The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is deeply saddened and strongly condemns, in no uncertain terms, the killing of Michael D. Marasigan, former Editor of The BusinessWorld and his brother, Christopher in San Juan City yesterday.

Upon instruction from Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Co-Chair of the Task Force, PTFoMS Executive Director USec.. Joel Sy Egco immediately spoke with Eastern Police District Director Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula and directed him to leave no stone unturned in finding out who are the perpetrators behind this dastardly attack.

While it is yet to be confirmed if this incident falls under the mandate of the Task Force in relation to the Administrative Order No. 1 (AO1) of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte in protecting the life, liberty and security of Media Workers, there is a possibility that the killing may be related to Marasigan’s previous work as a journalist.

The PTFoMS will continue to monitor the progress of the investigation and provide the necessary legal assistance.

The Task Force is committed in fulfilling its mandate to keep media workers free from any and all forms of threats and violence that may be carried out against them and their families.



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