Media Security

PTFoMS slams article naming PH as deadliest place for journos

PTFoMS slams article naming PH as deadliest place for journos

March 1, 2018, 7:40 pm

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

Traditional media remains relevant: PTFoMS exec

February 20, 2018, 5:52 pm

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 open… Read More

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

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

February 19, 2018, 6:48 pm

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

Duterte wants all media killings solved by 2020: Undersecretary Egco

February 8, 2018, 11:24 pm

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… Read More

PTFoMS vows to uphold press freedom, media workers' protection

PTFoMS vows to uphold press freedom, media workers' protection

January 24, 2018, 8:47 pm

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 SONA… Read More

Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas gets another death threat

Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas gets another death threat

January 24, 2018, 3:27 pm

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

PTFoMS defends Roque statements vs. CA order to free Reyes

PTFoMS defends Roque statements vs. CA order to free Reyes

January 11, 2018, 9:47 pm

MANILA -- The head of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Thursday defended Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. over his statements assailing the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that freed former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes from detention allegedly due to lack of probable… Read More

PTFoMS backs OSG move to appeal CA ruling on Reyes

PTFoMS backs OSG move to appeal CA ruling on Reyes

January 11, 2018, 6:35 pm

MANILA -- The head of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Thursday said it supported the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) in initiating an investigation to find the “stench” with regard to the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision to release former Palawan Governor Joel… Read More

Media security task force seeks NBI, police help for Times reporter

Media security task force seeks NBI, police help for Times reporter

December 6, 2017, 10:04 pm

MANILA -- The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) sought on Wednesday the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in dealing with the death threats on Manila Times reporter Jose Marcell "Jomar" Canlas. In separate… Read More

Journalists slam death threat vs Canlas

Journalists slam death threat vs Canlas

December 6, 2017, 5:21 pm

MANILA -- Reporters covering the justice beat condemned the death threat against Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas and urged authorities to probe the matter. In a statement, the Justice and Courts Reporters Association (JUCRA) described the threats against Canlas as an "act of cowardice and… Read More

PH media security body, worthy of emulation: ASEAN media experts

PH media security body, worthy of emulation: ASEAN media experts

November 25, 2017, 2:14 am

HANOI, VIETNAM – Expressing concern over the continuing threats to journalists’ security, media delegates from the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) lauded the Philippines for its Presidential of Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) -- an inter-agency body… Read More