Maguindanao massacre decision out by November: PCOO chief

MANILA — A court decision on the Maguindanao massacre may be out before its 10th anniversary in November, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday. “The court has already deemed the case as submitted for decision, and barring unforeseen circumstances, we are hoping for a decision by the third week of November,” Andanar …

Eastmincom, MIPC agree to condemn scare tactics and work for journalists safety

DAVAO CITY—Open communication lines, security provision for threatened journalists and condemn scare tactics from difference forces. These are among the agreed courses of action that key military officials of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and journalists representing the Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) have agreed Monday (Sept. 2), following a two-hour dialogue to tackle the …

Davao Oriental radioman nabbed for gun possession

DAVAO CITY – A radio broadcaster in Mati City, Davao Oriental was arrested by authorities on Wednesday afternoon for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. In an interview Thursday morning, Maj. Bembo Aying, officer-in-charge Mati City Police station, identified the arrested suspect as Ezperanzo Nishiguchi, a radio commentator of Sunrise FM. Aying said Nishiguchi was arrested …

Radio Anchor shot dead in Kidapawan City, PNP creates Task Force Dizon

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — A radio anchorman was shot dead by riding in tandem along the highway of Kidapawan City late Wednesday night. Police identified the broadcaster as Eduardo Dizon, commentator and husband of Brigada News FM Kidapawan station manager Madonna Dizon. Police report showed, at 10:35 p.m Wednesday, Dizon was driving his sedan …

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 …