LEGAZPI Metropolis, Albay (PIA) –- The Presidential Job Power on Media Safety (PTFoMS) is hell-bent on pushing for the passage of a proposed legislation that seeks to deliver media staff more defense and benefits in the 19th Congress.
The proposed Media Staff Welfare Act was approved in the Dwelling of Representatives in January 2021 but it languished in the Senate until it went on recess for the just-concluded Might 9 nationwide and regional elections.
In an job interview at Ugnayan sa Bicol on Thursday, PTFoMS Chief of Team Pericleo Solis explained the successor of the Duterte administration may perhaps certify it as precedence invoice as the invoice will present added positive aspects to the media workers in conditions of health insurance coverage, work regularization, and stabilized wage fee.
This is along with the mandates of PTFoMS which are to safeguard push independence and to protect the lifetime, liberty, and protection of journalists in the region, he reported.
Atty. Solis hopes that the President in waiting will fortify and even empower the job force which is the initially to be performed in the region and is being regarded by other nations.
The PTFoMS was the to start with administrative purchase created by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016. It is an inter-agency activity force composed of regulation enforcement agencies these kinds of as the Philippine National Law enforcement, Nationwide Bureau of Investigation, Section of Justice, and Presidential Communication and Operations Office.
Solis recalled that before the Duterte regime, there was intensive violence in opposition to the media.
“The intercontinental group negatively factors this out in a make any difference of upholding flexibility of the press, expression, or of speech as there had been terrible media killings at any time considering the fact that 1986, just before the time period of the President. A person of which is the worst election-connected brutality amongst information reporters, Ampatuan Massacre,” he said.
The activity power also recorded a total of 31 fatalities of media staff. The PTFoMS main of workers said most of these killings are nonwork-relevant and about 26 situations ended up filed in the prosecution provider of the Office of Justice and have been completely investigated.