Cotabato, ARMM journalists mourn death of colleague

COTABATO CITY – Members of the Press in  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and North Cotabato mourn the demise of a fellow journalist in a vehicular accident Monday afternoon in Matalam, North Cotabato. Manila Times provincial correspondent Mohammad “Moh” Saaduddin, 37, son-in-law of Manila Bulletin scribe Ali Macabalang, figured in a mishap along the national …

PTFoMS to ask Facebook to take down page over journo harassment

DAVAO CITY–The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said it will ask Facebook to take down Phil Leaks, a page account that has been posting threats against a Mindanao-based journalist. “We will red flag the account and ask FB to take it down,” PTFoMS Executive Director and Undersecretary Joel Egco said in text message …

Duterte asks broadcasters to help raise public awareness on significant issues

DAVAO CITY (August 15) — President Rodrigo R.  Duterte on Tuesday,  asked the officials of the country’s broadcast industry to help in raising public awareness  on significant issues. Duterte made this appeal when he tendered  a dinner for the members and officials of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) held at the Heroes …

PTFoMS forms task force to investigate broadcaster’s death

BAGUIO CITY — The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) executive director and Communications Undersecretary Joel Egco said a special investigation task group, dubbed “Task Force Llana”, has been formed, less than six hours after the reported killing of Blocktime broadcaster Joey Llana in the morning of Friday, July 20. Egco in an interview …

UNESCO Director-General urges investigation into assassination of journalist Dennis Denora

Paris, 03 July—Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, today condemned the killing of journalist Dennis Denora, urging the authorities make sure that this crime does not go unpunished. “I condemn the murder of Dennis Denora,” said the Director-General. “It is essential for freedom of expression and press freedom, for democracy and rule of law, that the …

Andanar sorry for ‘Winston’ gaffe, vows stricter vetting rules

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday apologized to Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian anew for one of his agency’s press releases that got the lawmaker’s name wrong. In the June 13, 2018 press release of the PCOO titled “President Duterte commits to provide quality and affordable education to all,” the …

Journalist killing caught on video, authorities tracking four persons of interest

DAVAO CITY (June 18) — The killing of veteran journalist and newspaper publisher Dennis Denora was caught and  recorded in a dash cam video. The  Task Force Denora is now  tracking the four persons of interest in the killing. A highly placed Newsline.ph source revealed,  a private individual submitted a dashcam video,  to police authorities,  …

Go asks PNP and CIDG solve journalist killing

DAVAO CITY (June 17) — Special Assistant to the  President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is asking the provincial commands of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to hasten the investigation over the death of  veteran journalist Dennis Denora  and  arrest the perpetrators. “I am asking the PNP director …

P1.2-M bounty for Davao Journalist killers

PANABO CITY (June 16) — Friends of slain journalist Dennis Salvador  Denora set up P1.2-million bounty for the identification and capture of the suspects behind his  death. “His friends, former Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, Congressman Antonio Floirendo and well meaning citizens,  contributed to set up the bounty for the identification and capture of his killers,” …