MANILA – The Presidential Project Pressure on Media Security (PTFoMS) hailed the choice of Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) chief Customary Dionardo Carlos to designate Col. Roderick Augustus Alba as the focal particular person in the protection and security of all journalists and media employees for the duration of the national elections.
Alba, the PNP Public Recordsdata Office (PIO) chief, will be assisted by his counterparts in regional locations of work nationwide.
“Gen. Carlos’ obvious working out of the operate of media to a silent national election is undoubtedly prominent,” PTFoMS Govt Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, acknowledged in a news unlock on Friday.
Carlos offered on Thursday the designation of Alba as a response to the PTFoMS set up a query to of a PNP focal particular person addressed to the Division of the Interior and Local Executive (DILG).
The focal particular person shall straight away coordinate with assigned Special Agents of the PTFoMS in expediting the investigation and decision of circumstances of violence, threats, and acts of intimidation in opposition to journalists.
“I undoubtedly delight in known the PNP chief since 2016 for the duration of his stint as the dilapidated PNP spokesperson. He undoubtedly has the coronary heart and good be troubled for the properly-being of the full contributors of the Philippine media. He additionally is conscious of that the PIOs are the most fantastic focal contributors for enforcing security and security for all media as they’ve already a deep connection and rapport with journalists,” Egco acknowledged.
Egco added that Carlos’ dedication to preserve the Can also 9 national and native elections get, secured, and free from violence “will undoubtedly happen” and that Alba “will fabricate a outstanding job in keeping all media employees and journalists get and secured for the duration of the elections”.
“The defective massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in November 2009 is a continuing reminder that media employees are mostly inclined just a few months earlier than, for the duration of, and just a few months after every elections,” Egco acknowledged. “We are going to be able to also now not ever let this happen again.”
The DILG and the PNP are contributors of the job power below the Office of the President. (PR)
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