Media Security

Kidapawan radioman's slay suspects charged with murder: PTFoMS

MANILA -- The suspects in the killing of Brigada FM anchor Eduardo Dizon in Kidapawan City have been identified and charged with murder, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PToFMS) announced on Thursday.The PTFoMS said murder charges were filed at the City Prosecutor’s Office of... Read More

ACT-CIS, PTFoMS push for protection of media workers

MANILA -- Citing the lack of laws that protect the rights of media practitioners, a party-list lawmaker said on Wednesday she filed a bill seeking to provide quality compensation and security of tenure for media workers.In a press launch, Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support... Read More

Kudos to PNP for peaceful elections for media workers: Egco

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Jose Joel Sy Egco on Thursday lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the generally peaceful media environment during the last mid-term elections.“Very few cases of media violence were recorded in the last... Read More

Media urged to partner with gov't to protect press freedom

MANILA-- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Friday called on members of the media to partner with the government in protecting press freedom in the Philippines."We are calling upon our colleagues in the media to be continuing partners in sustaining the gains in terms of... Read More

Int'l journo body, UNESCO 'pleased' with PTFoMS work

MANILA -- International organizations Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and 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... Read More

21 cops to secure journos, assist PTFoMS probe on media killings

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has provided 21 police officers to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) as part of efforts to protect media practitioners, especially during the election season.PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, expressed... Read More

PTFoMS lashes back at 'twisted' CMFR report

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco fired back at media organizations claiming he is spreading disinformation for his recent remark in a press caravan in Belgium.In a statement on Sunday, the PTFoMS said Egco only echoed a... Read More

Ressa’s libel case not isolated, PTFoMS asserts

MANILA -- The libel case filed against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa is not an isolated one, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said, insisting that press freedom is “alive and well” in the Philippines.PTFoMs also belied the claim that Ressa’s... Read More

PCOO chief lauds PTFoMS, FOI for ‘very productive’ 2018

MANILA -- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar commended the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) and Freedom of Information (FOI) for a job well done in 2018.Andanar expressed his appreciation to PTFoMS Executive, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco,... Read More

PTFoMS seeks closer coordination with UNESCO

MANILA -- 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 Sunday.In an... Read More

PCOO chief pays tribute to Maguindanao massacre victims

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday paid tribute to the victims of Maguindanao massacre.This, as the communications chief, along with Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco, led the... Read More

EU exec hails Duterte’s creation of PTFoMS

MANILA -- European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen described President Rodrigo Duterte’s move 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... Read More

PTFoMS elated as PH's global impunity index improves anew

MANILA – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, on Tuesday expressed elation after the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) listed the Philippines anew as among countries with improved status in addressing media killings.The CPJ... Read More

PTFoMS condemns online attack on journo

MANILA – 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... Read More

Guevarra appoints 353 prosecutors in media cases

MANILA -- A total of 353 prosecutors in different parts of the country have been appointed to lead the investigation of media-related cases being handled by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS).Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and PTFoMS chairman Menardo Guevarra issued a... Read More

PTFoMS deploys special agents to Maguindanao

MANILA – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director and Undersecretary Joel Egco led a team of special agents that left on Monday to conduct investigation in areas with highest cases of media killings including Maguindanao.Aside from Maguindanao province, Egco and... Read More

PTFoMS cites 'promising progress' in Albay anchor slay case

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Wednesday has noted a “very promising progress” in the investigation on the killing of Albay broadcaster Joey Llana.Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary and concurrent PTFoMS co-chair Martin... Read More

Egco junks media regulation, pushes for media workers’ rights

BAGUIO CITY – 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... Read More

PTFoMS lauds police for arrest of suspect in journo slay

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has commended the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) for the arrest of another suspect in the killing last year of journalist Joaquin Briones.“What a nice way to start another busy... Read More

NBI, PTFoMS boost campaign against media killings

MANILA-- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran has promised to work closely with Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Egco to boost the government’s relentless efforts to prevent media killings and harassment in the... Read More