wednesday.Brandon Lee was reportedly shot in front of his... Read More

Broadcaster slay probe ‘quickly’ gaining ground, PTFoMS says

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said investigation on the murder of Kidapawan City broadcaster Eduardo Dizon is proceeding with dispatch.This after Al P. Calica, Regional Prosecutor for Region 12 (Soccsksargen), immediately assigned City Prosecutor Mariam April... Read More