Media Security

Malacañang assures full probe on death of DavNor journo

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday assured that the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is already investigating the death of Davao del Norte-based publisher and journalist Dennis Denora.Denora, publisher of Trends and Times, a community paper in Davao del Norte, was killed... Read More

Egco shrugs off libel rap, vows relentless action on media security

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Egco on Thursday shrugged off the libel case filed against him by a journalist over allegedly calling some members of the Department of Interior and Local Government-National Police Commission Press Corps (DNPC) as... Read More

DILG press corps seeks PTFoMS intervention over ‘hao-shiao’ journos

MANILA – Legitimate media practitioners covering the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have sought the intervention of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) against ‘fly-by-night’ journalists.In a resolution submitted to PTFoMS, the DILG Press... Read More

150 journos, law enforcers attend media security forum in Subic

SUBIC BAY -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) held yet another successful seminar on the Operational Guidelines of Administrative Order No. 1, which established the lead coordinating body tasked to investigate media killings, at the By The Beach Resort Hotel in Subic on... Read More

PTFoMS eyes media inclusion in DAR land distribution

OLONGAPO CITY -- In an effort to provide not only security but livelihood to media practitioners, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has proposed to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) the inclusion of media members in the government’s land distribution program.PTFoMS... Read More

PTFoMS seeks help for info on killers of Dumaguete newsman

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) chief, Communications Undersecretary Joel Egco, on Monday called for public support in finding the killers of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso.Egco made this appeal as the PTFoMS, through the Dumaguete City police, assisted... Read More

SAP Go, Malacañang execs vow justice for slain radioman

DAVAO CITY – Malacañang officials on Thursday vowed to deliver swift justice for slain Dumaguete City broadcast journalist Edmund Sestoso as they offered sympathy to his family.The special aide of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, sought... Read More

Probe on slain Dumaguete broadcaster a priority: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday assured that the investigation on the killing of Dumaguete City media broadcaster Edmund Sestoso will be given priority by law enforcers, including the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS).“We condemn all these killings and I would... Read More

Journalists' groups thank PRRD for PTFoMS creation

MANILA -- Members of various press corps in Metro Manila have expressed their appreciation to President Rodrigo Duterte for providing safer working environment for media by creating the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS).“We are very thankful to President Duterte for the... Read More

Gov't exec calls RSF’s report on PH media 'unfortunate'

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) chief, Undersecretary Joel Egco, on Friday described as “unfortunate” a media watchdog’s report on the Philippines’ press freedom.The Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) has just released... Read More

PTFoMS deploys 'special agents' to probe media killings

MANILA -- More than 20 special agents of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) have been deployed to investigate and/or reinvestigate unresolved killings of media workers in the most vulnerable regions of the country.In a simple send-off ceremony on Monday, Presidential... Read More

PTFoMs identifies gunman in slay of broadcaster Christopher Lozada

MANILA – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced on Monday that the suspected gunman of slain broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada has been positively identified by an eyewitness.PTFoMS Executive Director Joel Egco said the task force’s witness has personally... Read More

PTFoMS brings media security awareness to grassroots level

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has enhanced its media security awareness program following the launching of its grassroots seminar in Mabitac, Laguna last March 8.During the seminar, resource speakers from different government agencies discussed the intensified... Read More

PH media now enjoys 5 guaranteed freedoms: Egco

MABITAC, Laguna – An official of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFOMS) said Thursday the Philippine media have been enjoying the five Constitutional guarantees on media freedom.These are freedoms of the press, speech, expression and right to peaceful assembly and petition the... Read More

PTFoMS slams article naming PH as deadliest place for journos

MANILA -- Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Egco on Thursday slammed a "rehashed" news article tagging the Philippines as one of the deadliest places for journalists.“It was a very old report,” Egco said in an interview with Philippine News Agency... Read More

Traditional media remains relevant: PTFoMS exec

DAVAO CITY --The increasing presence of new media platform as source of information won’t change the relevance of traditional media, a Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) official said.“It is still very relevant today,“ PTFoMS Executive Director Joel Egco said in an... Read More

Failure not an option to make PH safer for media: PTFoMS

DAVAO CITY – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Undersecretary Joel Egco on Monday assured that government will leave no stone unturned in making the Philippines safer and a much better place for international and local journalists.“Failure is not an option in this... Read More

Duterte wants all media killings solved by 2020: Undersecretary Egco

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga-- President Rodrigo Duterte wants all media killings in the country to be solved by year 2020.This was disclosed on Thursday by Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), who personally came over here to receive... Read More

PTFoMS vows to uphold press freedom, media workers' protection

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Wednesday vowed anew to uphold press freedom and protect members of the media from various threats.“What we are signing today further cemented our commitment, the President’s commitment that he expressed in his first... Read More

Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas gets another death threat

MANILA -- Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas, who testified in the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the House of Representatives received another death threat via text message.Canlas already reported the matter to the Manila Police District on Tuesday.The... Read More