Paglalagay ng PNP ng media security focal person pinapurihan ng PTFoMS

Paglalagay ng PNP ng media security focal person pinapurihan ng PTFoMS

January 15, 2022 @ 10:27 AM 7 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Pinapurihan ng Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) ang desisyon ni Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Dionardo Carlos na italaga si Col. Roderick Augustus Alba bilang focal person sa proteksyon at seguridad ng lahat ng mamamahayag sa darating na botohan.

“Gen. Carlos’ clear understanding of the role of media to a peaceful national election is truly outstanding,” ani PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco.

Maaalalang inanunsyo ni Carlos ang pagtatalaga kay Alba bilang tugon sa hiling ng PNP focal person na ini-address ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“I have known the PNP chief since 2016 during his stint as the former PNP spokesperson. He really has the heart and genuine concern for the well-being of all the members of the Philippine media. He also knows that the PIOs are the best focal persons for enforcing security and safety for all media as they have already a deep connection and rapport with journalists,” ani Egco.

“The infamous massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in November 2009 is a constant reminder that media workers are mostly vulnerable a few months before, during, and a few months after every elections,” Egco said. “We will never let this happen again.” RNT/FGDC