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PTFoMS lauds PNP designation of media security focal person

MANILA – The Presidential Activity Drive on Media Security (PTFoMS) hailed the resolution of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Well-liked Dionardo Carlos to designate Col. Roderick Augustus Alba as the focal person within the protection and safety of all journalists and media employees at some stage within the national elections.

Alba, the PNP Public Recordsdata Office (PIO) chief, would possibly be assisted by his counterparts in regional areas of work nationwide.

“Gen. Carlos’ certain working out of the role of media to a composed national election is truly well-known,” PTFoMS Government Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, acknowledged in a news birth on Friday.

Carlos launched on Thursday the designation of Alba as a response to the PTFoMS place a matter to of a PNP focal person addressed to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The focal person shall at once coordinate with assigned Particular Agents of the PTFoMS in expediting the investigation and resolution of cases of violence, threats, and acts of intimidation towards journalists.

“I in fact have confidence identified the PNP chief since 2016 at some stage in his stint as the primitive PNP spokesperson. He in fact has the center and favorable difficulty for the well-being of the total members of the Philippine media. He is also aware of that the PIOs are essentially the most efficient focal persons for imposing safety and safety for all media as they’ve already a deep connection and rapport with journalists,” Egco acknowledged.

Egco added that Carlos’ dedication to protect the Would possibly well possibly additionally 9 national and local elections get, secured, and free from violence “will in fact happen” and that Alba “will personal a critical job in conserving all media employees and journalists get and secured at some stage within the elections”.

“The irascible massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in November 2009 is a continuing reminder that media employees are largely inclined about a months before, at some stage in, and about a months after every elections,” Egco acknowledged. “We received’t ever let this happen again.”

The DILG and the PNP are members of the activity force below the Office of the President. (PR)

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